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This afternoon on the blog we are talking bridal beauty and how to plan your beauty regime for the 12 months leading up to your wedding. There is so much to do when it comes to planning your wedding, it can be easy to get lost in all the jobs and the organising and forget about looking after yourslef. This 12 month planner will help you keep track of all those hair, makeup and beauty jobs and make sure you keep looking the very best version of you on your wedding day. Massive thanks to wedding expert Jenn Edwards MUA, who is a highly skilled hair and make up artist and good friend of the Blog, who put this detailed planner together.
(photo by Karma Hill Photography / full wedding HERE)
(photo by Rhys Parker / full wedding HERE)
Book appointments NOW for big-day beauty treatments such as waxing, lash tint, nails etc. Avoid hearing those disappointing words of ‘sorry we’re fully booked’
If you plan on putting your hair into the hands of a professional on your wedding day, which is advisable, then get booked in. You will also need to make an appointment for a trial run 4-6 weeks prior to the day. See if your stylist can come to you on your wedding day. Do you really want to be sat in a busy salon on your wedding morning and have the added hassle of traffic and parking?
If you’re thinking of booking a professional artist, then now is the time to book. Inform your make up artist of any skin conditions or allergies you may have before meeting for the trial so she can prepare and advise. Don’t forget to book a trial run 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding day.
(photo by D J Archer Photography / full wedding HERE)
Maintain your healthy eating regime. Crash diets are damaging to your health and don’t work long-term. Load up on fruits and veggies for energy, and watch the salt and fat. And drink up – you know the rules!
Skin – Eye-bags on your wedding day? Not a good look! Aim to get 8 hours of sleep per day and don’t go too close to your eyes with face creams as this can result in puffiness and can cause milia spots (milk spots). Invest in a good eye cream/gel instead.
To tan or not to tan? If you are new to the world of fake tanning then experiment now, not near the day! Tinted moisturisers take a while to build up a colour so start this now. If you are considering a professional fake tan, try it out for your hen-do – does it streak? Does the colour look natural? How does it smell on your skin? Tip: Don’t forget to thoroughly exfoliate the day before.
Hair – You will be having a trial run with your hairstylist around this time. Show her photos and be clear about what you want. Don’t forget to have your veil or accessories you will be wearing on your wedding day.
Make up – It’s also time for a make up trial to establish the exact look you want on the day. People have such different ideas and expectations when it comes to make up so be very clear about what you want and don’t leave her guessing; this is where problems can arise. Don’t be afraid to speak up if it isn’t right first time, it’s quite normal to make a few adjustments here and there.
(photo by dosmasenlamesa / full wedding HERE)
(photo by DSB Creative / full wedding HERE)
You may be visiting a beauty salon on more than one occasion this week and your salon should have organised the order of your appointments for you. Here’s an example of the order the following treatments should follow. Try to allow 24 hours between each appointment:
(photo by Matt Parry Photography / full wedding HERE)
(photo by Nicola Thompson Photography / full wedding HERE)
You should, by now, have done all you need to do so, sit back and let your hair stylist and make up artist transform you into a beautiful bride.
(photo by Katya Nova Photography / full wedding HERE)
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I’m getting butterflies just reading this! 11 months to go and this is the time to be really healthy and to try things out. Thanks for these amazing tips!
I would like to add one more “important” thing for girls with thin and fine hair type.
Make sure to tell your hair stylist to apply a hair thickening cream on the wedding day! It’s a quick and convenient way to add volume that thin hair girls desperately need . As far as I know, there are quite a number of brands that offer hair thickening creams. Hope this helps!