Three steps to planning your Big Day beauty preparations
Longer days, brighter skies and the jingle of wedding bells on the horizon. For most, this signals the start of our favourite summer season. But if you’re a bride-to-be you’d be forgiven for feeling a shiver of dread at JUST HOW MUCH there is left to plan before your celebrations. Whatever type of wedding you choose, a glowing complexion, a fresh manicure and a calm spirit never go out of style and will make all the important women (and/or men!) in your life feel extra special.
So for busy brides everywhere, we’ve put together a 3-step guide to the who, what and when of beauty preparations in the run up to your big day.
It goes without saying that the bride-to-be deserves an extra special pampering session to relieve tension and look her absolute best for the most special day of her life. But pre-wedding treats can also be a great way to bring together all the most important ladies in the ceremony to prepare together and share in the excitement.
Why not enjoy a mother-daughter pamper and share stories and last-minute plans over a glass of prosecco? If you’re on a budget, stay in and invite the girls over for a home spa session – each brings a treat to share, be it a beautiful nail polish, a face mask or a heavenly scented candle. If you fancy a bit of luxury, a spa day complete with steam rooms, pools and beautiful views is a great way to enjoy a little ‘us’ time. You could also consider a mother, bridesmaids and bride day on the day before your wedding. Treatments such as nails, massage and eye treatments can be done as a group so you can spend your last moments as a single lady with the ones you love most.
Finally let’s not forget the gents! We get lots of wedding requests for treatments for men – pre-wedding facials and pre-honeymoon waxes help them look and feel their best too!
Deciding on treatments to prepare for your big day all depends on how YOU want to look and feel. Think about your outfit and venue – maybe you’re planning a beach wedding and dream of silky smooth feet and the perfect pedicure to feel the sand between your toes or, to accessorise a backless dress with crystal clear skin, you might choose a backcial (back facial) or an aromatherapy massage. Whether you’re wearing a gown, a lehenga or a suit, that covetable blushing bride look is the ultimate must-have. Achieve it with a professional renewing facial that whips away impurities and leaves you fresh faced and radiant. Of course it’s important not to forget the honeymoon beauty essentials – an eyebrow and eyelash tint will keep you looking and feeling fabulous on the beach.
When it comes to bridal beauty, planning ahead is key. Many of the most effective treatments, such as waxing and facials, require multiple salon visits to achieve the best results and leave you feeling most comfortable on your wedding day and honeymoon. Bridal beauty packages can be a great option to help you plan your beauty strategy in advance. West One MYB’s pre-wedding bridal package takes the stress out of timing, offering a course of three Oxygen facials over the months before your wedding. It also includes all the treatments you’ll need to have in the few days before the big day – such as the Shellac manicure and eyebrow shaping – which are designed to keep you feeling great throughout your honeymoon too. The day before your wedding is the perfect time to have a relaxing massage – making sure you shine from the inside-out and enjoy your special event.
However you choose to prepare for your big day, it’s important to take time out from planning and focus on your own wellbeing. Feeling relaxed and confident will help you enjoy your day to the maximum and make the most of this joyous occasion!