1. I Will Not Over-Accessorize
Instead of piling it on, choose one memorable piece (heirloom earrings, a rocking birdcage veil) and work simple accessories around it for a balanced look. Your veil, bouquet, and even your gown's embellishment count as accessories!
2. I Will Play Up My Best Feature.
Knot Note: Even if you never ever wear makeup, consider your wedding day the exception. A bit of mascara, blush, and lip gloss goes a long way in making your features stand out in wedding photos.
3. I Will Find a Veil That Works With the Shape of My Face.
Figuring out the right veil and hairstyle combo can be tricky. Here's the bottom line: With hair and veils, width adds width and length adds length. If your face is round, pick a narrow veil or hairstyle; if your face is long, choose one with more volume.
5. I Will Wear Metals that Match.
This one is a little technical yet important: The accessories you choose to wear should depend on your wedding dress hue. If you're wearing a bright white dress, stay away from gold (which could clash) and stick to pearl and platinum. For a diamond white dress (slightly off-white), gold and silver works; and an ivory wedding dress calls for gold and warmer metals. The exception: Don't ditch your engagement ring if it doesn't match.
6. I Won't Hold My Bouquet Like a Trophy.
7. I Won't Slouch At the Ceremony Altar.
8. I Will Dance Confidently
9. I Will Not Crash Diet.
10. I Will Rock My Smile.
This will most likely be impossible not to do -- but we had to put it in here because, honestly, there's no easier way to look more beautiful. A natural smile starts with your eyes (very few people can voluntarily move the muscles around their eyes while smiling) and involves your whole face (jaw, cheek, forehead, and mouth of course).
Thank you to The Knot for these great tips!
Your Perfect Day...because you deserve it!