Besides planning every detail of your wedding, you’ll also need to prepare a wedding beauty timeline to make sure you look picture perfect on your wedding day. Starting six months out, here is your one-stop-shop for all things bridal beauty, and when to do what.
6 Months Before
Start an exercise plan. Even if you already have a workout routine, try out new exercises that will help tone your body. You could start doing a few sessions with a trainer or start practicing yoga. Working out relieves stress, helps you achieve your weight loss goals and contributes to glowing skin. A win-win situation for brides!
Pay close attention to your nutrition. If your goal is to lose weight before your wedding, consult with a pro (your doctor or a nutritionist) to develop a nutrition plan that meets your needs. Begin taking multivitamins daily. It will help you have shiny hair and clear skin!
Begin a good skincare routine. You should be cleansing and moisturizing your face day and night. Exfoliate your skin 1-3 times a week depending on your skin type and do a weekly face mask to achieve flawless skin. If you have serious skin problems (acne, rosacea, etc…), visit your dermatologist to figure out the best treatment plan.
Search for hairstylist and makeup artist early. Give them both, your makeup artist and hairstylists, visual inspiration by showing them your ideas for your dress, makeup, headpiece and hair. If you want to try out a new hair color, false lashes, grow out your hair or get a haircut now’s the time to do it. Talk to your stylist and start experimenting and if you don’t like it, you have plenty of time to deal with it or change stylists.
Schedule a trial for your makeup and play with different makeup looks to see what works and doesn’t. If the first makeup artist doesn’t wow you, you have plenty of time to try a few until you find someone you feel comfortable with.
3 Months Before
Decide on hair and makeup. After doing your hair and makeup trials, book your makeup artist and hairdresser for your wedding date. Set up a day-of-wedding schedule.
Start a teeth-whitening routine. Smiling is key on your wedding day with so many pictures and all the wonderful feelings of the day, so make sure that your smile is bright. Whether you’re planning on doing a teeth whitening kit at home or getting your teeth professionally whitened start now just in case you have a problem with the process, but also so that the results are visible by your wedding day.
Test different tanning options. If you want a faux glow, now’s the time to experiment with self tanners or spray tans. Consider the neckline of your gown, and whether you have existing tan lines you'll need to cover. Give yourself plenty of time to find the right shade and application for your skin tone.
Get your brows professionally shaped. Your eyebrows frame your face, so they need to look perfect on your big day. Visit a pro for a consultation, you might be surprised on what type of eyebrows shape fits your face. If you don’t like how they turned out, you'll have time to grow them out in spots if needed.
2 Weeks Before
Confirm your beauty appointments. Call and confirm your schedule for the wedding and tie up any loose ends with appointments.
Get your hair color and trim. This is not the time to experiment or try a new a hairstyle. Stick with the color and haircut you chose a few months ago.
Continue your healthy habits. Keep exercising, eating right, and load up on fruits and veggies and avoid salty foods and fat. Drink tons of water to keep your skin clear and glowing.
1 Week Before
Get a final facial. Do this only if you've been getting facials regularly and you know it will not cause you irritation. Don’t do this the day before the wedding, you might need a day or two to get back to normal.
Deep-conditioned your hair. The week before your wedding do a deep-conditioning treatment at home or at a salon for shiny, softer hair.
Get any waxing done. A few days before the wedding, take care of any unwanted hair. If this is your first waxing experience, you need to you give your skin time to recover from any redness or irritation.
Touch-up your eyebrows. Go back to the pro that shaped your brows a few months ago and get your brows professionally shaped again. Avoid doing this the night before, because there's always potential for redness.
Get a massage. Take a day at the spa to relax and forget about the wedding for a few hours. You deserve a day of pampering.
1 Day Before
Schedule a mani-pedi. Since everyone is going to be checking out your ring, get a professional manicure and pedicure the day before the wedding. If you get your nails done a few days earlier they might chip and doing your nails the same day can get them smudged or they might not dry in time.
Get sleep. Take a long, relaxing bath before bed and get a good night’s sleep.