We were lucky to get through a bridezilla in April. At first, it was a little bit of a pain for us to deal with a bridezilla, because we feared that this experience would summarize the rest of the season. However, we were lucky to get our bridezilla out of the way early in the season, and ended up working with only blissful brides!
To help make bridal henna applications smooth and enjoyable for the bride and artist, and to avoid becoming a bridezilla, here are a few tips. You can also download a brief planner for your wedding on our website: www.HennaArt.ca/resouces
- Be on time for your appointment. Don’t delay the artist because you aren’t done getting ready. Plan to be ready at least 30 minutes before your appointment so that if you are running late, you have a 30 minute buffer zone.
- Keep your essentials close by. Make sure you have your makeup touch ups and hair accessories close by. You really don’t need to apply all that lip gloss right before your henna application. Chances are, no one will really see you (besides the people living with you and they already see you without makeup so it doesn’t matter). You will be sitting on a couch or chair for 2 or more hours for your application, so the least you can do is be comfortable. Besides, who wants their hair to be stuck to their lips with no one around to help? Keep your touch up items close by so you can tell your friend or family member to make sure you look beautiful before your guests or photographer arrives.
- Confirm details. Make sure you confirm details with your vendors at least 2 weeks before your wedding. Send an email so that your vendor has it in writing, and there are not fingers to point. This will help the wedding vendor remember the special requests or details for you, and will help you stay calm about the details. Having it in writing also allows you to print off the tasks and details and pass it on to your bridesmaids or friends, so they can make sure things are running smoothly.
- Have a close friend or family member with you. If you need to use the bathroom, or need something to take away the samosa breath, it’s nice to have someone you can rely on to help you. This friend will be your go-to person for all your immediate needs, before the rest of your wedding party comes around to spoil you. Make sure this person helps you stay calm as well so you don’t turn into bridezilla at your wedding.
- Be happy. It’s your wedding celebrations, so be happy! Enjoy this time with your family and friends. Your life will change (hopefully for the better) when you get married, so enjoy and savor the precious moments you have!
- Eat, drink and be merry! The last thing you want on your wedding day is to look tired or unrested. Drinking plenty of water helps your skin stay fresh and bright, while helping you stay well hydrated. The lack of water can affect your brain cells and skin cells the same, so make sure you have lots of water to drink a few days before your wedding. Don’t avoid eating because you want to get into your wedding dress! Drink plenty of water to help flush your system out of toxins and some of the junk left over from your last minute splurging. Drink green or white tea instead of coffee to get that dose of caffine. Drink hot water to get your digestive system going in the morning. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies before your wedding and try to avoid foods with high carbs and meat. Use the couple of weeks before your wedding cleaning out the toxins in your body for a fresh look, clean skin, and great energy.
- Don’t panic. You cannot micromanage everything, especially when you have your hands and feet filled with henna. When something goes wrong, don’t panic… the world is not going to end. Instead of spending time worrying and stressing over little things, focus on enjoying your time. Don’t let your wedding go by in a blink of an eye without having fun!