Weddings

Here comes the bride, all dressed in...whatever she wants! The HowStuffWorks guide is dedicated to helping you make that special day reflect your (and your spouse-to-be's) personality. From rings to roses and dresses to first dances we've got it all.

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Bridal Beauty Timeline: 12 Months to Gorgeous Skin

Use the months during your engagement to whip your pores into tip-top shape, no matter what the present-day condition of your complexion may be.

Wedding Nail Fashion for Bridesmaids

No bride wants to be caught red-handed with dry, brittle nails, and neither do your bridesmaids! Your wedding party deserves nails that are just as fashionable and stunning as your own.

Prewedding Pampering Ideas

Did you throw a temper tantrum in front of the wedding planner? Chill out, bridezilla! Put yourself in time-out at the day spa and pamper yourself back to the sweet, good-natured bride you really are.

Beat the Bloat, Blah and Discoloration: 10 Foods and Drinks to Avoid Pre-Wedding

Are those nervous butterflies in your stomach, or is it the sensation of intestinal gas? Be wary of these foods and drinks if you want to look and feel your best the day you say "I do."

Wedding Day Prep: Airbrushing

Every bride wants a flawless face throughout her big day. Airbrushed makeup is becoming a popular technique to ensure a radiant and long lasting wedding look.

Wedding Style: The Most Flattering Type of Base for Your Complexion

Achieving a gorgeous wedding day glow begins with choosing the right foundation. Which should you choose for your skin?

10 Ways to Wear Flowers in Your Bridal Hairstyle

A wedding isn't complete without a stunning bridal hairstyle. Adding flowers to your hair can bring elements of romance, femininity and charm to your big day.

Wedding Nail Fashion for the Bride

Perfectly polished and ready to shine: Let your wedding day nails make a statement all on their own.

10 Bridal Beauty Sins

Don't risk having these sins documented in wedding photos until the end of time. You'll never forgive yourself!

10 Makeup No-nos for Daytime Brides

Daytime brides sometimes have to play by a different set of wedding day rules. Check out this article to make sure all of your bridal beauty bases are covered.

10 Easy Ways to Wipe Off Wedding Makeup Before Your Wedding Night

Maintain your blissful glow the morning after your wedding night and beyond! One of these makeup removers is bound to fit your lifestyle and budget.

10 Beauty Tips for Your Best Bridal Portrait

Never underestimate the importance of the right hair and makeup. These beauty tips will ensure your bridal portrait is a smashing success.

How much should your spend on your wedding hairstyle?

Don't overpay for a wedding hairdo! Shop around, take a few notes, and you're sure to find a stylist with a price tag that's right for you.

10 Most Gorgeous Celeb Brides

Dripping in diamonds and covered in yards of ivory chiffon and silk organza, here are 10 gorgeous celebrity brides that stand out among the rest.

5 Spa Treatments to Skip on Your Honeymoon

Every bride wants to get pampered after planning a wedding. But you should think twice before scheduling these spa treatments.

Your Total Wedding Look, from Dress and Beauty to Bouquet and Accessories

For a winning look from head to toe, check out our tips on how to coordinate everything from your dream dress to the bouquet you'll toss at the end of the night.

5 Beach Wedding Beauty Ideas

If you're having a beach wedding, you want your hair to look lavish, your skin to be glowing and your dress to look perfect despite the heat and humidity. But how do you get there?

10 Beauty Trends That'll Date Your Wedding Photos

Sure, you want to have a stylish wedding, but there's a difference between chic and dated looks. No bride wants wedding photos that her grandkids will mock in 50 years, but how can you tell which styles will still be fashionable decades from now?

10 Classic Wedding Beauty Ideas

Your wedding day will be one of the biggest in your life -- so you need to look good! Here are 10 tips to have you in tip-top shape to say your "I dos."

5 Beauty Bag Essentials for Your Destination Wedding

You're far from home; you don't speak the local language, you're extremely stressed, and, oh yeah, you're getting married. So, besides a travel dictionary and some lipstick, what emergency supplies do you really need?

5 Tips for Choosing Makeup Colors for Your Wedding

Your wedding makeup is just as important as your flowers and gown -- after all, what good is the perfect dress if your face isn't glowing -- but it often doesn't get the thought or credit it deserves.

5 Tips to Look Your Best in Your Wedding Photos

From beauty advice to how to master the poses that will slim your figure, these tips will help you look your best in your wedding photos.

5 Wedding Beauty Treatments to Leave to the Pros

Don't take a chance on botching any at-home beauty treatments before the big day -- sometimes it's better to consult a professional, especially when it comes to your wedding!

Bridal Beauty Budgeting 101

The average bride shells out at least $200 for makeup and hairstyling. Instead of going for broke with your bridal beauty routine, try these wedding day hair and makeup tips that will leave you looking beautiful without breaking the bank.

Making Over Mom for Your Wedding Day

Every mother of the bride is naturally beautiful, but everyone can use a makeover every now and again. Your upcoming wedding is a prime opportunity for such a style overhaul!


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