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Beauty Prep Tips For Your Wedding Day

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

Planning a beauty routine a couple of months before your wedding will help you wish a flawless makeup application on your day and help you look your best on your wedding photos.

Two Months Before

  • A good skin care regimen is important but don't do anything too extreme. Just bump up your normal routine and if you can, schedule a consultation with a skin care professional.

  • Moisture is so important for healthy glowing skin. Apply moisturizer each morning before your makeup and after you take if off each night. Hint: Don’t forget your neck and upper chest area!

Four to Six Weeks Before

  • Make your appointment now to have your hair and makeup done (if getting married in your Town). Schedule a consultation and try several different styles with and without your veil and experiment with more dramatic makeup.

  • If this is a destination wedding, start collecting photos of hair and makeup styles you love. When choosing a hairstyle, keep in mind your hair’s length and texture.

Two Weeks Before

  • Time for a trim and to touch up your hair color or highlights. Keep hair healthy with a deep conditioner twice a week.

One Week Before

  • Schedule a manicure and a pedicure. We suggest either a nail dip or gel color that will last at least two weeks - a lot longer than regular nail polish.

  • Trim your brows! Brows are very important for makeup application. If you’ve never trimmed your brows before, choose a brow specialist instead of a wax salon.

  • Don't leave any waxing until the last minute. You could end up with shiny, red skin and that isn't what you want for your wedding photos.

Day Before

  • Slip an eye mask in the freezer for a few minutes and use it to minimize puffy eyes. Florida is pretty humid and humidity make cause a bit of puffiness and water retention if you are not used to it.

  • Drink LOTS of water and stay away from foods that may cause breakouts or allergies.

Wedding Day

  • Follow your stylists prep suggestions and make sure you have examples of the hair style and makeup you want.

  • Pack up a few essentials like a small hair brush, bobby pins, facial blotting paper, eyelash glue, and lipstick to touch up throughout the day.

One More Tip

One last thing but very important: do NOT spray tan or use self-tanners. They photograph orange in photos even if the tan looks great to the naked eye. Rock your natural skin!

On a Side Note…

I always recommend getting your hair styled and your makeup done by an experienced wedding stylist, even if you never wear makeup or think you can do your own hair. A good makeup artist can give you a natural look, while making your skin look flawless. A professional makeover will give you a nice polished look on your wedding photos. Remember - your photos are forever! If you are getting married in Orlando, these are a few professionals we recommend:

Happy planning!

The Elope to Orlando Team

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