The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Countdown: All the way to the “I Do’s”!


Hello all brides-to-be! We know that wedding planning can be stressful with a long list of jobs to tick off, so we thought we would make it a little easier by sharing our step by step guide to plan for all things hair, makeup and beauty.
So grab your favourite face mask and let’s dive into the ultimate bridal beauty countdown!


**12-18 Months Before: Book your Bridal Beauty Dream Team **

Beat the rush and book your artists as soon as possible. Trust me, securing your first choice artist well in advance will be one of the best decisions you’ll make on your journey down the aisle. Finding the right artists to bring your wedding day vision to life is so important and there is nothing worse than reaching out to your dream hair and makeup artists, only to find that they’re already fully booked for your wedding date. We hate turning brides away, but the reality is that peak dates really do fly off the shelf.
You want artists who not only understand you and your style, but can also execute it flawlessly. By booking early, you’re giving yourself the luxury of time to research and ultimately secure the perfect team for your big day. From browsing portfolios to scheduling a rehearsal session, booking 12-18 months in advance allows you to be discerning, ensuring that your bridal beauty is absolutely perfect.

**6-12 Months Before: The Glow Up**

It’s time to lay the groundwork for your bridal makeup and start your skincare journey. Start by establishing a consistent skincare routine to tackle any pesky blemishes or dry patches. Now is the time to think about adjusting products (if needed) and introducing facials as part of your routine, it really is prepping your canvas for the absolute best results ! By starting your skincare and facial regimen at least six months before your wedding day, you’re setting yourself up for success in more ways than one. Not only will you have plenty of time to address any skincare concerns and achieve your desired results, but you’ll also be able to relax and enjoy the journey – because let’s face it, wedding planning can be a little stressful.

Our Exeter Studio can help with all of your skincare needs: from deep cleansing to exfoliation to hydration, facials are like a reset button for your complexion, leaving you with a fresh, lit from within glow for your makeup artist to work their magic on. Plus, they’re the perfect excuse to pamper yourself!

**4-6 Months Before: The Bridal Rehearsal**

Now that you’ve got your hair and makeup professionals in place, it’s time to put them to the test! Schedule your rehearsal session with your makeup artist and hairstylist to experiment with your favourite looks and styles. It’s like a dress rehearsal for your face!
Your wedding day is not the time for surprises! A trial session allows you to work closely with your hair and makeup artist to fine-tune your dream bridal look. From finding the perfect lip colour to nailing that picture-perfect updo, the trial is your chance to ensure every detail is absolutely flawless.

The rehearsal session allows you to build rapport with your beauty pros, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident in their capable hands. It is also the chance to work out all of those final morning details with your artist, allowing them to put a schedule together for the day and ensure that everything runs like clockwork.


**1-2 Weeks Before: The Home Stretch**

We’re in the home stretch now, folks! Time for a little hair love and time to banish those pesky roots! Schedule your final hair colouring in the last couple of weeks to make the most of your glossy colour, you may even want to have a very minimal trim to freshen everything up for the day. Remember to bring along any extensions to make sure they are the perfect match on the day too.

Get any final touch-up treatments like eyebrow shaping, eyelash extensions, nails and hair removal to ensure you’re all set and not running around in the final days like a headless chicken. Don’t forget to hydrate like it’s your job and get plenty of beauty sleep – because you’ve got a wedding to dance all night at.


**The Big Day: Here Comes the Glam**

It’s finally here – the moment you’ve been waiting for! Sit back, relax, sip champagne, soak in those pre-wedding vibes and trust your beauty team to work their magic and transform you into the stunning bride you were always meant to be.

And there you have it, – the ultimate bridal beauty countdown to ensure you’re radiant, relaxed, and ready to say “I do” in style.






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