Brides often dream of their wedding day. From the gorgeous gown to the moment, you say “I do” to the one you love. One thing brides don’t often think of when dreaming of their big day is just how busy and hectic it will be. There are tons of moving parts, and even the best-planned wedding can go awry. That’s why it’s a good idea to do as much prep before the big day as you can. Here are some bridal getting-ready things you should aim to do before the actual wedding day.
Hair & Make-Up Trials
While a good bridal hair and makeup artist can do beautiful work without practice, you never know if you’re going to love how a style looks on you until you see it. That’s why you should do a trial run before the big day. This will save you from having to waste precious getting ready time trying out different looks. You should also have your bridal party figure out their looks ahead of time as well.
Manicure & Pedicure
In theory, waiting to do your nails until the day of sounds smart. After all, it means they won’t have time to get chipped or messed up. In reality, you’re going to need your hands on your big day. Being tied down by wet nails will just make you stressed. Our wedding photographers suggest you get your nails done a day or two before the big day. If you’re worried about chips, purchase a bottle of nail polish used for touch-ups!
There’s nothing wrong with body hair, but many brides prefer smooth legs on their wedding day. The last thing you’re going to want to do when getting ready on your wedding day is shave your legs. We suggest you take care of all of your hair removals in the days before. Whether that’s laser, shaving, waxing, etc. Trust us, you won’t want to deal with it on the big day!
It might seem like a good idea to hit the spa the morning of your wedding to relax, but you should be careful about doing intensive skincare too close to your big day. While a massage should be fine, things like facials can cause your skin to have reactions. Aim to do any skincare treatments no closer than a week or two before your wedding day to give your skin time to calm down in case there are any bad reactions.
Trust us when we say you do not want to try out a fresh new cut just before your wedding. If a haircut is needed before your wedding, either keep it to a simple trim or plan it a few weeks to months before the actual day. This will give you time to get used to it and figure out what wedding style works with it.