The months, weeks, and days leading up to your wedding can be stressful, but we’re here to make it a little easier for ya! We’ve been a part of so many brides’ big days, and we like to think we know a thing or two about what the Glam Timeline leading up to your wedding day should look like.
Professional Skin Treatments
If you aren’t already seeing an aesthetician that you trust, begin searching for one near you ASAP. Schedule a consultation and explain your wedding timeline and goals so they can help you structure your professional treatments to align with your big day.
Your aesthetician will be able to recommend a professional skincare product line that’ll help you achieve your best skin.
Injectables (Filler + Tox)
Whether you’re new to injectables or not, it’s good to visit your injector 6-12 months prior to your wedding to assess your goals. The further in advance you can consult with your injector, the more time they have to perfect your filler and tox dosages. Remember that injectables are not an overnight fix, and it typically takes more than one appointment to see desired results.
De-Stress / Health + Wellness
Eliminating stress and focusing on your well-being is always a good idea, but it’s even more important while wedding planning. Find a method of de-stressing that works for you: try meditation, gardening, exercise, art, or another method of expression that helps lower your cortisol levels.
Make sure that you’re treating your body with love and respect, too. We aren’t promoters of crash diets leading up to your big day–instead, choose foods you like and movement you enjoy to help you feel your best throughout the planning process.
Choose Beauty Services
Will you be hiring a hair and makeup team for you and your bridal party, or are you planning to D-I-Y your glam? Either way, you will need to make a decision so that you can reserve a beauty service or begin prepping your own products.
If you’re wearing a strapless dress or showing more skin than usual, you’ll want to make sure you’re looking radiant! Begin taking care of your skin by regularly exfoliating and moisturizing your body.
If you’re planning to change up your current hair situation, we recommend starting the process sooner rather than later, as you’ll still have to decide on day-of style after you commit to a color and length.
If you’re interested in extensions, but haven’t tried them before, do research on what type of extensions you want, and find a stylist who specializes in the method you prefer.
Microblading is enticing for brides because it’s a solution avoiding any brow mishaps. The key to microblading is making sure it’s done correctly and by a trusted professional. Do your research on brow artists in your area, and schedule a consult with your fave to make sure your brows will be flawless.
We recommend visiting your dentist ASAP if you have any smile goals you’d like to achieve before your big day. Your dentist will consider your timeline and help you achieve the look you want.
Dial-In Your At-Home Skin Routine
Hopefully, you’ve established a relationship with a trusted aesthetician who’s introduced you to an amazing professional skincare line or two. By now, you should have your basic routine down pat, and your aesthetician will make any tweaks as needed to get your skin picture-perfect.
If Spray Tanning, Trial Tan(s)
Whether or not you’ve spray tanned before, the pH of your skin can change over time, and the outcome of a spray tan is dependent on your skin’s pH. The perfect tan is also highly dependent on the use of correct products and tanning prep.
At 3 months out, it’s a good idea to find what spray tanning salon/artist you’ll be using, and experiment with colors, number of coats, etc. to develop your perfect tan.
If you decided on microblading, your brows should be healed by now and you may have had a touch-up appointment. Your brow artist will recommend any additional services needed up until the day of, including waxing, tinting, and/or lamination.
When considering lashes for your big day, it’s important to consider all the variables. Will you get lash extensions, or a lash lift + tint? If you choose extensions, will you opt for classic, hybrid, volume, or mega-volume? Each look is different, so visit a lash artist whose work you like around 3 months out, that way they’ll be able to experiment with sizes and lengths to customize the perfect look for you.
If you’re thinking about any last-minute filler touch-ups, now’s the time to do it! You want to leave ample time for any swelling or bruising to fully dissipate, and for the filler to settle in.
If you don’t already, begin treating yourself to regular nail maintenance at 3 months out. Whether you’re opting for short, natural nails or long dramatic ones, find a nail artist you trust so that your nails will look their best.
Whether you hired a glam squad or you and your squad are doing the glam, have a trial hair and makeup run. Test the hair and makeup you’ll be wearing during the ceremony and reception, and make sure you’re in love with the look!
Begin teeth whitening sessions at one month out to ensure your pearly whites are sparkling on your big day.
Schedule your botox appointment around 4 weeks out–that’s when the toxins will have really kicked in and your movement will be virtually gone, leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated.
Reduce Alcohol + Sugar Intake
We recommend reducing your alcohol and sugar intake during the month before your wedding. Alcohol and sugar are inflammatory substances, meaning they’re more likely to cause breakouts and bloat.
Schedule a dental cleaning two weeks out so your teeth look and feel pristine.
Schedule a wax for any areas where you need hair removal one week out from your wedding. This gives ample time for any post-inflammatory swelling and/or redness to dissipate.
Hair Color/Extension Refresh
Book with your stylist at about one week out so your color and extensions are fresh.
Your esti may recommend that you book a facial around one week out for a gentle cleanse and exfoliation.
Schedule a lash fill or a lift+tint, depending on your service preference, 1-3 days out.
Book a nail appointment and pedi 1-3 days out.
Get sprayed 1-3 days prior to your wedding. Make sure you leave ample time for your tan to dry and develop.
Schedule a whitening session or use an at-home whitening product to perfect your smile.
Use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer the night prior; do not exfoliate or use any retinols, new products, etc.
Take a few moments to pause, breathe, and feel gratitude for the amazing celebration of love you’re about to be a part of!
By Bridgett Pittman