1 Year Bridal Beauty Prep Guide

BLOG, Makeup, Wedding / Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

About 2 years ago, I started to create a “Head to Toe Bridal Beauty Prep Guide” with a 1 year beauty timeline. It was something that I had thought about doing for so long, but I knew how much work would go into it! It’s a project that kept getting pushed aside and now that weddings are starting to pick back up, I decided to FINALLY finish it. You know what, it feels really good too, like a HUGE accomplishment. I gathered up all of the questions that I have been asked by my brides over the years, and even consulted with a few of my colleagues to ensure I had the perfect timelines.

Your wedding day will arguably be the most heavily photographed day of your entire life. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes prep that goes into making sure you look your best. Just like your place settings and wedding favors, the key to your beauty routine before your wedding is planning; for your sanity, from head to toe!

Here at “All Things Beauty” I am dedicated to providing you with resources that will make your wedding beauty preparation run as smoothly as possible. I have plenty of advice to ensure that the journey to your special day is as exciting and enjoyable as the day you got engaged.

In this guide, I start from the very beginning with a wedding beauty checklist. You’ll learn when to book all your beauty appointments and discover beauty advice that will get you prepped from head to toe.

There’s even a little something for the bridesmaids…and don’t forget about the moms! They also may need some of the advice in this guide. Honestly, share this with anyone involved in your wedding. The more that you can do together, the more everyone will feel included and less stressed for your big day!

I hope you find this guide helpful. I even included some of my “must have” products for all of my brides.  You can click on any product you’d like to learn more about and it will take you right to my website.

You will look and feel flawless throughout the festivities with all of the advice and products I have to offer. With over 25 years of experience, I pride myself in being your beauty expert for this important time in your life!

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Here’s a sneak peek at what you will bet in the Head to Toe Bridal Beauty Prep Guide:

1 Year Before Your Wedding

Schedule Hair & Makeup Appointments

I recommend that you reserve your hair and makeup sessions about a year in advance, especially if you are getting married during popular months. Even if you don’t have a finalized list of everyone’s services, you can complete your contract and pay a retainer to reserve your date. I also recommend that your trial appointments be booked at least 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding.

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Schedule Manicure Appointments

As soon as you get engaged, everyone is going to ask to see your ring. Keep those nails and hands primed and pretty with regular manis. This will keep your cuticles in great shape and is also your chance to experiment with colors.

Special splurge: Gel manicures use UV technology for a harder and smoother finished nail. They’re a bit pricier but can last up to twice as long as a traditional manicure.

5-6 Months Before Your Wedding

Start Growing Your Hair

Now is the time to start pinning some potential hairstyles on Pinterest. You may need to start growing your hair out for your big day. I also recommend that you try any new color combinations that you like.

Consult With a Skincare Specialist

Do you have a good, professional skincare regimen? It is important that you take care of your skin. The attention you give it now will show in your forever pictures.  I can recommend a good 3 step system for your skin type so you can have a customized routine.

Start Exfoliating

If you aren’t exfoliating as part of your current skincare routine, exfoliate at least once a week. This will help remove dead skin cells and increase new cell regeneration and smoother skin.

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Isotonix Beauty Blend

Start Taking Vitamins

Choosing the right vitamins will help keep your hair growing, will strengthen your nails and keep your skin and overall body healthy.

Must Have: Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend is a revolutionary product that helps to improve and maintain the appearance of healthy, beautiful skin from the inside out. The Isotonix delivery system, as found in Isotonix OPC-3 Beauty Blend, assures that the body will absorb the daily vitamins and minerals that it needs.

Choose Healthy

Cut down on junk food, caffeine and sugar.  It’ll make a big difference in your body overall.

Grow Out Your Brows

Start growing out your eye brows so you can start growing in the perfect shape. In a few weeks plan on getting them professionally shaped.

3-4 Months Before Your Wedding

Look Your Best in Your Dress

You said yes to the dress, and I know you want to look your best in it. Get back on track with your eating and an exercise program.

Don’t know where to start? Let me help. The Bridal Beauty Camp will walk you through every step of the way!

Teeth Whitening

Start a teeth whitening program so you have pearly whites for your big day!

Unveil the Look Makeup Workshop 

It’s a perfect way to bond with your girlfriends and explore the color combinations for your wedding day. Each guest will practice their own makeup look with the best products from my makeup kit. I will consult color themes and try different styles.

Additional themes available:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Bachelorette
  • Mix & Mingle
  • Bridal Bliss
  • Red Carpet Ready
  • Take Me Away Spa Night
  • Lucious Lips & Lashes
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Lip Lab
  • Put Your Face to Bed
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Have your brows professionally shaped and if you are considering having microblading done, you should have your first session now.

2 Months Before Your Wedding

Get Your Hair in Tip Top Shape

Lay off the heat styling to give your hair a break.  I also recommend deep conditioning at least once per week.


Lengthy lashes can take your beauty look to the next level — not to mention they make your eyes look bigger and brighter (a must for wedding photos). Start using a lash serum to increase your length and volume.

Thinking about a lash lift or extensions?  Consider a trial appointment to make sure you don’t have any reactions to the glue or chemicals, and to ensure you like them!

Must Have: Achieve longer and fuller-looking lashes and brows with the Motives Lash & Brow advanced nightly hydrogel serum. Formulated with the ultimate blend of nourishing, restorative and protective ingredients to create your healthiest-looking lashes and brows yet. In addition to containing baobab oil and hyaluronic acid, this innovative blend is infused with a special peptide to help hair look conditioned and strong.


See your skin specialist for a facial.  Start using an at home 2 step chemical exfoliator and moisturize intense sheet masks.

Keep an eye on your water intake. You should be drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses a day.

