A wedding is a life-changing event, and it’s not out of character for a bride-to-be to want to look her very best on her wedding day.

Which is why, when planning a wedding, it’s important to set aside time for hair, makeup, beauty treatments, and hair removal. Ideally, preparations should start at least a month before the wedding. Here’s a look at what to get on your beauty schedule to make sure you look their best on the big day.

One month before: makeup trials and face treatments

The venue, the caterer and the dress are booked, now it's time to take care of the bride-to-be so she can look her absolute best on the day. Wedding beauty preparations should start around a month before the event (even longer for the more anxious or impatient types), with hair and makeup trials to avoid any last-minute problems on the big day. Consult your chosen hair stylist and makeup artist(some professionals offer both services) to find a look that goes well with the dress. These trials can be repeated a week or two before the wedding, as the bride's skin tone can change (after a vacation, for example). 

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Another important step is prepping the face. You'll want healthy and glowing skin on your important day, which requires deep cleansing to minimise any imperfections. The only downside is that small spots can appear a few days after the treatment. One more reason to start preparations early! 

Two weeks before: relaxation

Take some time out from the mammoth task of preparing for a wedding with some precious pampering. Why not make a day of it by inviting a bestie or a group of friends to chill out while prepping the body for its day in the spotlight? 

A spa day can start with a trip to a steam room to relax and unwind, while also cleaning and purifying the skin. Then, try an exfoliating treatment to slough off dead skin cells and ease tension in the body. Round things off with a full body massage to relieve all the stress built up over the months of prep work. 

One week before: final preparations

With a week to go before the big day, brides-to-be may find it useful to list all of the beauty preparations left to do before the event. Keep to a more stringent beauty routine for these last seven days - this means removing your makeup and cleansing every evening. 

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Waxing should be done two to eight days before the ceremony to reduce the risk of red marks on sensitive skin. Eyebrows, legs, armpits and bikini line should all be done. Don't neglect your hands and feet! Consider a pedicure to slough off dead skin cells as well as a pretty manicure, since your hands will be the centre of attention when it comes to exchanging rings. 

A version of this article appeared on Cleo Singapore. 

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Text: AFP Relaxnews