Sometimes in the rush of wedding venues and menus, favours and what the groom should wear, the bride concentrates on her dress and jewellery but forgets about herself.
A big part of getting ready for the big day should start before the day comes around with a little perfect pampering. In fact, it makes a great idea for a different type of hen party! We spoke to the wonderful Bee Sugared salon to find out more.
There are some wedding beauty treatments that are practically mandatory on the lead up to the big day and should be booked in to ensure that there is no last minute worrying – think of those worry lines! Facials are one treatment and there are two ideas about them – either establish a regular routine if finances allow it or have one special facial the day before. Facials are more than just polishing up the skin – they boost circulation and make the skin more hydrated, restoring the natural balance and also meaning makeup looks better when applied.
Similarly to facials is body brushing, a dry technique that boosts the circulation to the skin and gives it a healthy glow. It also reduces cellulite and helps with lymphatic drainage, eliminating toxins from the body. It isn’t a long process either, taking only five or ten minutes so won’t take up big chunks of your day.
A massage isn’t just a beauty treatment, it’s an essential part of getting married. The whole process is very stressful and tiring and your body can easily tense up. Massages release this tension, help you feel good which means that you look good. Most people try to have regular massages in the weeks before the wedding or have one massage around seven days before.
Hands and feet are two areas of the body that will likely be on show in differing degrees on the day so don’t forget to include beauty treatments for them. Manicures and pedicures are best when done regularly, but the budget doesn’t always stretch this far so book one in either one or two days before the wedding.
Another important part of getting ready for your wedding day is having trials runs of all the little things that can go wrong. One such area is hair and makeup – whether you are doing your own or getting someone to do it for you, having at least one trial run beforehand is essential. You don’t want to get to the big day and discover that your hair doesn’t hold your chosen style or your makeup looks different on the skin than in the bottle.
Many ladies use an exfoliator regularly even before the wedding but in the lead up, if you plan to use something different or more comprehensive than normal, remember to test it beforehand. Should you be using a new product, the last thing you want to discover the day before the wedding is that is causes a reaction on your skin. Plus, regular exfoliation brings the best out of skin and is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to look your best.