The Ultimate Wedding Beauty Planning Checklist

As a bride, you definitely want to look your absolute best on your wedding day. But getting all of the details set into place to ensure that you look and feel incredible can be difficult.


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If you’re struggling with your beauty plan for your big day, continue reading for the ultimate beauty planning checklist that will make things easier for you to handle.

9-12 Months in Advance

Up to a year before your actual wedding day, it’s time to decide how much money you plan on spending on your wedding, including how much money you can budget specifically for your hair and makeup. This budget should include pre-wedding treatments, such as body treatments and facials, as well.

6 Months to Go

When you’re about six months away from your wedding, it’s time to start researching hair and makeup professionals if you haven’t done so already. Then schedule trial sessions so that you can see if these professionals have what it takes to help you achieve the look that you want for your big day. After each session, take several photos from various angles to ensure you will look gorgeous in your photos. And once you have decided on the makeup and hair pros that you love, book them as soon as possible so that they will be available on your wedding day.

If you are planning on doing your own makeup and/or hair, this is also the ideal time to start searching for the right long-lasting products and testing them out at home. Play and experiment with various styles and looks until you find the one that you love. Make sure that you take photos after every at-home trial session as well to ensure you’ll look perfect in photos.

1 Month Before

About a month before your wedding, you should have all of your pros booked and you should be confident in your abilities to do your own hair and/or makeup if you’re taking that route as well. This is also the time to get a haircut, start whitening your teeth, and get other treatments at the spa and at home that will prep your skin so that you’ll look flawless on your big day.

2 Weeks Prior

This is the best time to dye your hair or at least touch up your roots, schedule your pedicure and manicure for the day before the wedding, and prepay your beauty professionals so that it’s one less thing you need to worry about on your big day.

The Day of Your Wedding

On the day of your wedding, it’s a good idea to have your hair styled about three hours before your call time, and apply the makeup at least an hour or two beforehand. 

As you can see, quite a bit goes into planning your beauty for your wedding day. So while you may be focused on other details, such as checking out wedding venues in London, don’t forget to also spend a good amount of time on how you’ll look.