Must Have: Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer is a two-step process that removes dead skin cells, and provides an antioxidant defense that leaves skin looking smoother, younger and healthier. The peel combines powerful alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids with vitamins A, C and E, and herbal extracts to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Green tea extract and chamomile soothe the skin after the peelin the antioxidant-packed neutralizer.

4 Weeks Before Your Wedding

Trial Appointment

Finalize your wedding day hair and makeup so that you and your artists have a game plan for your wedding day.

Daily Makeup

Let’s talk about the makeup you use every day. It’s important as it will affect your skin. I will help you choose the best makeup for your skin.

Ask me: I have put together beauty bundles just for you! You can choose from; Liquid Skin, Makeup Prep Must Haves, Flawless Finish, Classic Beauty & more!

Exfoliate Your Body

Start exfoliating your entire body with Royal Spa® Foaming Brown Sugar Body Scrub followed by Lumière de Vie Intensive Hand & Body Crème.

Dermaplaning Have you thought about having derma planing done? Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin. The procedure aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as make the skin’s surface look smooth. Your first treatment should be 1 month before and your last one, the week of your wedding.

.Must Have: Skin need a quick boost? Immerse your skin in soothing hydration with Lumière de Vie Soothe & Renew Hydrogel Masque. Featuring an instant cooling effect, the silky-soft gel texture of the masque provides a calming and relaxing effect in seconds. Delivering a concentrated surge of 5% niacinamide, Hydrogel Masque will instantly transform dull, thirsty skin for a hydrated, energized and radiant complexion. This renewing masque also helps reduce the appearance of oily skin, blemishes and redness for the perfect addition to any skincare regimen.


Continue to use your Lumière de Vie Soothe & Renew Hydrogel Masque bi-weekly, up until the night before your wedding

2 Weeks Before Your Wedding

Hair Color

Get your final hair color/touch up and trim and it’ll be perfect for your big day.

Wax Down Under

If you have had a bikini wax before, two days before your big day is ideal. If you haven’t waxed before, I recommend that you schedule an appointment about ten days before your wedding date. Schedule a touch up two days prior to your wedding.

Spray Tan

If you are thinking about getting a spray tan for your wedding day, schedule a test tan.

Manage Stress

The next 2 weeks will be a bit hectic and stressful, so take a moment each morning to mediate while taking deep breaths.

Must Have: When you need a sense of calm focus, help ward off worries and tension with Bliss® Anti-Stress Formula. It contains a special blend of ingredients with adaptogenic qualities that help manage stress’ negative effects so you can get through the day cool and collected. This formula not only works to relax and balance the body and mind, it does so without promoting drowsiness.

Remember: Avoid too much salt, gluten and alcohol.  They can all cause bloating.

The Last Week Before Your Wedding


Stop using any exfoliating products such as retinol, salicylic acid, or any facial scrubs to minimize redness, sensitivity, or peeling that may be present. Discontinue teeth whitening products to avoid sensitivity.

Wear Sunscreen

Make sure you wear sunscreen daily to prevent an unwanted sunburn. Don’t forget your décolletage!

Must Have: Screen out rays that rapidly increase the signs of aging, lock in moisture, and maintain elasticity and firmness by keeping the skin properly protected and equipped for the environmental effects that are around us every day. Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ absorbs quickly and dries without residue, making it ideal for daily use.


Go and get a massage. You’ll need it!


Have your final dermaplaning appointment.

Let Your Skin Breathe

Don’t use any new products that your skin isn’t used to.  If possible, try to use little or no makeup this week to let your skin breathe.

2-3 Days Before Your Wedding

Spray Tan

Time to get your final spray tan.


Get a fill on your eyelash extensions.


Exfoliate and condition your pout to prep your lips for your big day.

Must Haves: Scrub all of the dead skin away on your lips with the Motives MUAH Vanilla Lip Scrub. Then apply the Motives Vanilla Lip Mask treatment that seals in moisture for the most kissable lips EVER!


Get a touch up on any eyebrow, lip or body waxing.

The Day Before Your Wedding

Sleep In

Get your beauty rest!!  You may not get much sleep the next few days.


Make sure you eat a big healthy breakfast.  You will need it!

Wash Hair

This should be the last time you wash your hair before your wedding.  It will stay and last MUCH better if it’s NOT freshly washed tomorrow.


Use your Lumière de Vie Soothe & Renew Hydrogel Masque tonight so you have a beautiful glow tomorrow!


It’s time for your last manicure and pedicure!  This will prevent last minute chipping…hopefully…


Manage your stress and calm your nerves with your Bliss Anti-Stress Formula. It’ll make a world of difference!

Your Wedding Day!


Make sure you wear a button up shirt or robe so that you don’t disturb your hair or makeup later!

Clean Skin

Make sure you and your wedding party arrive with freshly washed skin, with no reminents of yesterday’s mascara! No need to apply moisturizers or sunscreen, your makeup artist will have some that’ll work perfect for your day.

Dry Hair

Make sure you and your wedding party arrive with dry, day old hair. It’ll make your style last much longer.

Bring Your Toothbrush 

You may want to bring your toothbrush to your appointment in case you’d like to brush them prior to your makeup and lipstick.


You’ll want to have your contacts in before you sit in the makeup chair to prevent the risk of smudging.


If you have allergies, or are prone to eye watering, you may want to take your allergy medication before getting your makeup done.

Bridal Beauty Checklist

I have also included all of the above in my Bridal Beauty Prep Guide as checklist that you can print off.

Bridal Beauty Planner

BONUS: You will get my Bridal Beauty Planner too! You can print off as many as you like!

I hope I have convinced you to get your FREE copy of my Bridal Beauty Prep Guide TODAY!!

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