You Look Marvelous

by Jennifer Carroll

Photos by Jen Fariello

All eyes will be on you from the moment you announce your engagement until the last wave goodbye at the end of the night — so be sure to take care of yourself during the planning process. Manicures keep those hands looking lovely — you are showing off that dazzling ring all the time, after all. Also, consider getting regular facials to help give you that naturally glowing skin in all the upcoming photos. Be careful to not get a facial within 48 hours of your photo shoots or wedding day as you can sometimes have breakouts after a facial.

Charlottesville has award-winning salons and spas to pamper you and your wedding party. Don’t want to travel that day? Consider hiring stylists to come to you. This service will cost a bit more but can be a nice stress-reducer as you’re getting ready. Plan a weekend well in advance of the wedding to come visit your Charlottesville stylist for a trial run of your wedding day hair and makeup. This visit will help you to put the finishing touches on your wedding look and avoid extra stress. Don’t forget to bring your veil to your trial run so that you and your stylist can see how it works with your wedding ’do. It's a good idea to schedule your bridal portrait at the same time!

If you're planning an outdoor ceremony or reception, plan on wearing flats or heels with a wide base. Stilettos or other tiny heels are likely to sink into the ground making your walk up and down the aisle a bit awkward. 

Tip: It's a good idea to include “Garden Ceremony” (or Reception) on your invitation to give guests a heads up about their footwear options.

From Ivy Publications, publishers of: Locally Charlottesville, a Charlottesville guide to shopping, local dining and arts; CharlottesvilleFamily, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, University of Virginia and sports as well as a relocation handbook; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book Wedding Directory, a multimedia planning tool of wedding venues, cakes, favors and more for planning the perfect Charlottesville wedding.



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