From massage to vodka, the ultimate pre-wedding regime
Celia Walden on looking your best on the big day
IT’S A CURIOUS fact that women often look worse on their wedding day than at any other time. Curious but 100 per cent explicable. The bride-to-be combo of nerves and a ‘money is no object because this is a one-time thing’ mindset can be noxious, leading as it does to kamikaze beauty treatments and single-food-group diets. As a result, some of the prettiest women I know have ended up looking like semi-starved panto fairies on their big day, the stage make-up and crispy hair a desperate attempt to cover up their limp and nutritionally starved cells – and the ravages of that ferocious glycolic peel.
This won’t happen to Meghan, of course, who has been married before, has no desire to look like a panto fairy in front of three billion people and probably understands that when it comes to your big day, there shouldn’t so much be a ‘countdown’ (a panicinducing word if ever there was one) as a ‘beauty build-up’ that starts three months before.