Schedule a personal consultation with your salon or styling professional four to six months before the wedding. Give your look a trial run two to six weeks before the wedding.
Add length and volume to your hair with hair extensions or try out new makeup colors and styles. But don’t stray too far from your natural look. You don’t want to get your photos back and say, “That doesn’t even look like me!”
If you have a large elaborate gown, a slick updo may look disproportionate. Hair should balance your appearance and accentuate your dress.
Not only will you preview the full look and see how it appears in photographs, you will also be able to check for allergies and compatibility.
Bring along the chosen headpiece to help determine placement and hairstyle.
You want makeup that will endure tears, heat and perspiration. Fake eyelashes are a great way to avoid clumpy or runny mascara.
Then you will have it on hand for touch ups throughout the day.
Friends and family will be admiring your ring all day long – and there will be photographs – so indulge in a manicure (and pedicure!) the day before your wedding.
Use a fabric swatch for accuracy and purchase a bottle of the color you choose for touch ups later on.
Polish takes three to four hours to dry completely so don’t schedule an appointment amidst a flurry of last-minute activities. The ideal timeline? Get your manicure and pedicure, then go home to get ready for the rehearsal dinner.