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Tips for summer weddings

Looking great without breaking a sweat!
Looking great without breaking a sweat!
Photo by Jose Ollervides from Ollervides Photography

Weddings are celebrated throughout the year, but for some reason many couples decide to get married in the summer. Summer isn't a bad time to get married, unless of course you live in Laredo, you know exactly what I'm talking about! Don't sweat it though, whether you are the bride-to-be, a bridesmaid, or just a guest in the wedding, here is some advice.


If you're wedding will be held outdoors, your foundation should for one be oil-free and two have SPF in it. Don't forget to wear a primer under your foundation as well, that will allow your foundation to stay put for the rest of the day.

Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine SPF 20- This foundation is waterproof, has SPF in it and is a bronzer so you get 3 for the price of one. Downside to it though, is that it is a little pricey ($42.00) but definitely worth your money.

Studio Fix Fluid SPF15- MAC Cosmetics offers this foundation in a more liquid form, if that is what you are  use to wearing instead of the powder. This foundation offers to stay on for up to 8 hours, condition your skin and is oil-free. The price ($26.00) for this is a little more economic.


If you're the bride, keep in mind all eyes will be on you! If you're the maid-of-honor, eyes might shift to you once in a while, bridesmaids, well you get the idea, right? Here's some advice for all of you, especially brides! PLEASE, don't have your hair doing stuff it's never done before. Now is NOT the time to try new things. Not only will it delay you, but it probably won't stay the way you want it to by the time you get to the wedding.

Curling- Have your hair straight and never wear it with curls? Well, today isn't any different than any other day! You'll do better if you pick it up in a bun and just wear it with those fake clip-on curls they sell at beauty supply stores. You can wear it to the side with a cute accessory.

Straightening- This is exactly the opposite of the above, especially if you have frizzy hair. The last thing you're going to want, is for it to frizz up on you that day. Have tight curly hair? Opt for a looser curl and it should stay put rather than straightening it and hoping for the best.

Procrastination is not an option if you're the bride-to-be or will be part of the wedding. If you have a chance take a camera with you when you go buy your foundation. This will allow you to see how different hues will look on you not only in person but in pictures. Doing so, can help you prevent coming out in pictures looking like a Geisha! (Girls you know exactly what I'm talking about!)

**Special thanks to Jose Ollervides for providing a picture to this article. Check out more pics by clicking on his name, taking you directly to his Facebook page.**


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