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There’s nothing quite as exciting as waking up on your wedding day and experiencing all the happy moments leading up to “I Do.”
Your getting ready shots are something special so it’s important to plan out the finer details ahead of time such as what you and your bridesmaids are going to wear while you have your hair and makeup done.
There are so many lovely options to choose from when it comes to deciding what to wear before you put your wedding dress on. Below are a few ideas.
Have you ever noticed that monograms make nearly anything look classier? Your initials can be elegantly embroidered onto a pair of pajamas as the perfect reminder of the two families that will be joining together. Monograms can be added to almost any garment really so take your pick. Choose pajamas that make you feel the most beautiful and comfortable.
Cute Tank Tops
Sometimes a cute, simple tank top is all you need for amazing photos. Pick a fun, girly design or buy a shirt with the word ‘bride’ on the front. You could also get matching tank tops for your bridesmaid for those fun group shots. Tank tops can easily be taken off without ruining your hair and makeup. They’re also really affordable so if you want to be extra careful you can even cut it off once you’re ready to put your wedding dress on.
There’s a reason this is the quintessential choice for brides as they get ready for their weddings. Satin robes are feminine and delicate, and instantly make you feel more pampered and regal, even if you are wearing your usual pair of pajamas underneath one.
If you’re looking for something that looks beautiful and is very easy to take off once you’ve had your hair and makeup done, why not consider a floral romper for you and your bridesmaids?
Your wedding day is all about you so wear whatever you feel most comfortable and confident in. Wear something that speaks to your personality too. If it’s not ‘you’, you’ll end up feeling uncomfortable and this might come through in your photos.
There’s just something about a veil that beautifully completes any bridal outfit. The tradition, the flowing fabric, and the intricate details all create such a romantic look and feel.
If you’re planning to wear a veil on your wedding day, you might have a few questions about when to put it on and how long to wear it.
Here is what you need to know.
Putting Your Veil On
You may want to put your veil on once your gown is on, but it’s best to use your timeline as a guideline. If you will be doing a first look, get someone to help you with your veil before you leave the room, not before. If you will be traveling in a vehicle to your ceremony venue, rather put your veil on when you get there. This way, it won’t wrinkle, mess up your hair or rip when you’re getting out of the car.
Taking Your Veil Off
When you want to take your veil off is a personal decision. Some brides prefer to wear their veil throughout their ceremony and during some of their photos, while others prefer to take it off directly after the ceremony. Another option is to swap the veil for a shorter blusher for the rest of the day. If you like the idea of a longer veil and a blusher, you might want to purchase a two-piece veil.
Keeping It In Place
Your veil will come with a comb, which will keep it in place throughout your ceremony. However, if you want to feel more secure, use a few bobby pins that match your hair color to attach the veil to your hair too. You really only need one or two pins on either side, hidden beneath your hair.
If you want to remove your veil after your ceremony, get your hairstylist to help you. If he/she won’t be around, get your stylist to show one of your bridesmaids or your wedding planner how to do it correctly. You would start by removing the pins, while keeping the veil’s comb in place. The person removing your veil should place one hand under the veil on top of your hair so that the comb can be removed gently. Tilt the comb away from the head when pulling it out so that the teeth come out.
And there you have it, these are some of the general veil etiquette guidelines – don’t forget to get some beautiful veil shots.
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