You’ve set the date, found your dream gown, and the perfect venue for your big day in just one month. With such little time left to get everything sorted, you’re bound to feel some stress. The trick is all in organisation and knowing when to tackle different projects.
As your wedding day approaches, you’ll want to pay more attention to the finer things such as your skin, hair, and teeth. To help you, we’ve developed a go-to guide to primping and prepping ahead of your big day.
Sort your hair out
The month before your wedding really shouldn’t be the time where you start experimenting with a new hair cut or wacky colour. New York City colourist Rita Hazan says you should tell your hairdresser what colour you’re aiming for about two months before the big day. Then book in around 2 weeks before your wedding to touch up, add highlights and a quick trim to make sure your tresses are ready for the wedding. If you’re worried about frizz, try an in-salon Keratin treatment a month out. Make sure you’re using quality shampoo and conditioners to ensure your treatments last as long as possible!
Brighten your smile
When it comes to your wedding, you’ll be showcasing your smile the whole day and there’s nothing like wearing a white dress that makes you want to whiten your teeth. If you can afford it and have the extra time, opt for professional teeth whitening. If you just want something quick and easy, try the Oral B 3D Luxe Advance Seal Whitening Strips. Just apply the strips to your teeth, keep yourself busy for an hour, and then remove. You’ll have an instantly brighter smile!
Take your sleep more seriously
Getting a solid night’s sleep is way easier said than done, especially when stress gets in the way. Use the final month before the wedding to focus on getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Avoid using your phone, reading, or watching tv in bed. Try doing these activities in another room so that your body knows that it’s time to sleep when you get into bed.
Get your skin in check
It’s important to determine a skin care routine that works for you about 6 months before your wedding. This will help to avoid any reactions or breakouts on your big day. One month out from your wedding, you should get a facial that suits your skin concerns, whether that be pigmentation, dryness or congestion, a professional will be able to tailor a facial for your skin. If you have amazing results, perhaps consider getting another one 2 weeks out from the wedding to ensure your skin will be clear and glowing!
Try a spray tan
Whether you’re sure you want to be bronzed or not sure whether faux glow is your vibe, it’s always great to try out a tan to see how you like it. We recommend doing a trial run that aligns with your final dress fitting. This means you’ll be able to see what you’d look like on the big day and can determine if you’d like a darker or lighter colour, or no colour at all! People react differently with tans, so it could be something you can start experimenting with earlier on in the picture. Plus, you don’t want a Ross situation… if you know what I mean.
These tips should definitely be on your to-do list for the month leading up to the wedding. What tips do you have? Leave them below!