All brides are beautiful – that goes without saying – but in order to look their absolute best for their husband, family and friends and not to mention the myriad of photos that will be taken on the big day, many brides-to-be seek to lose weight or tone their bodies.

bride looking in mirror

bride looking in mirror

Amongst all the preparations for the wedding, it is important to look after yourself so make sure that you are eating healthily and well. Consider eliminating (or at least drastically reducing) sugar, alcohol and processed foods in the three months leading up to the wedding. Not only should you slim down by avoiding these, your skin will look fresher and brighter and your energy levels soar.

It is difficult to target specific areas for weight loss so ensure that your workouts are for the whole body. Incorporate exercises for your back, shoulders and arms as these will no doubt be on show in your gorgeous dress. Working on your core will also help tone your tummy and waist as well as improving your posture so you stand tall and proud next to your new husband. For firming your thighs and bottom – important for modelling that honeymoon bikini – squats and lunges are key. Working with weights will define muscles, contrary to belief you won’t ‘bulk’ up but your body will look leaner.

Short periods of exercise 30 – 40 minutes 3 or 5 times a week along with healthy eating will help you achieve your aims.

And on the day, don’t forget to exercise your facial muscles and smile!

Happy wedding day