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The 8 Bridal Beauty Mistakes I'll Avoid at My (Next) Wedding

Posted 06/30/12 at 05:59AM by Virginia Pelley

I was a bride once. It was a sunny, lovely backyard ceremony in Montecito, Calif. But the pink dress I'd settled on (much like the groom himself) turned out not to have been the best choice.

And, when I'm totally honest about it, looking back, lots of things were "wrong" with that day; my newly colored hair was too stark in the sunshine, the style too-sprayed and I went way too trendy with my makeup.

It's OK though, I'm not crying into my "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" mug. Quite the opposite, in fact. I choose to look upon my disaster of a wedding day as a learning exercise. Thanks to the faux pas I made then, if another Big Day ever happens to roll my way, I'll be prepared. And, you, whether you've flubbed a wedding or not, will be too because I've gathered brilliant tips from top hair and makeup stylists for choosing a look that will remain fabulous from your walk down the aisle to your first night as Mrs. ______, to looking back at the photographs for years to come.

Avoid wedding day pitfalls with these tips!
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  • Posted by kimihavens on 12/26/12 at 02:35pm

    I did my own makeup and hair. I just pumped up what I normally do. The pictures turned out wonderful and I look like myself. No Trends in sight.

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/21/12 at 01:58pm

    I plan on doing my own makeup and having a friend do my hair. I'm pretty nervous that I'll look back at pictures and wish I'd done it differently though!

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 07/16/12 at 09:21pm


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  • Posted by niall_lynch on 07/16/12 at 05:47pm

    Excellent article.

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