Look Good, Feel Good! Wedding Beauty Countdown

Time To Shine

Get that wedding-day glow

Are you wondering when to start your wedding beauty regimen? There’s lots of ways you can structure your wedding beauty timeline to get ready for the big day – but the main priority is to look and feel your best! Whether you want to incorporate plastic surgery, rejuvenating treatments or spruce up your skin care routine, we’re breaking it down for you step by step. Find out how to start prepping for your wedding day and what to do a year, six months and two weeks before you tie the knot!

Are you wondering when to start your wedding beauty regimen? You might want to get a jump on your wedding beauty timeline a lot sooner than you think.

Jane Rose Events owner and lead planner Amanda Lampuri says couples often forget to consider beauty services for the wedding party and parents of the couple. “It’s one of the first things we catch when going through [the] budget!” Amanda says. Your wedding is a day you want to look and feel your best, so it’s important not to overlook options that you might want to utilize in advance to ensure amazing results when you walk down the aisle. Read on for a few tips on how to prep and pamper your skin and hair for amazing results on your big day.

Wedding Beauty Timeline: One Year Out – Lay the Foundation

Consider if you’d like to implement professional services and procedures before your big day. Create a custom treatment plan with your dermatologist or plastic surgery provider. “If you’re considering resurfacing lasers or light therapy to address texture or tone, we recommend starting these treatments a year in advance so you can allow sufficient time to see their results,” says licensed aesthetician Amy Costa of Finn Plastic Surgery.

Three to Six Months Out

Begin facial rejuvenation treatments like dermaplaning, Amy advises, if you’re considering them. You’ll also want to be sure that you’ve booked your day-of hair and makeup team by this point in the timeline. Don’t forget to schedule a trial run with your makeup artist and hairdresser so that you can test out your wedding day look and be sure to address any concerns.

Six to Eight Weeks Out

If you’re considering lash extensions, book your first appointment with enough time to get a fill before your wedding, advises The Bardot’s Britnye Shore. “Start with natural and work your way up to volume,” Britnye says. “This will give you time to get used to them and see if you want them full and dramatic!” Carolyn Doe, spa director at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, advises starting facials around this time as well, to avoid skin irritation cropping up on the big day.

Five Weeks Out

If you plan to use spray tan, test your shade. “Start with a lighter shade and see if you want to go darker for the big day,” Britnye says. When the wedding gets closer, “time your spray tan to get it done after your pedicure so the exfoliation doesn’t rub it off. We suggest three days before any big event.”

Two Weeks Out

Schedule your haircut or color. “If you already did your hair trial, only do a trim if needed,” Britnye says. “Two weeks is the most natural look for hair growth so
you have just a tiny bit of regrowth.” Make sure you take a moment to relax ahead of the big event – a couple’s spa day at The Umstead paired with a massage should do the trick.

In addition to these services, we highly recommend a trial run with your beauty team. “During this time, we like to go over hair and skin type, allergies and concerns, and then execute the style,” says Pinup Studio owner Christina Kirkey.

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