The Beauty Checklist You Need To Prep For Your Wedding Day
I’ve discussed it here before, but beauty is not something you should be late booking for your wedding day. Amongst other reasons, beauty is the first aspect of your wedding day and you want to start it off right. Though starting your wedding hair and makeup off right starts wayyyy before the wedding day itself. Primarily with your beauty routine. Booking your hair and makeup team is half the battle, and the other half is making sure you are properly prepped to have the best possible experience and get the look you are wanting (and paying for).
Never fear though, since I know you have a lot going on in your life and in wedding planning, I’ve put together the only beauty checklist you need to prep for your wedding day. All you have to do is follow it and you’re set.
Your Wedding Day Beauty Checklist
I’m going to break this down into 4 manageable sections of the most important aspects, since I know your time is valuable and you should relax too. If you want a more in depth version, just let me know and I’ll send you the full version. Now, take a deep breath and let’s do this.
6 months before your wedding day
Now is the time to be a little wild if you are wanting to try out any haircuts or colors. This will give you time to change it back if you don’t like it and not damage your hair. While doing this be sure to nourish your hair regularly with a hair mask, especially my blondes out there. Believe me I feel your pain.
This is also the time that I would start dabbling in facials to get on a consistent regime so your skin is looking fresh and glowy. If you get on a consistent regime of facials leading up to the day, with your last facial about 1-2 weeks out from your wedding day, your skin should be prime and blemish free so the only thing your guests notice is how smooth and clear your skin is.
2-3 months before your wedding day
If you are planning on having a spray tan for your wedding day, now would be the time to experiment and see how you like it. The last thing you want is to risk it a few days before your wedding and you end up like Anne Hathaway in Bride Wars. You know what I’m talking about, that’s a no go.
Some things to consider after getting your spray tan:
- How does it feel?
- Does it streak? (Don’t need that on your wedding dress…)
- How long does it last?
- Is the undertone color (orange, purple, etc.) a good fit for your skin tone?
Once you know your favorite application or kind, plan on getting a spray tan 2-3 days before your wedding, that way you can shower, exfoliate and do your yoga before getting ready. No spray tan smell or streaks in sight.
2 weeks before your wedding day
Remember to eat right. Load up on fruits and veggies for energy, and nix the salt and fat. I know they taste great, and tacos are life, but think about your photos. You don’t want to have water retention and look puffy. If you happen to indulge in salty foods, drink lots of water to help keep your skin clear and flush out the salt.
Also, get your final haircut or trim, touch up your hair color, and stick with the color/look you like. It’s the home stretch and no drastic changes should be made. Stick with what you know and it will be more manageable for your stylist as well.
1 day before your wedding day
Be sure to wash your hair and dry it. One day “dirty” (meaning dry) hair is best for styling and will hold the style the best. The reasoning being your hair has natural oils and they will give your hair natural texture that will help the style last.
Pack an emergency beauty kit of items you shouldn’t leave home without. Think: tweezers, blotting pads (in case you cry or sweat), nail clippers, bobby pins, safety pins, etc. You can never be too prepared.
Last but not least, have a professional pedicure and manicure! Your hands are going to be showing off that ring bling, so you want to have the perfect canvas for it!
It’s about consistency!
Of course there are plenty of other things I would mention for your beauty regime (shave your legs, whiten your teeth, etc.), but these are the most important in my opinion. Think one day at a time and one task at a time. No reason to stress, just take a deep breath and remember, you’re getting married, and your husband will love you, whether you shave your legs or not.