An elegant bridal look is one that stands the test of time. Many years from your wedding day, when your children and grandchildren go through your wedding photos, they’ll see you as a beautiful, classic, and elegant bride. It may not necessarily be what’s on trend, but you know that during your special day, you looked and felt your best.

As a bride, there are so many ways you can achieve that elegance. That also doesn’t necessarily imply you need to spend so much for that glam. Whatever makes you feel elegant, you can always touch on that through your gown, flowers, shoes, and all the other details that put together your bridal look.

Here are five tips you can do, so you can achieve an elegant bridal look on your big day.

  1. Keep It Simple

Keeping things simple makes for an understated elegant look. The danger with going with the hype or trend is you may overdo things. And when you have too many elements going together in your entire look, you’re going to look messy. In fact, your guests are going to be so distracted either by your gown, your flowers, and even your hair.

Keeping your look simple also doesn’t mean it has to be a drab. Simplicity means balancing all the elements. If you want a beautiful statement hair, then take it easy on the makeup. If your gown is already filled with crystals and gems, then you shouldn’t overdo the jewelry. If you want to have a unique bouquet, then the perfect backdrop for this is a plain gown.

Having a stylist can help you achieve that elegant look which speaks simplicity and class.

  1. Get Your Skin Glowing

Yes, you’re going to have makeup applied to you by the professionals, on your wedding day. But remember that the purpose of makeup isn’t to change your face. Rather, it’s to complement your face, to make your own beauty shine, and put you out looking your best.

So, at least a month before your wedding day, make it a point to start practicing a good skincare routine. If you can have facials and treatments done by a dermatologist, then go ahead and get yourself pampered.

A glowing skin will shine through the makeup during your big day.

  1. Go For Classic Materials For Your Gown

You can’t go wrong with classic fabrics for your wedding gown. Think satin, chiffon, and lace. If you have any other preferred fabric of choice, then discuss this with your wedding gown designer, if you’re having a custom-made one.

Even if you’re going to buy a wedding gown off the rack, don’t rush the process. Some brides go as a far as right when they’ve gotten engaged to search for their wedding gown. This can give you so much more time to ensure you’re getting the choice right. Most importantly, if there’s any need for alterations, they won’t be rushed.

An ill-fitting gown won’t make you look elegant. Plus, it’ll keep you uncomfortable.

  1. Work On Your Smile

Working on your smile doesn’t mean faking it. Your own smile is the best smile you can give on your wedding day. Also, this is the day for you to let all your raw emotions shine through.

Working on your smile, however, means fixing your teeth up if there are any obvious aesthetic matters to take care of. For instance, yellow teeth may need dental cleaning, and chipped teeth may need filling. If you haven’t paid your dentist a visit in a while, the months leading to your wedding are the best days for you to do so.

  1. Give Your Makeup A Trial Run

Your makeup matters. Remember, your makeup shapes your entire look. If your makeup is poorly done, then it’ll show in the pictures.

So, be sure you do a trial before you give your ‘yes’ to a makeup artist or a beauty salon you’ll choose for your wedding day. As you do this trial makeup session, be sure to inform the makeup artist what you want your look to be. This can give them an idea on what they should do, to make your makeup suit your face and your preferences.

Remember, there’s no one universal way, to do elegant makeup. This has to be tailored according to your skin tone, preference, face shape, and eye color, among many other factors.

Every bride certainly dreams of walking down the aisle on their big day, looking like a princess. In fact, like many, you may have started preparing for your whole look long before you got engaged. Looking your best and the most elegant on your wedding day, however, doesn’t mean going over-the-top with all the design and elements you’re putting together for your look. Take heed of the tips above, so you can look like the elegant bride you can to be.