You’ve put countless hours into planning the decor and details for your wedding. For months, you’ve been crafting the perfect look for every inch of your venue. But what about you?
Every bride wants to feel beautiful and confident on her wedding day and have plenty of photos to show it. The key all in the planning.
If your big day is on the horizon, it’s never too early to start planning your beauty regimen. These tips can help you get the glamour you deserve.
Tips for Your Wedding Beauty Regimen
You might be surprised how many pieces there are to plan in your beauty regimen for your wedding day. These tips can make it manageable.
1. Ask Some Pros
Our first and foremost tip is this: don’t go it alone. Trying to figure out how to look your best can be overwhelming, and there are professionals who can take care of it for you.
In particular, it’s always best to talk to a skin care expert. This could be your dermatologist, your aesthetician, or another trusted pro. They can identify the cosmetic details you’ll want to clean up before your big day. They also know the best ways to go about that clean-up.
Make sure you do this as early as possible in your planning. For some skincare treatments, it can take a few weeks for your results to reach their peak, and you don’t want to miss your window.
2. Plan for Your Hair Stylist
As far as day-of beauty goes, your hair stylist should be the first appointment you book. Chances are that your updo will take longer than any other parts of your regimen, and you want to make sure you can get the stylist you want.
As handy as online appointment bookings are the system that Inscape Beauty Salon uses, this appointment will warrant a call. You’ll want to ask your stylist how much time you should allow. Tell them when your ceremony is, when you need to start taking photos, and other details.
Are your bridesmaids or other friends and family members are getting updos for the big day? If you want to go as a group, make sure you book with plenty of time in advance.
Make sure you know how to prepare, too. For instance, how long before the appointment should you wash your hair? These questions are key for a smooth wedding day.
3. Do What You Can Ahead of Time
Your wedding day will be packed full as it is, so it’s important to keep the day’s tasks as small as possible. That’s why you should move up any parts of your beauty regimen that you can.
For instance, you can get your manicure and pedicure done a day or two before your wedding. This is especially true if you opt for acrylic nails, which tend to stay chip-free for weeks.
A facial is another treatment you should schedule for a day or two before your wedding. On top of the time crunch, you never know when a facial will leave your face pinker than you expect, especially in times of stress. The same goes for waxing your brows or your upper lip.
4. Arrange Your Makeup Session
First of all, when it comes to your wedding day makeup, it’s best to leave it to a professional. If you try to do it yourself, you might be unhappy with the final result. It might also take too long because you may need to re-do some areas a few times.
Arrange your makeup session with the other day-of activities. One great option is to have a makeup artist do your makeup at your hair salon while your bridesmaids are getting their updos. You’ll cut down on the day’s total prep time and on the number of locations you’re jumping between.
5. Take Care of Your Pearly Whites
Your smile will be a huge part of your wedding photos, and you don’t want to feel self-conscious in front of the camera. If your teeth could do with a little whitening, now is the time to start.
Remember that if you use home whitening strips, it can take weeks to get results. If you choose in-office teeth whitening with your dentist, it could take a while to get an appointment.
Whether or not you choose to whiten your teeth, you’ll want to keep them from developing new stains. For a few weeks before your wedding, keep stain-heavy foods and drinks to a minimum. The worst culprits are coffee, red wine, and certain fruits.
6. Plan for Reinforcements
No matter how much planning you do ahead of time, things can go wrong later in the process. You should expect your makeup to fade and your hair to develop a few flyaways.
To deal with these problems, have an “emergency kit” with you or with a bridesmaid throughout the wedding day. It should include some bobby pins and the makeup your makeup artist used at minimum.
7. Do a Dry Run
Your hair and makeup are important aspects of your wedding day look, so don’t leave them up to chance. It’s crucial to do a dry run for each.
Set up times with your hair stylist and your makeup artist to do your hair and makeup. This gives you a chance to make sure you’re on the same page from a cosmetic standpoint. Sometimes certain styles don’t look the way to expect, and you want to be able to make changes ahead of time.
Be kind but honest throughout the process. If something doesn’t look the way you want, now is the time to speak up. Ask your stylists to take a lot of photos as well so they can replicate the styles on the big day.
Getting Confident for Your Wedding
As you plan for your big day, remember that the most important aspect of your beauty is your confidence. All the tips above will help you master your beauty regimen so you can feel confident and enjoy your special day without worrying about your look or your smile.
For more great wedding tips, check out our blog about wedding celebrations.