Every bride wants to look her best on her big day. With everyone’s attention focused on you, it is very vital that glow, dazzle and take their breath away in one fell swoop.

As unbelievable as it may sound, you can have your best skin ever on your wedding day if you follow the necessary guidelines. This way you won’t be so focused on what tricks your makeup artist can perform to cover up blemishes.

Keeping to a strict and proven beauty regimen months or weeks before the D-day is one sure way to give you that ethereal beauty even your groom won’t be able to look away from.

Here are 7 tips to help you get started

1. Schedule frequent manicures

As soon as you get engaged, everyone is going to ask to see your ring. Keep those nails and hands primed and pretty with regular manis. This is also your chance to experiment with colors so you know what look you will want for your big day.

2. Splurge a bit on teeth whitening

You’ll want pearly whites for all those pictures you’ll be posing for (but we also know how crucial coffee is during the planning process). Most toothpastes have whitening ingredients in them, but for faster results, choose a special whitening one. Whitening strips are also a great option.

3. Make sure you eat healthier.

If you can bear it, try staying away from sugar, lots of sodium and processed foods. These all lead to belly fat and bloating. Instead, focus on green vegetables, fruit and lots of water—all great for fueling your body, boosting your energy and clearing up your skin. Stay away from alcohol as well as it dries out the skin.

4. Get active

Start some simple exercise routines or join a gym if you can. This will help you keep your energy levels up and keep your ‘happy hormones’ flowing too.

5. Prepare your face

Weekly exfoliation, either physical or chemical, can provide you with a smooth surface for makeup application. Adding a hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid can also help to plump up fine lines around your face. Apply it daily before your makeup for softer and smoother skin. If your budget covers it, include visit to get professional facials done.

6. Work on your skin

Have a tough-to-treat spot like dry elbows? Using a body scrub regularly in the shower will get rid of dead skin. Then, moisturize with a lotion that’s infused with almond or shea butter. Wrap your rough spot in a cloth for about an hour to keep the moisture locked in.

7. Get as much rest as you can

Getting married can be very tasking so you need to learn how to delegate to people you can trust to handle things when you are not available. Once you have this done, get as much rest as you can, so that all the pre-wedding stress don’t show later on.  You need all the beauty sleep you can get before that walk down the aisle.