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Wedding-Beauty Prep Timeline: Bridal Hair & Makeup Checklist

Your Wedding-Beauty Timeline: When to Book Everything, From Your Makeup Trial to Your Manicure

Wedding-Beauty Prep Timeline: Bridal Hair & Makeup Checklist
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You've sorted the venue, organised the flowers, and ordered the cake, but have you given a second thought about what you're going to do with your hair and makeup on your wedding day? First, you have to figure out which look you want to go for. Do you want something soft and bronze-y that's ideal for a beach wedding? Or maybe something a little more traditional and romantic that will work with your church ceremony? Then comes the accessories: to veil or not to veil? Flower crown? A wedding headband, perhaps? And do you want to switch up your hairstyle for the reception in the evening or keep it the same?

But hair and makeup aren't the only aspects of wedding-day beauty that you need to think about before the big day. There's what fragrance you're going to spritz: will you wear something new, something old, maybe even something borrowed? And pre-wedding facials are a whole other minefield. It's important to plan out when should get one and where should you book, as you want a treatment that's going to give you juicy, dewy-looking skin but won't make redness and splotchiness part of your wedding-day jitters.

Well, you have questions, and we have answers. Ahead, we decode bridal beauty and tell you the who, what, where, and when of every single detail to make sure you're feeling your most beautiful self for your big day.

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