Every bride wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day, which takes some planning. Depending on your appearance, you should start prepping your hair and skin months before your big day. To help you, here’s a timeline of personal care tasks to complete in the weeks leading up to your wedding.
6 Weeks Out: Eyebrows, Lashes, Nails
If you’re considering getting your eyebrows done, lashes dyed or extended, or gel nails for your wedding day now is the time to do it. These need time to set, so get them done about six weeks out. This way, you’ll have time to make adjustments if you’re unhappy with the results. You also need time to find the right technician if you don’t feel comfortable with the first one.
Six weeks will be plenty of time to adjust in case any treatments go wrong. And even if you’re not planning on changing anything, getting a professional opinion on how your eyebrows look before your wedding day is always a good idea.
4-6 Weeks Out: Visit the Dentist
Your wedding photos will be cherished memories for years to come, so you want your smile to look its best. Make sure to visit your dentist at least four to six weeks before your wedding day to get any necessary dental work done. If you’re thinking about whitening your teeth, start the process 4-6 weeks before your wedding so you’ll have time to redo it if necessary.
If you also have dental issues like cavities or missing teeth you want to fix, consider getting dental implants for a more natural look. It is important to get them done in time for your wedding to give your mouth time to heal and adjust before the big day. Although the recovery time is short, you should take it easy for the next 5-7 days. You can apply ice to your jaw and avoid eating hot, cold, chewy, tough, or spicy foods that could irritate the area. The key is resting so you can fully recover and have a beautiful smile on your special day.
2 Weeks Out: Trial Run Hairstyle and Makeup
You don’t want any surprises on your wedding day, so it’s a good idea to do a trial run of your hair and makeup with a professional stylist. These two weeks will be a great time to shop around for different stylists that could provide the look you’re after. Make sure to bring pictures of the hairstyle and makeup look you want so the stylist can replicate it for your wedding day.
In addition to having a trial run for yourself, make sure you do one for your bridesmaids. That way, everyone will be ready and on point for the big day. And if anyone is not completely satisfied with the results, you still have time to adjust. You can also take photos of the trial runs, so you know how everyone will look on the day of your wedding. Don’t be afraid to ask your stylist to make adjustments if something doesn’t look how you expected. You don’t want to look back on your wedding photos and regret how you looked.
1 Week Out: Pamper Yourself
Enjoy your last few days as a single lady with some special pampering! Book an appointment for a massage, facial, or body scrub to relax and look refreshed for your big day. This could be a great time to connect with yourself on your own. Focus on your thoughts, make some positive affirmations and appreciate how far you’ve come in life
Your wedding is a special moment for you and those around you. Pampering and time for yourself will give you the extra confidence and energy to make it through the wedding day.
3 Days Out: Manicure and Pedicure
Treat yourself to a mani/pedi combo three days before your wedding so that your nails look their best. Getting your nails done three days before the wedding will ensure that your polish doesn’t chip and that your hands look fresh. You don’t have to go over the top with a fancy design; pick a color that complements your wedding look.
This is also a great time to give yourself an at-home mani/pedi if you’d rather not go out or don’t have the time. You can invite your bridesmaids for a day of fun and relaxation.
1 Day Out: Relax and Enjoy
Take the time to relax and enjoy yourself the day before your wedding. Do something that makes you happy, like taking a bath or walking around your favorite park. Relaxing will help you clear your mind and focus on the moment. Light stretching or yoga is also a great way to relax and mentally prepare you. Remember that this is the last day of your singlehood, so enjoy it!
On your wedding day, make sure you have all the essentials and everything is in place. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Have fun and enjoy every second because it will go by in the blink of an eye.
From now until your special day, focus on being present and soaking up every moment. Taking care of yourself and ensuring you’re prepared is the best way to ensure your wedding day goes smoothly. Enjoy all the preparations and count down until you can officially say “I do”! Good luck and have a wonderful wedding day.