Nichole Oldani

Tips for the Bride

Nichole Oldani
Tips for the Bride

Top Wedding Day Tips

For the Bride



Be sure to get lots of sleep!  The wedding day will be long and fly by so quickly.  Best to be rested and ready to enjoy every last bit of it.



A schedule for hair and makeup is a great help.  It will not only keep the morning moving along, but will help to give a realistic picture of how long it will take.  Have your hair and makeup finished toward the beginning/middle of the lineup.  These things tend to take longer than planned and you do not want to have the professionals you've hired rushing to get you done in time.  There is nothing worse than knowing the timeline is completely derailed and the bride still hasn't been in the makeup chair yet.  If you are finished early you will be much more relaxed and look great for all of the getting ready photos!  It is also a great way to test out the look.  Will it hold up?  Do you look the way you want?  We will have the artist do some touchups for us to capture if need be.

Avoid too much bronzer.  Orange can really be accentuated through the lens.

Wear a button up shirt or robe to avoid disturbing your hair when removing clothing.

Through the heat, the wind, the veil, and the hugs, your hair will go through a lot.  Best to be prepared.  Bring extra hairspray and bobby pins.

Waterproof mascara is a must!  Also, if you are prone to sweating, check to see if your artist has water resistant makeups available as well. 

Be sure to buy the same color of lipstick your makeup artist will be using on you for touchups throughout the day.

Eat.  Yes!  Be sure to eat.  The day will be long and crazy and you will not have many chances to eat until dinner.

Have a "Bridal Emergency Kit" for the day.


Elongate your neck with good posture by putting your shoulders back, chest forward and pull your belly button in toward your spine.

Try to keep elbows bent and keep your arms lifted slightly away from your body, just far enough to give the biceps and triceps breathing room especially if you have a sleeveless wedding gown.

Remember to laugh and have fun.  Some of the best moments are the ones between poses.  You will be celebrating with all of the people you love and care about, not to mention your fianc√©.  So be lighthearted and shake away the stress.

Smile with your eyes and relax your face.

Nichole is married to TJ Oldani. Together they are Oldani Photography.