With all the stress that comes from wedding planning, you might lose sight of what’s really important – you are about to marry the love of your life! A week before the big day you should take the time to relax and take it all in. Focus on pampering yourself by going to the spa with your bridesmaids! All the planning should be complete a week before the big day, so you can have time to focus on you. We have compiled a list of start scheduling your bridal pamper week. This is the Bride’s Ultimate Wedding Week Prep Guide!
7 Days Before: Facial
Get a relaxation facial a week before your big day. If you usually get facials, incorporate another a week before. If you have never gotten a facial, however, abstain from any medical facials since there is a possibility of a bad skin reaction. Opt for a relaxation facial which exfoliates the skin, without adding harsh chemicals. Make sure to consult with the beautician to discuss the types of facials they offer. Getting a facial will leave your skin feeling clean and rejuvenated – it will be picture perfect for your big day!
6 Days Before: Waxing
Make sure to schedule your body waxing six days before your big day. You must give time for your skin to heal from the wax. Schedule your body and facial waxing on the same day to ensure your body heals at the same time. Ask your beautician for any at-home remedies to reduce redness and swelling. If you are not a fan of waxing, opt for getting your eyebrows threaded. Threading reduces the amount of redness since no chemicals are added to your skin.
5 Days Before: Body Scrub
Body scrubbing should already be part of your beauty regime. Exfoliating is not only important for your face, but for the rest of your body as well. However, just like your face, only exfoliate the body 2-3 times a week. The benefits include: removing dead skin cells, tackling bumpy skin, and rubbing away flaky skin. Your skin will be left feeling soft and smooth. In order to maintain great skin, moisturize right after showering. Applying moisturizer on damp skin will help lock in moisture to keep skin hydrated.
4 Days Before: Hair
Don’t make a drastic change right before the big day. Meet with your stylists for a final touch up on your hair color and length. Make sure your ends are trimmed and your bangs are shaped. Explain to your stylist your preferred hairstyle for your wedding day. If your hair is short, ask about extensions, which are necessary if you have short hair but wish to have an intricate up-do or long, bombshell waves on the big day.
3 Days Before: Massage
Wedding jitters can get the best of anyone, so take time for yourself to relax. Schedule a hot stone massage to ease any built tension or stress. Consult your masseuse for any bridal massage packages they might offer. A massage might not be a priority for some, but it is well-deserved after months of planning. A deep-tissue massage will also relax your muscles and dissolve and accumulated stress-knots. You will walk out feeling like new!
2 Days Before: Manicure and Pedicure
Get your mani-pedi done two days before the big day. By getting them done right before, you will minimize the risk of chipped nails. Opt for a subtle color, such as pastels or nudes. When picking a color, choose one that is not so bright and not so dark. A popular trend amongst brides is pastel pink. The pastel colors compliment the bouquet perfectly during close-up shots. If your budget allows, opt for getting a gel manicure. The gel ensures the color will remain intact for 21 days! You could leave for your honeymoon without having to get a touch-up.
1 Day Before: Beauty Within
It is also important to take care of your body on the inside. Abstain from eating carbohydrates and salty foods right before the big day. If you like to follow diets, start abstaining from these foods a week before. Also, make sure to drink plenty of water during this week. Water is the answer to radiant skin, so make sure you are getting your recommended eight glasses a day. And remember to get a good night’s sleep. Wedding jitters might try to keep you up at night, so go to bed at an early time to ensure you are rested in the morning.
A bride’s duty is done once all the planning is complete, so why not pamper yourself for a week? Take time to relax and enjoy the last couple of days as a bachelorette. Use the week as an opportunity to bond with your bridesmaids, mother, and even your future mother-in-law. A spa day is also a great thank-you gift for your bridesmaids and the special women in your life.