And it makes me think of the montage scene in Father of the Bride as he thinks about his daughter. And when I looked in the mirror heading up to the wedding, I found a stranger staring back at me. Where did the long hair come from? The lines? The circles under the eyes?
Something about being in your twenties, your face starts to change a lot. I feel like whenever I look at pictures of myself from six months or a year ago, I look so different. I'm not sure why this is. But be prepared that on your wedding day, you may feel the least like yourself that you ever have.
You don't necessarily look like yourself, and when you look at pictures, you might not smile like yourself. Because your face will be tired from all the posed smiling and your eyes will be grumpy. Also, I've had friends say that they felt nothing like themselves on their wedding days, thanks to pro makeup and hair, months of pre-wedding dieting, and other craziness. I've seen people I know get married and I felt like I didn't recognize them.
I'm not really sure how to correct these things, other than hire a hair/makeup artist you trust. Does anyone have tips on how to perfect the art of smiling so you aren't sneering in the wedding photo your inlaws frame and hang above the couch?