If it seems like everyone’s having fall weddings these days, it’s because they are. Sure, summer is still a popular time to get hitched, but with the dropping of temps comes a major uptick in I do’s. In fact, according to a study by The Knot, October 22, 2022 is the most popular wedding date this year.
Obviously, weddings can be super fun – we all love love (and an open bar). But when your calendar starts to get crowded with one nuptial event after another, it can be a LOT.
Here are a few tips we put together to help you sail through the height of wedding season and come out on the other side in one piece:
We may be biased, but there’s no denying that low maintenance smooth skin is much easier than having to shave everyday (and deal with razor burn!). Strappy midi or mini dresses are a great look for wedding guests, but leave little room for error when it comes to showing off some skin.
Solution? Book a wax! Then when you hit the dance floor, you can feel free to throw your hands up and “shout!” (Without the risk of flashing unsightly stubble.)
Add Layers to Your Look
With colorful foliage and that dreamy golden hour glow, outdoor ceremonies abound in the fall. The downside is that weather can be a bit unpredictable, depending on where you live. Make sure to invest in layering pieces (a pretty shawl or chic suede jacket, perhaps?) to throw over your dress if temps take a dip.
Procrastination is not a good strategy here – those wedding gifts aren’t going to buy themselves! In addition to getting waxed, make sure you scope out the registries, book your hotel rooms, and put your outfits together well in advance. That way you’re not running around at the last minute, adding extra stress to an already busy time of year.
Go Easy on the Alcohol
For most wedding guests, the party is the highlight of the whole affair. Of course you should feel free to let loose and have a good time, but make sure you’re not overdoing it on the drinks.
With the gathering of friends and family who maybe haven’t seen each other in awhile, weddings are a hotbed of opportunity to make bad decisions. Keep it in check by pacing yourself and drinking lots of water throughout the night!
Take Time to Recover
If you’re attending multiple weddings this fall, the late nights and busy weekends will likely take their toll. Don’t forget to give yourself some time to recharge, even if that means just applying a face mask and chilling on the couch for 30 minutes. Make self-care and rest priorities during the week so you’re on your A-game when the next wedding rolls around!
Heading to a wedding soon? Don’t forget to book your wax!