On your wedding day, you want to look and feel like a princess. Not only are you going to experience one of the most important, emotional, and life-changing days of your life, but you are also going to remember this day for years and years to come, with a professional wedding album that documents every moment in amazing photographs. Make sure you look like a princess for each of these memories and follow this guideline with tips for finding the perfect look for your big day.
6 months away from the wedding
When their wedding day is 6 months away, brides should be finding the perfect haircut and color for them. Figure out what shade of highlights you will want on your big day and make sure you find the right haircut that is going to give you the length that you need for the style you’re going for. Look through images of wedding hairstyles and decide whether you want to have long locks that can be put in a gorgeous up-do or fun, flirty shoulder-length hair that you can style into stunning hairstyles for short hair.
At this time, you will also want to start focusing on your skin care routine. Take better care of your skin and find a regime that works for you. Stick to products you know and love and avoid trying something new that could cause your skin to get irritated or break out. Not matter how much your photographer will retouch or enhance your photographs from your big day, the health of your skin and hair will show, so make sure you find the perfect wedding beauty essentials for you.
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3 to 4 months ahead
By now, you will want to have an idea of the specific hairstyle you will want on your wedding day. Start pulling pictures off the internet for inspiration of specific hairstyles and makeup styles, as well as any hair pieces or wedding veils you will want to complete your wedding day look. These pictures will also be important because you will bring them to your stylist to show them exactly what you’re looking for.
Unless you plan on using your current stylist for your wedding day hairstyle, find a stylist for your special day that can fit your needs. Schedule all of your necessary appointments (haircut, color treatment, manicure, etc.) for your beauty care and don’t wait until the last minute to get all your styling looks finalized.
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1 or 2 months out
As your wedding day draws closer and closer, you should go in for trial appointments so that your stylist can play with your hair and makeup to try out different styles and see what looks good with your hair texture and skin tone. These trail appointments will help you choose the hairstyle that’s right for you and works with your unique facial features. Make sure you bring your wedding dress pictures with you to show your stylist so she knows where to go with your hairstyle and whether it will work with your overall look.
You can also see if you like certain products like lipsticks, eyeshadows, or hair sprays. You can experiment with styles for hair, textures for hair, and find what feels right. Whether you’re going for a beachy and wavy texture, a tightly styled chignon, or long curls with maximum shine, finding the right products will be an important part of your style design. Now is also the time to pick out a veil, headband, or flower crown if you want a special accessory to accompany your wedding hairstyle.
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1 – 2 weeks before the wedding
Now that your big day is officially around the corner, get your hair color touch-up and final trim. Whatever you do, don’t do anything drastic – don’t change your hair color and don’t change your hair length. Even if you want something fun and new to look amazing on your wedding day, now is definitely not the right time to chop off all your hair for a fresh look. If you do have an impulse to make a change, switch up your hairstyle. Just make sure you don’t mess with your hair color or cut (trust us, you will regret it). Any bride who makes drastic changes to her hairstyle is simply letting her nerves get to her, so don’t get stressed out and don’t make a big wedding mistake.
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Make sure you find the hairstyle and skin care routine that will leave you looking flawless on your big day. Remember, your photographer will be there to capture all the photo-worthy moments of your wedding day, so be prepared with a look that’s stunning and perfect for you. Not only will your husband and all your family and friends be amazed by your beauty and radiance, but your wedding day look will be captured forever in your professional wedding album.