Everyone wants to look great on their wedding day for the photos.

You will spend hours (or even days) going over the best dress options, you'll pick the bridesmaid's dresses to complement yours and you will pick out the perfect bouquet to carry up the aisle with you.

As for the groom, he'll try on at least 3 different suits to make sure he gets the right one, and maybe even go for a haircut.

Groomsman getting ready

Alongside picking out the clothes and accessories to make everything look perfect for the big day (and the photos you will look at for the rest of your life) you will want to get your body looking as good as possible too.

Even if you don't really care about the wedding itself, you probably want to feel as sexy as you can for the honeymoon - and you definitely want your hubby to look great for it! So without further ado, here are some great tips for getting you and your man in shape for the big day!

Watch what you eat

Wedding planning is a stressful time, and that can lead to stress eating. You have a lot of decisions to make, and at the end of the day what you are eating probably isn't that high on your priorities list, especially when you need to work all day and spend every spare minute of leisure time planning.

With so many decisions to make, finding healthy and easy-to-prepare dishes to feed you during this time can be incredibly difficult. The fun recipes generator by HelloFresh is an awesome way to discover new kinds of food that will be generous to your tastebuds and your waistline.

So what should you actually be eating? Cutting out carbs is a popular method for losing weight, but if you deprive yourself too much this will impact your mood at an already stressful time.

Rather than drastically modifying your diet, try only eating wholemeal bread and pasta, and only use wholemeal flour in your baking. Cut down on sugar as much as you can.

You should try to eat more fruit and vegetables, particularly low sugar or low GI options. Blueberries are fantastic for you, and will help you to feel full without pushing out your waistline. Carrots, pumpkin and turnip are all also filling and low-cal. The good news is that you can keep eating meat - but try to have more fish and white meats, and fewer steaks.

Get into training

Wedding health

Exercise is important, and the type of exercise even more so. Just going on runs might help you to lose a bit of weight, and it will certainly make you fitter, but in the age of the Kardashian you need to be working on your curves too.

Weights training will build up your muscle mass for toned legs and arms, and a perkier bum. Exercises like bench pressing can even make your breasts seem fuller and perkier!

And you don't need to worry about looking like a bodybuilder (not that there's anything wrong with that if you want to) - women don't produce enough testosterone to naturally bulk up that much. Your man will certainly get a lot more of a V-shape though!

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a growing trend that combines the best of both worlds, with the intervals getting your heart rate up and burning fat, while the short intensity of each exercise helps you to grow muscle.

This kind of training is great for body sculpting for both men and women - who knows, if your hubby gets into enough you might even get a six-pack to play with!

Don't go overboard

Don't get too carried away with your body before the wedding. Remember, the day is about you and you will look absolutely stunning in your dress no matter what. You and your new husband won't love each other any more or less on your honeymoon just because you diet or exercise.

You also have a lot of decisions to make about the wedding itself, and lots of events that will involve a lot of eating and drinking. If you try too hard to get your "ideal" figure before the wedding, you will simply make yourself miserable when you should be enjoying yourself.

Starting early is a good strategy, so that you can make gradual changes. If you wanted to drop two dress sizes, for example, it's much easier to do that if you start as soon as you get engaged, rather than waiting until a month before the wedding!

Remember, the most important thing about getting married isn't how you and your groom look, it's how you both feel. Naturally you want to look your best, but that isn't worth being stressed and miserable throughout the planning process and having to watch what you eat at the bridal shower and hen's night.

So there you are; 3 tips to help you (and your man) look your best on the big day. You just (as if it's that easy) need to watch what you eat, work out and - most of all - not go overboard. If you want to change how you look for the wedding make small, gradual changes - and start early.

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