Everyone seems to have tips on how to look good in wedding photos. With respect to those writers, I think most of those tips are enough to jumble anyone’s mind. By the time a girl gets married, she usually knows what makes her look and feel the prettiest. She knows which conditioners make her hair the shiniest and just how much moisturizer to use each night.
I happen to think that there really are only three things a bride-to-be really needs to know to present her prettiest, most natural self. And they’re simple. And they don’t require practicing red carpet-esque poses in the mirror.
Make the camera (and how you look/pose/smile) an afterthought. Notice all the good around you – that new hubby of yours, all your nearest and dearest next to you, actually getting to wear that dress you’ve only been able to sneak peeks of until today. Think about the fact that you’re a wife, about those two rings on that finger of yours, or about how darn cute that boy of yours looks all cleaned up. Staying relaxed, happy and excited inside will translate brilliantly – in everything from your sparkly eyes to your smile to the way you carry yourself.
Stop sipping early.
Limit yourself to just one or two alcoholic drinks at your rehearsal dinner, then switch to water. It may be tempting to get tipsy with all your friends and family in the party spirit, but your bright, pretty eyes (with no dark circles!), clear head and glowing skin will thank you on wedding day.
Keep your head up.
Someone once told me to carry myself as if there was a permanent invisible string at the top of my head, always pulling it up to the sky. Love that advice. Good posture looks composed and confident, so keep that string pulled tight on wedding day.
…and with that, I think you’ll be just fine. (;