Your Wedding Beauty Timeline: What To Do and When

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. It, hopefully, only happens once and, normally, you want to look as good as possible. Luckily, that is possible. All you need is to start preparing on time.

Here is your complete wedding beauty timeline. You’ll know exactly what to do and when to do it. That way, you’ll be able to do everything correctly and shine on your big day.

1 year before the wedding

What’s most important for the best results is to start your preparation on time. It may sound strange, but if you think about it, starting your preparation a year earlier is not that crazy at all. For instance, you can’t neglect your hair for a dozen months and then expect it to be perfectly shiny on the day of the wedding. Instead, you should be gentle and take care of it throughout the whole year.

You should start using hair masks more often and consult your hairdresser when necessary. Speaking of hairdressers, don’t forget to make regular appointments and allow them to cooperate with you. For instance, if you need to grow out your bangs, you’ll know how long it will take and when to start.

6 months before the wedding

Half of the year is the right time for developing the perfect facial routine. You could get a facial every month before the wedding starting at this point. All you need is patience and determination. If you don’t feel like going to a salon every month, you can develop your own skincare routine. All you need to do is get the right products and start this interesting journey.

One of the first things you’ll need is an exfoliator. When you exfoliate, you get rid of all of the dead skin, as well as clogged pores and you can reduce hyperpigmentation. That is why it’s so important to exfoliate. Next, a cleanser will keep your skin clean without drying it out. A toner is useful if the cleanser alters your skin’s natural pH. Finally, a moisturiser is necessary because it nurtures the skin and it keeps it glowing.

3 months before the wedding

Three months before the wedding is the perfect timing for starting your manis and pedis. As with the facial, mani/pedi can also be done at home. You can do some DIY manicures and get your nails to look amazing. The same goes for the pedicure. It’s a great way to spend some time doing something interesting. And it is rather useful.

Another thing you should do three months before the wedding is to touch up your hair colour and get a trim. It’s best to not make drastic changes at this point. It’s questionable whether you’ll have the time to fix the situation. Instead, you can just maintain your current hairstyle and try to make look fresh.

1 month before the wedding

By now, you should’ve found your favourite products. With the help of high-quality natural cosmetics, you can calm your skin and start trying new products. You don’t want any risky reactions to new products just a couple of weeks before the wedding. Instead, sticking to your natural routine is the safest bet.

This is the time for your last facial and it’s also the time for a teeth whitening. If you want your teeth to shine on the big day, now is the time for this treatment.

1 week before the wedding

It’s time for the final preparations! The thing you should do one week before the wedding is prepping your face and lips. You should use gentle exfoliators and avoid stress at any cost. With these tips, your skin will be at the top of its game.

1 day before the wedding

A day before the wedding is the right time for shampooing your hair. If you didn’t agree the opposite with your hairdresser, washing your hair a day before is rather helpful.

The night before the wedding, don’t forget to refresh your face and make it flawless for the following day. If there are any impurities, now is the time to draw them out.

Day of wedding

Finally, the wedding day is the time for making everything worth it. The year-long preparation is now about to show why it was so important. You’ll start your day with the hair and makeup routine. When you do this, don’t forget to wear a button-up shirt, which will save you a lot of trouble.

One hour before the wedding is the time for you to touch upon your hair and add the accessories. Then, you should touch up the hair, and get ready to walk down that aisle.


On your wedding day, you’ll be the one everyone’s looking at. It’s your time to shine. With these easy-to-follow tips, you’ll be able to truly shine and have the time of your life on your wedding day.

Helen Bradford
WeddingDates Contributors
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