The wedding is officially just a handful of weeks away and the big day will be here in the blink of an eye. When you hit the one-month countdown—a moment that seemed so far away when the wedding planningbegun—everything is pretty much in place, with just a few finishing touches remaining on the to-do list. The same can be said about your wedding beauty timeline, as just like every checklist tied to wedding planning, there are still a few more to-dos.
So let’s get to it, below!
1. Hair, hair, hair.
Your hair trials should be done at this point, so it’s time to hit the salon for the final touch-ups before the big day. Al from alisteauty recommends seeing your stylist four to six weeks leading up to the wedding to shape your current style. “Avoid any big changes at this point especially now that you have seen your style at your test run for the wedding day.” If you’re wearing your hair down, he suggests going in one to two weeks before the wedding for a bang trim (if applicable) and a dusting, the technique stylists use to clean up damaged ends without compromising length.
Plan on getting your hair colored one to two weeks before the wedding. If you don’t color your hair, a gloss (like Redken Shades EQ) is a good option for enhancing your hair’s shine and vibrancy. Either way, your hair will look better than ever.
2. Get serious about your sleep.
Getting a solid night’s sleep is easier said than done, especially for busy brides-to-be with a million things on that to-do list. Use the final month before the wedding as an excuse to focus on those precious eight hours and make it a priority turn down at a decent hour. Avoiding drinking caffeine late in the day and do what you have to do to get those Zs. Whether you need a new pillow, a chic silk sleeping mask, or a sound machine get those Zs.
3. Try a spray tan.
Whether you know you want a bronzed look on the big day or on the fence about a faux glow, St. Tropez Skin Finishing Expert Sophie Evans recommends doing a trial run that aligns with your final dress fitting(usually about two to four weeks from the wedding). “This way, a bride can see if she likes the tan shade or decide if she wants to go lighter or darker,” she says. “You should definitely experiment with different shades well in advance of the wedding so you can decide the depth of glow you prefer.” St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mist is a beginner-friendly product that allows the user to spray as little or as much as desired for results that can range from a barely-there glow to a full-on bronzed tan.