3 Ways to Look Your Best in Your Wedding Video

Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. You're committing yourself to another person, and you'll likely have a lot of people there. And with the rise in wedding videography, you could also have a video document of all of the highlights of the big day that you, your spouse, and your loved ones will watch. You want to look your best on your wedding day, and there are a few basic things that you can do so that you can look back on your special day with a sense of pride.

Manicure, Hair & Makeup

When you're going to have your hair, nails, and makeup done for the big day, you should have a dry run of a few things. Have a trial run with your hairstylist and makeup artist. Bring pictures of styles you prefer and talk about them with your stylist. You also need to clearly communicate with your stylist on how you would like your nails done. It's fun to let the manicurist do something different with your nails for everyday wear, but for your wedding, you'll want to have a good sense beforehand.

Resource: Makeup.com | The Bride’s Ultimate Beauty Timeline for Wedding Prep

Skin Care

It is never too early or too late to take care of your skin, especially before the wedding day! While most brides end up wearing lots of makeup, don’t think of that as an excuse not to treat your skin well in the weeks and months leading up to the wedding. Make sure that you have glowing skin by eating a diet full of fruits and vegetables, as well as washing and cleansing morning and night.

Resource: Repêchage | How to Choose the Best Facial Treatment for Your Skin Type

Teeth Whitening

Whiter teeth can make a huge difference in how you look on camera. It's not that expensive or difficult to have your teeth whitened, whether you decide to do-it-yourself or have a dentist do it. Have your teeth whitened a few weeks to a month before your wedding. You'll be happy that you have something to look back on and feel great about the way that you looked.

Resource: Murfreesboro Family Dentistry | In-Office vs Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Communicate with Your Fiance  

There are a couple of times in your wedding that you might want a formal, posed look to your video as opposed to a more candid shot. Discuss these expectations with your future spouse. Most importantly, ask yourself and your fiance what level of etiquette you want to display. For example, some spouses think that smashing cake in each other’s face at the cake cutting is all in good fun, but some spouses think that it is inappropriate. Talk with your fiance about what behavior is (or is not) appropriate--and hopefully, you won’t be coated in cake and frosting in your wedding pictures unless you want to be.

Resource: Bride & Groom | The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: 6 Wedding Traditions to Follow or Forgo

Communicate with Your Videographer

Think about the moments at your wedding that you want to capture. What traditions do you want filmed? Are there any individuals you want specially filmed at the event? For instance, do you want footage of you and your spouse entering the venue? Do you want footage of cutting the cake? These are discussions to have with your photographer and videographer before the wedding. Make sure your photographer and videographer know the venue and the schedule of events so that he or she can be at the right place at the right time to catch those beautiful moments on camera.

Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and getting video documentation is a great way to preserve your special day. If you want to make sure that you look your best on your special day, understand what you want and communicate with the people who will be making you look great or recording your wedding. Contact One Love Wedding Films today to see how we can take the videography of your wedding to the next level!

Justin Thompson