Every bride wants to look her absolute best for her wedding day. Not only do you want to look perfect for your beloved—you’re also going to have a lot of eyes on you. Plus, the photos are going to be shared around and looked at for years to come. Therefore, it’s very important to look as beautiful as you can. For this reason, many brides turn to wedding beauty treatments of all kinds before their wedding day. But how do you know which treatments are necessary, and which ones should be skipped?
Here’s a great list of wedding beauty treatment Dos and Don’ts for right before your wedding:
Do: Get Customized Facials
Actually, a great idea is to begin these customized facials six months before your wedding, and then get them once a month afterwards. Some brides even get a facial the morning of their wedding to look extra radiant and glowing.
Don’t: Color Your Hair
At least, don’t color your hair the week of your wedding. Why? Because you can’t always tell exactly how the color may oxidize or how it will look with your current skin. If you want to freshen your color, request your colorist to simply add a clear gloss onto your hair. Doing so will make your hair look shiny, healthy, and vitalized.
Do: Get A Mani/Pedi
If there was ever a time to indulge in a manicure and pedicure, your wedding day is it. Not only will it relax you, your hands and feet will look beautiful.
Don’t: Try A New Workout
Stick to your familiar routine—at least until after your honeymoon. Trying a new exercise routine could result in pinched nerves, pulled muscles, aching tendons, or general soreness that you do not want to deal with the week of your wedding!
Do: Get A Hair And Makeup Trial
Don’t wait until your wedding day to experiment with your hair and makeup. It will give you peace of mind to know exactly what your makeup, hair, veil, and/or hair accessory will look like, and how they will work together. Your wedding day is not the time for surprises and troubleshooting!
Don’t: Get A Drastic Haircut
Especially if you’ve already had your hair trial! Your hair should remain the same length and style that it was when you visited your stylist for a hair test run. It’s also important to consider that a major hair change will alter how you looked in your wedding dress when you tried it on. With new hair, something might look “off” with the neckline of the dress, your wedding jewelry, or your veil.
Watch the video below for some at-home beauty treatments for the week of your wedding!
Do: Consider Body Hair
Some brides don’t mind going au natural with their body hair, but if being smooth and groomed is important to you, think about getting a bikini wax and eyebrow shaping the week of your wedding. Don’t forget to shave your legs, and note that you should get any waxing done no later than 72 hours before your wedding to ensure your skin isn’t irritated.
Don’t: Get A Spray Tan
Spray tanning is tempting because it’s affordable and fast—however, many brides have made this mistake. There’s a huge chance that the color won’t match your skin tone or that it will be uneven, and you’ll look “off” for your wedding day. If you must get a fake tan, do it a few weeks before your wedding, and go to a specialist who can apply tanning solution expertly for you.
Do: Visit Your Dental Specialist
Are your teeth looking a little dull? If they need a little whitening, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment the week of your wedding to ensure your smile is at its brightest. When it comes to wedding beauty, this is a small but powerful tip!
Don’t: Do A Cleanse
Yes, you want to look skinny for your big day. But a week before the wedding is not the time to juice or cleanse. You’ll need your energy, and you don’t want to be “hangry” and snapping at everyone around you. Not eating properly could add to your stress levels and could result in unneeded fights and undernourishment. The week before your wedding, drink lots of water, eat well-balanced meals, focus on fruits and veggies, and don’t skip meals.
Do: Wear SPF Every Day
Possibly the most important wedding beauty tip, since brides tend to make this mistake often. For those with fair skin: even if it’s overcast outside, protect yourself! Apply enough SPF, and try to stay out of the sun in general. You don’t want to look all red on your wedding day!
Don’t: Get A Chemical Peel
And don’t get microdermabrasion, either. Although these treatments may work eventually, the week of your wedding your skin will still be recovering, which means it will probably be red and peeling.
At Grand Banquet Hall, we have seen brides who look glowing and radiant—and we’ve seen some who chose the wrong beauty treatments! During your wedding planning and scheduling, make sure to make the right decisions when it comes to what wedding beauty treatments you get. And if you’re looking for the perfect Los Angeles space for your big day, take a look at our beautiful wedding venue. Grand Banquet Hall just may be perfect for you! You can also contact us with any questions you may have.