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duction," she continues. "Remember if you're not using proper prod- ucts at home, you're not going to see all the benefits from your facial treatments." And by facial treatments, she means monthly facials, which she con- siders the best way for a bride to keep skin healthy and clear amid all the stress that nuptial planning can cause. Six months to a year before walking down the aisle, Terrio suggests scheduling a skin analysis to discuss areas of concern and the right plan for you. Remember complexions can be complex, so you want to treat them as such for the best outcome on your wedding day. Terrio warns against doing anything aggressive in the month to few weeks before the Big Day. Instead choose soothing, hydrating, non- invasive resurfacing treatments to avoid unnecessary irritation. The week leading up to their weddings, she advises brides to have a dermaplaning treatment, a gentle resurfacing that removes two to three weeks worth of dead skin as well as peach fuzz. When coupled with a hydrafacial, which infuses fresh new skin with potent antioxi- dants and hyaluronic acid, skin is hydrated to the highest degree. "Your skin will be smooth and dewy with clear pores, and your makeup will look flawless because you have a beautiful canvas," she says. Tip #2 D O Y O U R B E S T T O S TAY O N A B U D G E T. With a career in business development at an e-commerce start up in New York City, Wellesley native Halley Morrissey has to focus every day on pursuing opportunities for long-term growth. When it came time to plan her wedding, her thought process didn't change. She put her skill set to work for the June 27, 2015, Big Day. She and her then-fiancé Michael Verrelli wanted their casually classic, New England celebration at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut to speak volumes, not cost volumes. "Throwing a big party is amazing, but it's not an investment with an upside. It's a financial loss," warns Morrissey. "Ask yourself: 'how can I throw the best party while respecting our long-term financial goals and most importantly, our values?'" The couple let their budget rule their planning, deciding where to spend and where to spare. "Do a breakdown at the outset of your budget by sub-category, then increase or decrease sub-category budgets based on your per- sonal priorities," she explains. For example, more money spent on your photographer and DJ means less on stationery and a dress. 128 Wedding Advice W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 I R I S P H O T G R A P H Y Halley Morrissey and Michael Verrelli

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