On our wedding day, we want to look beautiful and flawless. And this beauty timeline will help you with that.
You might be asking yourself, why should you give so much effort into this one day?
First because of all the people that will look at us on our wedding day all day long. Second- let’s be honest. We all want the groom to lose his breath when he sees us the first time walking down the aisle towards him. 🙂
Plus there will be so many pictures from that day we will keep the rest of our lives, it’s just worth the extra effort.
Getting ready for your big day is not easy. If you want to look perfect, you have to work on your:
- body shape
- and teeth.
It might look overwhelming. But don’t worry, I’ve got for you a great summary to follow. 🙂
So here it comes, the ultimate guide you need to follow to look perfect on the D Day.
9-12 months before
Even though it might look like starting preparing yourself one year prior to your wedding is a bit too early, the sooner you start the better. If you only have less than six months to your big day left, don’t worry about it and just do the best you can.
Things to start working on in this time period:
- beauty budget
- exercise and diet plan
- collecting inspirational pictures
Think about your beauty budget for the next year. Go through all the steps in this article and find out the prices in your neighborhood. Then decide, whether you can have it all or you would prefer to leave out some of those steps.
Find out, if you can save some money– maybe your sister or friend can do your makeup. Also, you don’t always need to buy expensive products, sometimes a natural version works just as fine (using lemon juice mixed with sugar as exfoliator etc.).
Think about your exercise and diet plan. If you want to avoid working really hard the last few weeks before the wedding, small changes alongside the whole year are making it much easier.
Try to eat more vegetable and fruits, skip some sweets from time to time and find time to work out two to three times a week for 30 minutes.
If you are a visual person, you could enjoy having a binder and collect pictures of hairstyles, makeup, and other inspiring photos. If you prefer the digital version, then just create a new board on your Pinterest and pin, pin, pin.:-)
6-9 months before
Now it’s time to focus on:
- skin care
- makeup and haircut search
- book your trials
It’s time to start taking care of your skin since it always takes a while to show. Make a plan for your at-home skin treatment and stick to it.
Invest in the right products and start a daily skin care routine you can follow. You should be taking care of your skin twice a day, mornings and evenings, in three simple steps: cleaning, tonic water and moisturizing. If you want to make an extra step, add an eye cream too.
And of course, it also depends on your budget. Cheaper cosmetic can bring way smaller effect, but you don’t need to invest into the most expensive products.
If you want to spoil yourself with some extra treatment, you can go for anti-aging set as well. It doesn’t mean you’re old. Our skin can use this kind of treatmen since early twenties, I am also using it from time to time. 🙂
Begin haircut and makeup search. Find your stylists and start to discuss the haircut for your big day. Consider if you want hair extensions or anything else that’s special and find a stylist that has the right skills. Also, find your makeup artist.
Book a trial for both your makeup and hairstyle. Try to book it on a day that pays off, like engagement shoot.
4-6 months before
- regular facials
Start to take vitamins for women. Find vitamins in a good quality and with high bioavailability. Besides multivitamin I would suggest using vitamins for your hair, skin, and nails as well. You can also add some iron and Omega3 in case, you don’t eat too many fishes.
If you don’t like the idea of taking vitamins, that’s fine too. You just have to work harder on your diet. Make sure you give your body enough of all important nutritional substances.
Start with regular facials treatment. It’s a great way not only to take care of your skin but also to relax and feel like a princess. And that’s what we all need from time to time, right?
So opt for regular facials on monthly basis. This way your esthetician will also better understand your skin type and will be able to recommend you the most suitable treatment.
2-4 months before
Taking care of:
Test tanning options. Messing up with your skin color shortly before the wedding would be a big setback. Explore your options and find out which one you like and works well for you, then stick to it the last 2 months before the wedding.
It’s time for eyebrow shaping trial. If they would mess up, there is still time to regrow and start over.
1 month before
- whitening your teeth
- hair and makeup trials
Begin an optional tooth-whitening treatment. There are several options, like whitening strips, teeth bleaching or teeth rubbing. A natural alternative is using a lemon water. You can also go for a professional care if your budget is flexible.
Around this time you should have scheduled your hair and makeup trial run. Hopefully, everything looks good there! Make sure your hairstyle and makeup fit your dress style. Also you need to be able to attach a veil to your hairstyle in case you’re planning to wear a veil.
Find out some useful tips for your makeup and hair trials most brides don’t know about.
2 weeks before
Trim and refresh color and haircut. These are the final touches for your hair before the big day. Doing so two weeks before the wedding will make the hair look more natural on the wedding day.
Last facial treatment. Your skin now should look nourished and beautiful. Make sure to have a gentle last treatment, so that your skin won’t get hurt so shortly before the wedding day.
Exfoliate regularly. You don’t want your skin to be dry or full of small dead skin pieces. Or even worst- strawberry skin! Therefore, exfoliate gently up to two times a week (depending on your skin type) your whole body.
Confirm all arrangements with your beauty team to make sure everything will run smoothly.
1 week before
Time to wax. Smoothen your legs and bikini line. Make sure to hydrate your skin afterwards.
Shape your eyebrows one last time- just the minor last touches.
Use some lip exfoliator and mask. You don’t want your lips to be cracked and dry on your big day.
Meditate and release stress. Enjoy the happiness. Keep in mind the most important- you’re getting married. You have someone you love. Don’t stress yourself and ruin this beautiful event for trivialities, even if not everything goes along with the plan.
Avoid everything that causes bloating.
Start to pack everything you will need for your big day. Prepare the hairpieces and accessories, let the bridesmaid bring it to the wedding sites, so you don’t have to keep track of them on your big day.
3 days before
Exfoliate gently your face and apply a brightening face mask approved by your esthetician. Don’t try new products at this moment.
Apply self-tanner in case you’re using it.
Have a fresh manicure and pedicure done. Be cautious the next three days and don’t put too hard pressure on your nails.
1 day before
Wash your hair for the last time, do a deep-conditioning hair treatment approved by your stylist.
Drink enough of water. It will help your skin to look good tomorrow.
Don’t forget, how important a beauty sleep is. Go to bed earlier and meditate shortly before you fall asleep. Think about tomorrow and how everything will be filled with joy and happiness.
Take a shower few hours before the ceremony. Make sure to protect your hair with a cap. Then moisturize from head to toe.
Get your hair styled three hours before the ceremony. Check on your manicure meanwhile and if your hands are moisturized enough.
One to two hours before the ceremony, get your makeup done.
Get ready in robe.
Spritz on perfume shortly before you walk down the aisle.
And smile, you’re getting married. <3 🙂
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