Junior Wedding Editor
So the moment you had been eagerly waiting for has finally arrived... You are going to be a bride, girl! Imagine being surrounded by a flush of excitement, love and happiness, all at once! As surreal as this all may seem, these are also the moments that can be quite overwhelming to contain… And we are sure you don’t want to miss out on the important things in a ‘bridal rush’. So bookmark this page or note it down if you must, as we are about to get real on the things you SHOULD do before you make that grand bridal entry!
Even though this sounds childish AF, you’ve got to go relieve yourself before you step onto the stage. It is going to be a long day and washroom breaks during the ‘meet and greet’ sessions just never happen. Don’t even get us started on the pain of raising that can-can!
Brides often forget to properly hydrate themselves, let alone eat something hours before their d-day. Trust us, you are going to be standing tall with your beau in tow for a long long time. And you sure don’t want to die starving while people happily plop on their pani puris!
You don’t want any hair flicks or loose ends spoiling your wedding pictures. Make sure you keep those flyaways at bay by asking your bridesmaid to gently spray your hairdo with a hairspray minutes before entering the venue.
You can never really have too many bobby pins. Get them on Amazon for Rs 120.
Whether it is your ghoonghat or your shoulder dupatta, always ensure that all of them are pinned to perfection to avoid any uncomfortable moments or faux pas later. Tilt your head to the sides to make sure that your head dupatta is not restricting movement.
We are sure your bridal makeup artist will ensure that your makeup looks absolutely perfect. But just to avoid last minute hysteria, make sure you check your makeup base under flash light or even natural sunlight to ensure it looks as gorgeous as you are.
Make sure your makeup stays put all evening with this NYX Professional Makeup Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray available on Nykaa for Rs 875.
Again, your makeup artist will definitely ensure that this is taken care of. But life is full of surprises and you sure don’t want to be caught dead with lipstick on your teeth on your wedding day… or any day!
The wedding rush can get quite overwhelming but that doesn’t mean you can’t steal a moment to text your fiance on just how perfect everything is. Trust us, he’ll be just as nervous as you are, and this text will reassure him on just how much you love him.
Narcissism be damned! Don’t shy away from taking cute selfies in all your bridal glory. We are sure you’ll look back on all the crazy ones with fond memories.
This is a given. Even if your wedding photographer is well aware of this, make sure you tell him the exact pose that you’d like to be captured in. Crazy poses are also welcome.
You can even experiment with some funny props to make your getting ready shot gets even crazier. Get these props from Amazon at just Rs 199.
Your bridal SOS kit is like a hidden treasure that you must possess. Make sure it is well equipped with all the essentials such as a painkiller, comb, travel size perfume, bobby pins and lots of tissues!
A heel patch or even a heel foam will really save your toes from all the blisters and muscle tiredness you might feel from wearing those heels. Just stick it around the ankle area of your shoes and you’ll be sorted.
You can get this cushion heel liner to keep those sore feet at bay for just Rs 300.
As a bride, you will need ample help from people throughout the wedding function. But you definitely need a Pippa Middleton like sister/bestie who is ready and equipped with all the things you might need on your wedding day.
A great perfume can really freshen up your spirits and make you look and feel gorgeous from the inside. Make sure you spray it on the pulse points of your body, to make it last longer.
The Estee Lauder Modern Muse perfume has been a bridal favourite for years... You can buy it on Nykaa for Rs 5,900 for a 50 ml bottle.
Relieve all that wedding stress and nervousness by munching on your favourite chocolate, minutes before you make that grand entry. Don’t forget to follow up with a mint candy after!
Smile, because you are moments away from one of the most precious day of your life. Smile because you’re worth it!
Keep that pearly smile intact with a charcoal based toothpaste like Colgate available on Nykaa for Rs 115.
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