Ding, dong the bells are gonna chime!!!!!
So, the question has been popped, you got the ring and now wedding planning is in full swing. After all the venues, band and dress is bought you need to start planning for you to look the best on your big day.
So, what needs done and when?
Here is a beauty timeline we have put together to make sure you are looking your best for the big day:
Six Months Before
Water, water & more water
Start drinking your 8 glasses of water a day. If you want your skin, hair and nails to look its best you must start from within. Upping your water intake will help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enhance the overall condition of your skin. So, fill up that water bottle! We love these eco friendly options from Klean Kanteen, $22.95 , the colors are cute!
Beauty experts recommend a bride should start thinking about their beauty regimen at least 6 months before the big day.
Start a thorough skincare routine, if you don’t already! Yes, take your make-up off EVERY night, I know, such a buzz kill when you just want to snuggle up in bed watching The Bachelor re-runs. This means double cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin every day.
If you have any skin issues such as acne or rosacea which you would like to address before your wedding day, book an appointment with a dermatologist to get advice on how to help.
An option, if you have the budget, would be to start getting regular facials. However, there are lots of good quality over the counter products available to do your own DIY facials at home. Here are some skincare masks options for any budget.
Start to think of the overall look that you want to achieve for your big day for your hair style. Book in regular trims and start to work towards the color and style you want. Now is definitely not the time for a radical new hairstyle, you might live to regret it!
You might want to think about applying regular hair masks so that your hair is in its best condition come your wedding day.
Four Months Before
Get that smile you want!
Book an appointment with your dentist and get your teeth cleaned by a pro. This will help remove any surface staining and if you wish to whiten your teeth this is the time to start.
Your dentist will be able to offer in-office teeth whitening but also dentist-approved whitening gels to use at home are a great budget friendly option.
SmileNV Teeth Whitening Kit
This kit provides everything you need to get started to brighter, whiter teeth. It also includes two sets of trays, one for each of you so you both can have a Hollywood smile on your wedding day. Already got trays? Then check out the refill kit!
Check out our other blog on why we recommend avoiding teeth whitening products that use LED-lights.
Hair, Make-up and Brows
This is the time to make all your appointments in the run up to the wedding, hair appointments, including trims and color touch-ups and a final trial two or three months before and confirm the stylist on the actual day.
Book a make-up trial for one month before as well as your appointment on the big day.
Get your brows in good shape, if they need a complete overhaul start by seeing someone monthly to ensure they are perfect for the wedding.
Two to Three Months Before
This would be the time to start experimenting with fake tan to find the shade and brand that suits your skin. You can either book a spray tan or if you would prefer to do it yourself there are some excellent brands to try out.
Just like different lotions suit different skin types different tans will suit different people. If you find a mousse doesn’t apply well try a liquid or vice versa.
Here are some of our favorites:
One Month Before
Do not start using any new beauty products in the month leading up to your wedding, you might experience a reaction or a break-out. Not worth the risk at this point in the game!
If you have been getting regular facials then get a final one done. If are getting any extractions, schedule this two weeks before to allow time for your skin to settle.
Get your hair cut and colored at least a week before your wedding to allow your hair to “settle”. If your hair is chemically curled or straightened get this touched up three weeks before.
Get your final make-up trial and make a note of the lipstick and concealer used so you can touch-up throughout the day.
Waxing should be done 3 days prior to allow for any bumps to settle down but go to your usual beauty salon to avoid any reactions from new products.
If you want to use fake tan or get a spray tan you will need to prep your skin a week before application. Exfoliate and moisturize your skin every day leading up to application, on the day of application don’t wear any moisturizer or use any oil-based body wash and don’t apply deodorant. Wear loose dark clothing and flip flops to avoid any weird marks. We recommend applying your tan two days prior to avoid any residue being transferred to your gown.
Time to get your mani-pedi done after your spray tan, you might want to buy the polish used for any last-minute touch ups. Ask your manicurist to avoid any scrubs or foot soaks so you don’t end up with strange tan lines.
Shampoo and style your hair the day before, this way it is freshly washed for your rehearsal dinner. Don’t wash it again before seeing your hair stylist on the day of the wedding as it may sit better with day old washed hair.