Brides, as you prepare for your Las Vegas weddings, don’t forget to also focus on your health, natural beauty and peace of mind. Yes, it’s easy to set aside these details in the rush to book a venue or the fun of choosing your floral arrangements. But to be ready for your big day, you want to look your best for your groom and enhance your natural beauty for your new debut as the Mrs. 😉

For any bride on the go, here’s a quick checklist of bridal beauty essentials. As a bride, I used these simple suggestions in preparation for my wedding day. With these ten tips, you’ll also bring out your best look and stay relaxed as you’re pampered too.

I felt absolutely beautiful on my wedding day. Brides, I want the same for you on your special day!

✓ Begin routinely washing your face before you go to bed at night as well as in the morning when you wake up. This will cleanse pores, prevent breakouts, and safely remove makeup.

✓  Apply hand lotion and cuticle cream. This softens calluses, knuckles, and rough patches to give you a soft feel when you hold your groom’s hands.

✓ Hit the gym. Establish an exercise regimen to stay fit, gain more energy, and be healthy. Once you find what works for your body, stick with it.

✓ Better your diet. Stay away from harmful foods, such as salty snacks, too much alcohol, and sugary soda. Replace these items with healthier food to give your skin a natural glow, complement your exercise routine, and let you feel better from the inside out.

✓  Schedule routine manicures. Keep your hands looking beautiful for a time when everyone wants to see your engagement ring.

Some hair stylists and make-up artists will come to you on your wedding day. Ask your wedding professionals about their preferences.

✓ Condition your hair. Revive those roots and keep hair healthy with a conditioner created to treat your hair type. Ask Las Vegas wedding hairstylists for assistance, visit a salon, or try products available in your local drugstore.

✓ Drink more water. Aim to drink six to eight glasses of water each day, and use a refillable water bottle to gauge your progress. Yes, all those trips to the bathroom will be worth it to stay hydrated, build immunity, and be healthy.

✓  Wear a lip moisturizer or chapstick with sunscreen. Keep your lips soft, smooth, and kissable.

✓ Visit a salon for a wedding hairstyle trial. This ensures you and your hairstylist see eye-to-eye on what you want. Bring photographs to further explain your vision.

✓ Schedule a trial-run with a make-up artist. Even if you do your own make-up every day, you won’t want the stress of creating a perfect look for your wedding. Relax and let a professional give you a long-lasting natural appearance that’s camera-ready.

With these essentials, you’re on your way to best embracing your bridal beauty. Also check our website page “Bridal Beauty Checklist” for a thorough list of tips for each bridal beauty category: hair, skin and cosmetics, hands and feet, and health. Las Vegas brides, enjoy pampering yourself, and remember that your groom loves you for you who are!

Written by Allyson Siwajian © 2011

Photographs by Jamison Frady of Quiet Art Photography © 2010  (Used by permission.)