Last minute tips and wedding gift guides for a stress-free wedding day, whether you are a guest or the bride.
They say that no matter the hours spent planning, the sleepless nights worrying or endless ‘to-do’ lists, you’ll still forget at least one thing on your wedding day. Not to mention all of the surprises you didn’t plan for! Instead of stressing on achieving utter perfection on your special day, just focus on being flexible-- because in the end, it’s all about enjoying every moment!
We’ve assembled a list of 8 helpful hints for prepping, and most importantly surviving, the big, BIG day!
- Your makeup artist clocked out, and you need a blush touch up.
No one wants to look washed out in their wedding photos that are going to be all over the internet. Grab a Pomegranate Oil Lipstick or Lip Caramel; both are skin nourishing and super blendable. Just dab a bit on the apple of your cheeks before blending with your fingers.
- The temperature is a little higher than the weather channel predicted.
If you’re a bride who plans to stay in her dress all night, be prepared to get a little toasty-- especially if you’re having a summer wedding! Eye makeup tends to misbehave when we sweat, so keep your pretty peepers tidy with a dab of eye-revitalizing Coffee Bean Eye Cream on the end of a q-tip, to swipe away any unsightly smudges and to give your eyes a little depuffing.
- Your face is looking more than just glowing and dewy.
If you’ve been busy dancing, hugging dozens of guests, stressing over the table arrangements, or simply wearing your makeup since 7am, chances are your face has developed a less than desirable sheen. Avoid photographic evidence of excess oil by arming bridesmaids with our pocket-sized Anti Bacterial Wood Pulp Oil Blotting Paper, to blot you when things get too shiny. Your groom could use this handy tip, too!
- That tearing noise was exactly what you knew it would be.
That tearing noise was exactly what you knew it would be. An hour before you walk down the aisle, you notice a snag in your dress, and you hear the tux has one too-- wyd?! Brush our Glass Top Coat Polish nail polish onto the fabric to tame errant fibers, without showing up on any color dress or tux. Just give it a few minutes to dry!
- Your foundation could use a touch-up (and now you definitely wish you hired the MUA for an additional hour.)
If your foundation or powder needs a touch-up and you don’t have time to reapply, grab our F10 Cruelty Free Stippling Brush to quickly buff and brush away creases and smudges, or redistribute pigment to where it belongs.
- Your skin is looking drier than the wedding ceremony programs.
To combat dry, or just plain panicked skin as you and your groom await the moment at the altar, utilize one of our Mint White Tea Tonique. You can control oil, nourish dry skin under layers of makeup, or cool down in a moment of intense nerves with a single spritz.
- The night before the wedding was a blur of to-do’s and last minute errands.
If you or your fiancé were up late the night before the wedding, start your day off with Aqua Boost Hydrating Mask to plump, hydrate, and revitalize tired skin. Bring a few extra Green Tea Water Bomb Masks for your wedding party, or anyone else who was up late making your centerpieces!
- The forecast is for sun, sun and more sun.
If you’re having an outdoor ceremony or reception, make sure to layer Sweet Mint SPF 15 Lip Balm under your lip color. That way you’ll avoid sun-scorched lips, and can ensure super soft lips for smooching your Mr. or Mrs.!
The Ultimate Wedding Gift Guide
As all but the most zen-like brides will tell you, amid the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding, with its innumerable details and thousands of decisions, it’s often the little things that can make the biggest difference. Yes, there are presents to buy for the newly-engaged couple, but aside from the official gift registry, there are plenty of other people who have given up their time, effort and energy helping them to reach this point. Say thank you with a gift from our distinctive range of organic skin care products, you’ll find something here for everyone involved in the wedding party.
For the Maid of Honor:
She was there almost from Day One, helping with every facet of wedding planning as well as keeping the bridesmaids in check and providing a ready and willing shoulder to cry on when the bride got overwhelmed. Thank her with a complete skin care upgrade from the our Organic Rosewater Collection to pamper and uplift her once the day is over.
For the Bridesmaids:
They supported the bride, helped out with the planning and ran the last minute errands. Show them how much you appreciate them with the essential natural makeup set to use on the big day including the Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette, Maracuja Mascara: Black Tea, and Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti Aging Lipstick: Foxglove.
For the Mother of the Bride:
She helped pick out the dress, scouted out the venues and applied her considerable diplomatic skills to the seating plan. Say thank you with the relaxing and lavender-inspired gift set including Lavender Sea Therapy Bath, French Lavender Whipped Body Butter, Bright Eyes Mask 5 Pack, French Lavender Hand Buttercream and French Lavender Body Scrub.
For the Flower Girls:
They were fairy princesses for a day and – let’s be honest - the most adorable part of it! Make sure they remember their special day and feel all grown up with safe cosmetics, including Fruit Pigmented Lip Butter: Strawberry and Cruelty Free Retractable Lip Brush L10.
For your Guests:
Let them know how much it meant to share this special day by giving something they can enjoy afterward to help them unwind from all the excitement. This mini pampering set includes a Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream 0.3 oz and a Bright Eyes Mask to soothe puffiness from too much partying.
For your Officiant:
They have the most vital role to play – not just leading the wedding ceremony but making sure all the legal formalities were completed too. Thank them with a gift to indulge their senses including a Coconut Body Scrub, Coconut Nourishing Body Cream, and Coconut Hand Buttercream.
And of course not forgetting…
With so much focus on the day itself it’s easy to forget the toll such a long day and late night can take. Help her relax the next day with a natural cosmetic and skin care kit that revitalizes her as she starts her new life. Start her off right with our Caffeine Mask 5 Pack, Lip Caramel: Ganache, Fruit Pigmented Blush: Healthy, Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara - Dark Chocolate, and BB Cream.
It’s his day too and he will have been just as much a part of the preparations as his new partner. Make sure he’s all spruced up and ready with this Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, Pink Grapefruit Seaweed Shaving Cream, Eucalyptus Nourishing Body Cream, Organic Matcha Anti-Aging: Antioxidant Cleansing Foam and Organic Matcha Anti-Aging: Moisturizer.
Wondering how to get the perfect summer look? Check out our 3 natural beauty how-to’s to get a step-by-step on how to achieve your wedding or wedding guest beauty look before the big day.