It’s your big day, and you woke up like this… but your face is far from #Flawless. Now what? At Hidden Creek, we know every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day, so we’ve compiled a list of beauty emergency quick-fixes to keep you looking your best no matter what. We’ve even included some bonus beauty tips from brides who’ve been there. With this advice in hand, you’ll be able to stand tall and undefeated in your wedding photos, knowing you conquered the beauty emergencies life threw at you.

The Emergency: Puffy Eyes, Bloated Face

Maybe you didn’t sleep well the night before. Maybe you overindulged at your bachelorette party. Whatever the reason, when you looked in the mirror this morning, you saw a poofier version of yourself, and you don’t like it. Don’t despair! Help is as close as your kitchen cabinet.

The Fix: Ice and caffeine are your friends. Try pressing ice-cold spoons against your eyes to get the swelling to go down. Small ice bags also work well, or you can use a bag of frozen peas in a pinch. The coldness makes your blood vessels contract, reducing swelling in the affected areas. For a full-face bloat, try a facial mask made of instant coffee – and then drink a cup for good measure. The caffeine content has ways of making your body pass excess fluids quickly.

The Emergency: Wedding Day Breakout

Pimples love to pay us a visit in stressful times, and a once-in-a-lifetime wedding day seems to bring them out of the woodwork! If these uninvited guests show up, give them the boot with this time-tested advice. (And remember, photos can always be retouched!)

The Fix: First, wash your face with a gentle cleanser. RESIST THE URGE TO PICK. Apply some drying zit cream or a paste of crushed aspirin and water to the spots. Leave your face bare for as long as you can before your ceremony. When it’s time for makeup, use a mattifying facial primer and some waterproof concealer to hide the redness.

The Emergency: Hair Fell Flat

Your hair was fine yesterday, but it seems to have lost all its volume overnight. You don’t have time to wash and blow-dry it again before you need to start preparing for the wedding. What can you do to make it look full and gorgeous again? Quite a few things, actually.

The Fix: Take it in steps. First, make a quick trip to the beauty store (or your bathroom, if you’re well-stocked) and snag some dry shampoo. If you have light-colored hair, a volumizing powder, or even baby powder in true emergencies, will leave your hair looking more voluminous. Pat it on generously and comb through it. For brunettes, dry shampoo spray for dark hair will do the trick. Still too flat? Enlist the help of someone who knows how to back-comb. If all else fails, go for a simple, yet elegant updo.

Bonus! Beauty Tips from Moms-of-the-Bride

Moms won’t steer you wrong on your wedding day. Here is some beauty advice from real mothers and grandmothers to their cherished brides:

  • Don’t overpluck your eyebrows. They might never grow in right again.
  • Skip the spray tan. You could end up orange, blotchy, and staining your dress.
  • Be wary of trendy makeup. Your photos will look outdated before their time.
  • Use waterproof mascara. You’ll thank me later.
  • Don’t forget your sunscreen, especially if it’s summer in Texas!

Thank goodness for moms who tell it like it is.

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The two most important ingredients for that special bridal glow are love and confidence! Come visit our gorgeous venue near the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard and get lost in the timeless beauty of our wooded acres, enchanting twinkle lights, and generous bridal suite where you can get all fixed up for your special day. Call or go online to book a tour. Dates fill up fast!

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