Looking beautiful during her wedding is every bride’s dream. However, with a hundred other things to plan, beauty treatments usually get pushed to the very last minute. Here is the ultimate wedding beauty timeline as recommended by doctors for you to follow before your big day. And yes, it starts from as early as a year because you can never have enough time to pretty up!
12 Months Before
A year before the wedding, dive into treatments that take a long time to show results. Invisalign is something that you should consider getting done a year in advance as the treatment takes at least six months to show results, giving you plenty of a just-in-case window. If you’re having any skin, nail, or hair issues, consider going to the dermatologist as the more time you have, the better your treatments can be. Lastly, if you’re a regular shaver, shift to waxing at least a year in advance so that your body gets used to it and your skin achieves long-lasting smoothness in time.
6 Months Before
When you only have six months left for the wedding, concentrate on getting your skin ready and prepared for the big day. Start with facials that you want to get done, like an oxygen facial or an LED facial. This time window will allow your skin to reap the benefits of those treatments before the big day. Another recommendation is to start incorporating retinol in your skin-care routine to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by the time the big day approaches.
4 Months Ahead
This is the time to go for any injectables you want to look into as four months is plenty of time for any filler and Botox to settle into your skin. The timeline allows for the treatment to take effect and for the swelling to go down. It also gives you enough time to research before you make a big decision.
3 Months Before
With just three months, the timeline calls for some physically altering procedures like teeth whitening and chemical peels. Since you’ll be smiling in thousands of photos, it is important that your teeth shine bright. It is also the right time to experiment with chemical peels as they can help with acne and fine lines.
1 Month to a Week Before
Getting your teeth cleaned fits perfectly during this timeline as it allows for any gum inflammation to be treated. Any other last-minute fine-tuning treatments like waxing that don’t require a long recovery period can also come here.
In the midst of a pandemic, planning a wedding comes with some serious challenges. With so many wedding planners and professionals usually just a meeting away, not too many newly engaged couples ask themselves how much of their wedding planning they can do on their own. The good news is there are plenty of things that brides- and grooms-to-be can do on their own. Since we’re all cooped up at home, now is the time to say: “challenge accepted!”
No matter how far along you are, check out five simple ways you can continue planning your wedding worry-free from the comfort of your home.
1. Create Your Own Wedding Website
Don’t stress! Everything you do on a daily basis is online – and this can be, too. Build your own central hub of information where you’ll be able to share updates with your guests and stay connected with your vendors and suppliers, even if everything is up in the air at this point.
2. Revise Your Pinterest Boards
Take your mind off the news, and start revising your Pinterest boards instead. Create different categories like wedding dresses, bridal hair, makeup looks, just go wild! Make sure everything is well organized so when this is all over you can keep your inspirations up to date and get the ball rolling again.
3. Take Virtual Dance Lessons
If you’re quarantining with your partner take some time to work on your dancing skills, because who doesn’t want to have one hell of a first dance at their wedding day? There are tons of online services available to you, give it a try you’ve got nothing to lose!
4. Make Your Own Wedding Playlist
Speaking of music, start off by creating a reception playlist. Brainstorming can take days or even weeks. Now is the perfect time to do that. Oh, and don’t forget the “do not play” list because it’s as important, especially since it’s one that your DJ can’t really guess at, we all have different tastes in music.
5. Take Care Of Yourself
Whether you’re taking some time off of work or not, it’s important to practice self-care. Eat well, exercise with your partner and most importantly take care of your emotional and mental well-being, nobody likes a bridezilla in quarantine, especially your bae. Remember, you’re not alone. Eventually, all of this will be over and your big day will be right around the corner. So, cheer up and start planning!