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Define Your Bridal Style

11 Tips for Planning Your Wedding Glam.


1. Create an Inspiration Board and Define Your Bridal Style


Create an inspiration board of hair and makeup looks that you love. Spend some time analyzing what you like and don't like about the images and eliminate ones that don’t align with your bridal style. As you eliminate images, you should start to see coherence among the pictures that will give the feel of your bridal style.


2. Share Images With Your Artist


Share inspiration images of some of your favorite looks with your stylists. They can help you identify the details, like whether there were extensions used to create volume in a certain hairstyle you love or how a particular style might wear through the evening. These conversations will help you with your search for beauty inspiration.


3. Schedule a Trial


Your wedding hair and makeup trials will provide you with an idea of how you will look. As with many other wedding details, like timing your hair and makeup trials or setting aside additional time for tweaking or adjustments. You should book your trial 6-12 months before your wedding date.


Take advantage of booking your trial and schedule it for your engagement shoot, bachelorette party, or dress fitting so you can see the look come together.


4. Commit to a Skincare Routine


Keep up with your normal skincare routine and avoid trying new products. A facial is a good idea a few weeks before the big day.


5. Hair


If you’re considering a haircut, or new hair color do so before your trial appointment so you’re getting the most accurate glimpse of how you’ll look on your wedding day. Consider skipping the heat styling and embrace your natural hair texture for a while. Use protein treatments to strengthen your hair and air dry.


6. Treat Yourself to a Facial


Book a facial tailored to your skin type (moisturizing for dry skin, clarifying for oily or acne-prone skin) 3-6 months prior to your wedding date . If your skin doesn't freak out, book the same facial two weeks before the wedding so there's time for any red marks from extractions to calm down.


7. Consider a Spray Tan


If you think you're going to want a spray tan, book one 3 months prior to make sure you like the color and the technician. If you do, book another tan two days before the wedding.


8. Workout


You should start working out at least four months prior to the wedding. Consider personal training or take advantage of virtual training videos. Remember to set a clear goal, make a plan and track your progress. Dieting during this time will also get you better results.


If you choose to workout close to your wedding keep in mind the sizing of your dress to ensure it fits perfectly for the big day.


9. Get a Manicure and Pedicure (after spray tan)


Book your manicure + pedicure two to three days before your wedding day. Ask your manicurist to skip scrubs, and don't soak for too long as it could fade your tan.


10. Pack a Beauty Kit for the Wedding


Lipstick and gloss for touch-ups, concealer, blotting papers, Q-tips, translucent powder, breath mints, toothpicks, tissues, Advil, deodorant, bobby pins, a mini can of hairspray, and Band-Aids.


11. Meditate


Planning a wedding can be stressful. You can alleviate that stress by meditating for at least 15 minutes a day. Try and think positive thoughts. Think about the happy times when this chaotic period will have passed.



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