Like walking in heels or syncing your tango, practise makes perfect when it comes to your wedding. Give these five things a whirl before the big day and you’ll be on track to celebrate with confidence.
Feature image: Mollie at Herrmann House, White Chapel Kalbar. Photo: Inc.mill Photography
#1. Your hair & makeup
Whether you’ve dreamed of your bridal look since Grade 3 or are open to ideas, having a trial with your chosen HMUA is highly recommended. It’s the best way to ensure everyone’s on the same page and there are no day-of surprises. Do bring reference photos and pics of your gown, and don’t be afraid to request tweaks to make it more, well, you. After all, your talented team will have one goal in mind: helping you look and feel like the best version of yourself.
#2. Walking in your shoes & gown
Okay, so breaking in a new pair of heels is a no-brainer — but don’t forget to practise walking in your dream dress too. If possible, bring your wedding shoes to your dress fittings so you can ensure the whole look works beautifully together.
#3. The vows
It’s no secret that exchanging heartfelt vows into a microphone — with an audience hanging off every word — can seem daunting. But whether you’re phobic about public speaking or just need a little help channelling that inner karaoke queen, practising your vows in advance will help everything flow on the day.
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#4. Being photographed
You may have nailed your couple selfie (or maybe not, can relate), but are you ready for a day and night of paparazzi-level attention? Luckily, finding the right photographer will start to ease those deer-in-the-headlights jitters. Hang out with your chosen pro for an engagement shoot, and you’ll really start to relax. Less awkward moments, more ready-for-our-closeup confidence.
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#5. Your dance moves
Crazy-bad stage fright? Two left feet? Or maybe you’re ready for a boogie but not a traditional father-daughter twirl. Don’t fret because specialists like Brisbane’s Wedding Dance Diva can help you take to the floor with their custom first dance classes and online tutorials. Bonus: As well as skilling up for the big night, dance classes carve out fun just-us time within the whirlwind of wedding prep.
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