We all want to be stunning at our wedding.
All eyes are on you and you want to look like the most gorgeous version of yourself. But it certainly does take a bit of planning. That’s why we’re sharing our master timeline to help you make your plan of attack for your most gorgeous wedding…
Find your inspiration.
Start pulling out pictures of makeup and hair you like from your wedding reads and fashion mags. Beauty is so subjective and it’s really helpful if you have an idea of what you like. Start thinking about what kind of bride you want to be. Do you want to be sexy above all else? Beachy? A Princess? Are you a vintage or boho bride? There are so many gorgeous options, just knowing which direction you feel most connected to, will help you focus your inspiration (and help you choose a dress as well). If you start just thinking a little about it when you get engaged you’ll be way ahead of the game by the time your trial comes around.
6-12 Months Before
Address any skin issues.
Through the years we can kind of just get used to any skin problems we have. Maybe we don’t know where to start, fear that treating the problem will be expensive, or it’s just a hassle to stay on top of it. Well now you’re getting married and it’s the perfect time to make your skin a priority and take care of yourself, ensuring that you look gorgeous on your big day and also putting new routines into place that you’ll thank yourself for when you’re 50. Whether you have acne, hyper pigmentation, dehydrated skin, or feel like you’re already seeing signs of ageing, a trained beauty therapist/aesthetitienne can really help you. Invest in proper skin care and get facials if you need to. With 6-12 months ahead you have lots of time to see a difference.
Start to investigate your wedding-day beauty options.
Which beauty vendors appeal to you? Whose aesthetic inspires you? Whose work do you admire on the internet blogs/galleries. Do you want to go to the salon or do you want to have your beauty team come to you?
Tips for choosing your beauty team wisely:
- Don’t have your makeup artist/hairdresser friend do your services, there is about a thousand ways that goes wrong.
- When budgeting for beauty, remember it’s a priority and the cost of your artists really is related to their level of experience. It’s really easy to try to cut corners when it comes to your beauty budget but you spend so much on your dress, on your photographer, AND you’re the centre of all the attention and pictures. Perfectly polished hair and makeup count big time. After the wedding you want to look back at your pictures and think “What a fox!” and remember how beautiful you felt.
- If you find an artist who perfectly suits you, book them asap. Any popular and experienced makeup artist will be taking bookings up to 18 months in advance, locking them in will give you peace of mind and save dissapointment.
4 – 12 Weeks Before
Schedule your trial.
Contact the beauty team you’ve booked to schedule your trial. Some brides opt out of a trial to save a bit of money and time but it really is an important part of making sure your artists are dependable and able to understand and do the looks that you’ll love before your special day. We call it your insurance policy..
For your trial, remember:
- That good communication between you and your artists is as important as their skills.
- Dependability is as important as their skills.
- Don’t be afraid to say you don’t like something or ask to see something changed. You artist should be expecting to make adjustments and changes. If they don’t respond well to your critiques that is a problem in itself.
- To have pictures of inspiration. A picture really helps to get you and your artists on the same page. Be clear about what it is in each picture that you like. Is it the way the model’s skin looks? The color of her lips? This will make sure there isn’t a miscommunication.
- Find out how your artists plan to recreate your look just so on your day. How will she remember what colors, techniques, and products she used?
4 – 8 Weeks Before
Check in with your beauty team to finalize the number of services, beauty timeline, and to schedule an additional trial if you want one.
Try any beauty treatments you need to test them out before crunch time. Tans, waxing, new products, facials, etc.
2 Weeks Before
Buy any products you’ll need for touchups. The lip color your artist used (usually a lipstick and gloss combo) and blotting papers/powder should be all you need.
Take good care of your skin by drinking lots of water and exfoliating. Exfoliating is so key to good skin. You should find a great one when you revaluate your skin care 6-8 months out.
DON’T TRY ANYTHING NEW! No new creams, treatments, tans, waxing your eyebrows for the first time. Nothing! It’s just not worth the risk of a reaction or unfortunate outcome.
Your Wedding Day!
- Relax, be pampered knowing you’re in good hands.
- 2. Enjoy the glam time with your ladies and your last hours as a Miss.
- 3. Look in the mirror and see what a GORGEOUS bride you are!
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