Designate a peaceful area for hair & makeup, ideally with plenty of natural light, a table & stools. Keeping this area clutter free will also make for extra gorgeous getting ready photos!
Tell your friends & family to have 1-2 reference photos available of looks they're loving. This is especially important for clearer communication & a faster application process. I recommend Pinterest as a starting point! In saying this, also tell them to be aware of overly-photoshopped images (i.e. have realistic expectations).
Groom your eyebrows & take care of any unwanted facial hair 5 days beforehand. Makeup will not adhere properly to freshly waxed skin & this will also allow any potential irritation to calm down before your big day.
Drink plenty of water leading up to & on the day of your wedding!
Exfoliate from head to toe! Professional strength chemical peels are fine in the months prior, but keep the exfoliation gentle in the days leading up to your wedding please.
Invest in some key touch-up essentials to keep your makeup looking fresh into the night. I'd suggest blotting papers, a sponge, translucent powder & your favourite lip colour as absolute necessities. Left wondering how to touch up?! It's all covered in this blog post.
Schedule a mani/pedi with your girls on one of the days leading up to your wedding for prime relaxation & pamper time.
Try out a spray tan for the first time days before your wedding. If you end up unhappy with the result, you're left with little to no time for fixes & plenty of time spent scrubbing your skin raw!
Celebrate too much the night before (with alcohol that is)! No-one deserves puffy eyes, dehydrated skin & a throbbing headache the day of their wedding.
Forget to relax.. Take some time for yourself! Have a bubble bath the night before, do some yoga the morning of, read a feel-good book, eat some great food (you get the point). Most importantly, allow yourself to completely unwind while getting your hair & makeup done. This is your day to shine & getting ready with your girls is an experience that will never be forgotten!
Did I miss anything?! Leave me a comment down below & let me know!