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5 tips every bride should know about

Jun . 07 . 2010
Who doesn’t want to look their best on their wedding day? These 5 simple tips will help any bride stand out in her photos and shine forever: 1....
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Who doesn’t want to look their best on their wedding day? These 5 simple tips will help any bride stand out in her photos and shine forever:

1. Give your elbow some breathing room.
If you hold your arms close to your body, they will flatten out and look bigger. When holding your bouquet or holding hands, simply create a little bit of space between your elbow and your body to instantly appear slimmer!

2. Watch “America’s Next Top Model”.
What does modeling have to do with you? You’ll be the shining star of the camera for a day on your wedding! Tyra coaches average girls on how to be an international model – watching even 3 hours from the past season and you’ll rock the poses at the wedding!

3. Breeeeeathe.
Ever saw photos of you where you look stiff? People tend to hold their breath when they get their photos taken, and that stiffens the entire body. Breathing through your shots will make you look more natural, more relaxed, and translate into more flattering angles for you.

4. Ask your bridesmaid to carry a mister.
Misters aren’t just good to keep flowers fresh – they’re good to keep you fresh, too. The rush of adrenaline, the packed schedule, the corsette on your dress, the 2 million hugs you’ll be giving that day will all contribute to you feeling hot and tired. Ask your bridesmaid to carry a mister and to spray the back of your neck and your forearms throughout the day to make you feel refreshed and ready for the next shot.

5. Eat.
Your wedding is going to be packed; your schedule will be busy and you’ll keep moving all day. That means that you will need energy to look your freshest when the 3,000th photo comes around. The key is to eat high fiber foods early in the day – start the morning with a banana and ask another bridesmaid to carry one around in case you feel a little tired when the 5pm crunch comes around.
Caution – avoid foods that may stain your clothes or your teeth, such as cherries, blueberries, coffee, oreos, colored candy or red wine (there’s a reason champagne is the preferred alcohol!).


Want more tips? Subscribe to the Tipsy News(letter) or call us today for an appointment! We coach every single bride we work with to guarantee you’ll shine in your wedding day photographs!

2 comments | Leave a comment
  • Placha:
    I happened to be looking all over the web for weeks trying to locate helpful hints. Thank you for the information, I definitely appreciate it.
  • seroquel:
    Thanks for tris interesting information! I found it very useful =)

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