8 Beauty Tips For Brides Planning A Beach Wedding

Here are tips to help you release that natural bridal glow to look good on your beach wedding!

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The day of your wedding is one of the most important days in any bride-to-be's life. And if you're expecting to do a beach wedding when you're getting married, then there are some awesome ideas for how to make it the best day possible!

From picking out the perfect beach wedding dresses to making sure your wedding planning is on point for sand and sun, getting together some wedding ideas ahead of time is a great idea.


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But putting together a memorable beach wedding is not as easy as saying “I do” on the big day itself — especially for women who want to oversee everything down to the tiniest details. Whether it’s a formal church wedding or a carefree beach wedding, planning a wedding can be a major source of stress for women.


And stress is the last thing you need if you want to look and feel good on your wedding day.

So, how can you exude that natural bridal glow?

Here are 8 tips and beach wedding ideas to put together a beautiful wedding by the ocean for your big day:

1. Pick the right wedding dress

Your wedding dress is one of the main features of your wedding and will directly highlight you as the bride. Since the wedding is at the beach, you don’t have to be in a gown, thereby allowing you to be more laid-back in selecting your dress.

Dresses with lightweight fabric are the ideal option since this type of cloth does not pick up debris and sand and would flow with the ocean breeze as you walk down the aisle. Likewise, do away with the heels and go for sandals or wedges instead so you won’t sink into the sand during the ceremony!


2. Pamper your skin

To improve your skin quality in time for your wedding, you can go for a combination of chemical peels and deep-pore cleansing. Depending on your skin condition, these treatments are able to slough off dead skin and improve skin coloration and acne scars. Schedule a consultation with your dermatologists at least five months before your wedding day.

3. Monitor your diet

Once you have selected your wedding dress, it is now time to watch your food intake. To avoid any unnecessary weight gain, it is best to stay away from sugar, salt, processed food, and excessive alcohol consumption. These foods, while adding tastes and boosting spirits, are well-known bloaters. However, this does not mean that you should starve yourself to lose extra weight. The best way to maintain your weight and prevent weight gain is to go for a healthy and balanced diet.

4. Try a new hairstyle and makeup combo

Your hair and make-up complete your overall look along with your wedding dress. Book an appointment with your hair and make-up stylists and experiment with different looks and styles. Choose a style that complements your dress and the theme of your wedding. Do a test run of your hair and make-up styles to see how it will complete the look you are going for!


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5. Get into a well-planned exercise routine

Your fitness routine is the foundation, along with your healthy eating habits, for your slimmed down figure. For your exercise regimen, you can go for a home-workout, or you can consult with a local fitness expert to guide you in establishing a workout that targets your problem areas.

If you have chosen your dress beforehand, it will help if you show it to your fitness trainer so he/she can develop an exercise plan that would make sense for the style of your wedding dress.


6. Fine-tune your physique through

If consistent exercise and dieting fall short of trimming down your figure, body contouring procedures are a good option to consider. Non-surgical treatments such as CoolSculpting, Botox, and Sculptra enhance both the body and face, while reversing any visible signs of aging.

7. Hydrate

Water does not only quench your thirst; it has several benefits that are often underestimated by many:

  • It flushes out toxins and radicals, overall cleansing the body.
  • It helps you feel full especially when drank before a major meal.
  • It helps keep food cravings at bay.
  • It enhances your complexion and gives you a healthy glow especially after drinking at least two liters per day. 

8. Sleep

To complete your overall beauty regimen and for best results, as much as possible do not skip on your sleep. Make sure to get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep to maximize the benefits and especially the night before to naturally boost the bridal glow you worked hard to achieve leading to the day of your wedding.


Your wedding is that one special day that makes you the most beautiful and happiest woman on the planet. Following these tips may not be easy and require time to accomplish. But with discipline, dedication, and diligence, you will be able to not only make yourself appear beautiful but also radiate and reflect an incomparable glow and happiness that comes from within.

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Dr. Patrick Hsu is a leading board-certified plastic surgeon and reconstructive microsurgeon, specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has extensive experience in helping women look their best, especially on their wedding day.