Weddings are one of the events in your life where all your friends and family gather in one place. But a pandemic or other circumstances may hinder you from doing that. 

If this happens, you don’t have to worry. Online weddings are a big thing these days, so you can even have guests from abroad witness you tie the knot. As with any wedding, the bride needs to look amazing. You may not have many attendees at the ceremony’s location, but people will still see you through their phones or computer screens.

Even onscreen, you must take a few steps to look your best for the ceremony. Here are some tips on how to be that stunning bride you’ve dreamed of becoming. 

1. Skin Care

It’s a given that you’ll be very busy planning the ceremony for your online wedding. All that hard work and stress can take a toll on your skin. When you’ve got some free time, visit your favorite dermatologist. If you’ve never had your skin checked, it’s never too late to give it a go. 

Make it a point to visit months in advance, if possible. Most dermatologists will provide you with a facial care plan you need to follow for a few weeks. You can’t do that when your wedding is already around the corner. Start washing your face regularly and eat more greens, too, while you’re at it. Your skin will thank you.

With an online wedding, though, most cameras might not capture the entire quality of your face through a live stream. And that’s not an excuse to ignore your skin. People will still take photos and videos during the event. Hence, it would help if you look your absolute best. 

2. Makeup

This next one will hide the imperfections that you couldn’t easily get rid of in a faster and easier way. You can hire the help of a professional makeup artist or if you’re brave enough, you can do it by yourself. 

The tip is not to overdo it. You are a blushing bride, so make use of the colors to highlight your glow. Bring focus to the best parts of your face. If your cheeks naturally pop, sweep some highlights over them. 

Full and neat brows won’t need further filling. Go minimal with the eyeshadows and draw attention to your plump lips with bright red lipstick. Choose palettes that people will still notice through a screen during your online wedding.

While you’re still in the planning stage, don’t be afraid to play around with makeup styles. Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so try out something new. Or feel free to stick to neutrals to show off that great skin you already have.

3. Your Crowning Glory

Veiled or not, you’re sure to have your hair done differently at your wedding. Whether you’re doing it yourself or having a hairstylist around, try holding some test runs. Trial runs will also help speed up preparations on the big day. With a tried and tested hairstyle, you’ll have more time to relax or accomplish other things. 

Your online wedding might have fewer floral decorations around, so why not put those flowers on your hair instead? Try out these romantic hairstyles with flowers to wear on your wedding day. Pile up your long tresses in an updo to feature your slender neck. Wear a glitzy hairpiece and keep the rest of your hair simple.

The choice is yours! What’s important is that you feel comfortable in your chosen hairstyle. You won’t be able to focus on your wedding ceremony if you’re bothered by the hundred bobby pins in your hair.

4. Get Fit 

Nothing’s more annoying for a bride than not fitting in her wedding dress. Just like you and your partner, your dress is the star of the show.

Months before the big day, do an exercise you enjoy. You’ll stress yourself out even more as the big day approaches, so do some Pilates or yoga. The goal is not to shed too much weight just for one dress. Everyone is built differently, after all. Understand your body shape and choose a dress from there. Better yet, get one tailormade for you.

  • Medium build: You might have the classic hourglass figure. Or you might have more weight in other areas you’d like to cover up. You’ll look stunning in princess dresses or any gown that accentuates your chest and waist. Go for full skirts to balance everything out and emphasize the curves that matter.
  • Curvy build: If you’re on the curvy side, now’s not the time to be self-conscious. Embrace those beautiful curves! Search for dresses that flaunt your chest. Try to steer clear from full skirts that may add more weight to your overall look. If you can, find a dress that you can lace from the back instead of buttoned or zipped. You can adjust this quickly in case of sudden weight gain on the day itself.

Since your wedding will be done online, you could always opt for simpler dresses or blouses. Don a pair of statement earrings or a chunky necklace if the camera’s focus is solely on your face. Or pick a top-heavy outfit with ruffles, lace, or interesting necklines.

5. Show Your Million-Dollar Smile

No one wants to see a bride frowning on her special day. You wouldn’t either. Don’t forget to brush your teeth before the wedding begins. And try not to take a quick bite to avoid teeth stains. The last thing you’d want is to find a piece of food stuck between your teeth after the wedding.

Hopefully, your wedding isn’t the only reason you’re visiting your dentist. If it is, no one will judge you. You can have dental prophylaxis done for some deep cleaning. Get your braces checked if you’re still wearing them. And that’s all you need for now. Save the needles for another date. 

For prettier smiles, you can opt to have your teeth whitened too. There are various whitening products available in most stores. Or you can also try a do-it-yourself teeth whitener made out of turmeric. With cleaner and brighter teeth, you’ll be confidently beautiful in front of the camera.

6. A Screen Capture To Remember

Screen capture to remember the wedding

An online wedding may have several limitations, but your options as the bride are endless. You should look and feel your best, even if your face might be the only thing the viewers can see.

So, what are you waiting for? Go and get ready for the thousand screenshots you and your dashing groom will be enjoying on the happiest day of your lives.

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