Attention all brides-to-be, this one's for you. There's so much to think about in the months and weeks leading up to your wedding day. And with everything swirling around in your head (dress, guest list, cake, reception venue, band — the list goes on and on), sometimes beauty can take a backseat. So, to make things easier, we've created the ultimate bridal beauty checklist to take the stress out of your wedding beauty prep. These are all the beauty-related tasks you'll want to complete before you walk down the aisle. We've also come up with a product checklist of all your wedding day makeup bag essentials so you can avoid any beauty-mergencies (that's a beauty emergency, FYI). So grab a pen, start checking the list off, and before you know it you'll be saying, "I do."
☐ Research and book a hairstylist.
☐ Select a hairstyle and go in for a trial run. Take plenty of pictures so you can see ahead of time how the style photographs.
☐ Schedule a trim and color refresh for a few weeks before the wedding. Don't experiment with any new cuts or colors right before the big day. Stick to what you know works.
☐ Schedule any extra treatments you want in addition to your basic cut and color, like a keratin treatment.
☐ Make an appointment for a mani/pedi a few days before your wedding. If you're getting gels, then you can get it done earlier because a gel mani won't chip nearly as quickly.
☐ Schedule an appointment for all your waxing needs one week before. Make sure to give yourself enough time for any redness to go down.
☐ For some added indulgence, get a massage/body scrub or any other spa treatment that will calm your wedding jitters.
☐ For a subtle glow, get a professional spray tan a few days before the wedding. Make sure to take care of your waxing and/or massage appointments first, and your spray tan second.
OK, so you've checked off all your beauty tasks. Now there's just one last thing: packing your makeup bag. To make things easier, here's a list of all your touch-up essentials and products that will prevent any beauty emergencies.