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Ultimate Bridal Beauty Timeline

rectangle May 16, 2018 /
Ultimate Bridal Beauty Timeline

Your ultimate bridal beauty timeline to looking and feeling your best on your big day

The love of your life popped the question, and you said yes! Now, you have a million details to plan. But the most important part of your wedding is you. That’s why we created a head-to-toe, inside-and-out guide to help you feel your best when you walk down the aisle.  Use this ultimate bridal beauty timeline as your reference as you start to plan for your big day.

When planning your dream wedding make sure you know how long it will take to achieve the look you want to rock on your special day.  Many brides don’t realize it can take months for procedures like CoolSculpting®, laser hair removal and body contouring.  Even Botox and filler need at least a few weeks to settle in.  Plan accordingly and you will see the results on your special day.

The Schedule a free consultation with a Sona Dermatology & MedSpa to start your plan today!


Ultimate bridal beauty timeline“While there are a million things brides have to think about as they prepare for their wedding, we want to help make sure they feel their best on their big day. One treatment I always recommend for brides, Mother’s of the bride and bridesmaids is Dermalinfusion. It’s a relaxing treatment that leaves your skin feeling hydrated, soft and with a lovely dewy glow. This treatment is great to not only prep for a big event like a wedding but something you can add to your current skincare regime for more youthful skin.”
Nicole Curran, RN
Director of Clinical ProgramsSONA DERMATOLOGY & MEDSPA

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Color and Cut Consultation

When: ASAP with regular appointments 1-2 weeks before any wedding events
Frequency: Final touch-up 3 weeks before wedding

Make an appointment with your stylist ASAP to discuss a vision for your big day, so you can achieve the length and color you want.

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Laser Hair Removal

When: 8 months before wedding
Frequency: 7 sessions (once every 6-10 weeks)

You don’t want to worry about shaving on your wedding day. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to target and remove hair on any part of your body.

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Exercise and Nutrition

When: 6-7 months before wedding

You want to feel and look your best when you walk down the aisle. A consistent workout routine can give you more energy and help you deal with the stresses of wedding planning.

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Hair and Makeup Trials

When: 7 months before wedding

Practice makes perfect, and you deserve perfect! So, schedule a few hair and makeup trials months in advance. This will ensure you nail that jaw-dropping look on your big day.

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Skin Care Consultation

When: 6 months before wedding

Meet with a skin care consultant to develop a personalized game plan to help you get rid of wrinkles, redness, or visible pores.


When: 6 months before wedding
Frequency: Once a month until wedding

A massage is must-have to de-stress during wedding planning. It will keep your mind and body relaxed so that you can enjoy what should be one of the happiest times of your life.

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When: 6 months before wedding
Frequency: 5-8 treatments every 2-4 weeks

Dermalinfusion is a skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction and an infusion of special serums to improve your skin’s health and appearance.

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When: 3-6 months before wedding
Frequency: 2 treatments

If there are areas of your body that make you feel self-conscious, and workouts aren’t doing the job, you can troubleshoot problem areas with CoolSculpting.

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Brow Grooming

When: 4 months before wedding

Let your brows grow in for a month, so you’ll have enough hair to shape exactly as you’d like for your big day.

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Manicure and Pedicure

When: 3 months before wedding
Frequency: 2 per month

You want your hands photo-ready when you’re showing off that ring. Also, a good pedicure means more open-toed options for all your pre-wedding events.

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Hair and Scalp Conditioning Treatment

When: 3 months before wedding
Frequency: Series of 10

A series of hair and scalp conditioning treatments will repair damaged hair, stimulate your hair follicles, and give your hair a full, healthy look by the time you’re ready to walk down the aisle.

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Spray Tan Trial

When: 1 month before wedding
Frequency: Book final tan for two days before wedding

If you think you might want a spray tan for the wedding, take that tan for a trial run and make sure you like the color.

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Body Polish

When: 1 month before wedding

What is body polish, you ask? It’s like a facial but for your whole body. It exfoliates and hydrates your skin and leaves it feeling smooth and soft. A lot of brides-to-be claim this is their favorite part of wedding prep.

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Final Makeup and Hairstyling Trial

When: 1 month before wedding

Get a final trial of your makeup and hair, and don’t forget to take photos that you can reference on your wedding day. This will ensure you get a look you’ll absolutely love.

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Botox® Treatment

When: 1 month before wedding

To get a wrinkle-free face, try a Botox treatment one month before your big day. This non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment can help refresh your appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

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Cheeks or Lip Dermal Fillers

When: 1 month before wedding

Gaining popularity for good reason, dermal fillers restore lost volume to your face and provide you with smooth, vibrant skin.

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Teeth Whitening

When: 2 weeks before wedding

Whitening your teeth is a must on a day you’ll be smiling a lot. You can get it done professionally or purchase an at-home kit, which takes about two weeks of daily applications to get results.

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Final Spray Tan

When: 2 days before wedding

For the best possible tan, start exfoliating your skin at least a week before the wedding. Once the tan has been applied, let it set for eight hours, then wash it off.

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Final Hairstyling

When: Day of wedding, 3-4 hours before the ceremony

You’re almost there! Don’t forget to wear a robe or button-down shirt for this so, you don’t mess up your hair. Have your hairdresser style and set your hair, then do your bridesmaids’ hair.

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Start Makeup

When: Day of wedding, 3 hours before the ceremony

This is the cherry on top of the cake. At this point, you should feel beautiful and ready to seize your day!



What Do the Experts Say?

“When should a bride start thinking about her wedding day hair color? As soon as she says YES! My first priority is getting their hair in the best shape of their lives. I create a personalized home care regime, and we plan future appointments around the events leading up to the wedding such as showers, the bachelorette party, and the big day.”

“Bring pictures of your favorite colors and styles, as well as pictures of things that you already know you do not want. This gives the stylist a good idea of what you’re attracted to and what you want to stay away from. Instagram is a great tool. Most stylist have a professional account that acts as a portfolio.”

“A lot of our clients are scheduling spa visits leading up to their wedding to make sure they feel comfortable in their skin and absolutely perfect for the big day! The most popular treatment is laser hair removal, which is also great if you’re planning a tropical honeymoon after the wedding.”

“If you are a long way away from your goal, I would recommend working out with a trainer 3–4 times a week. If you are closer to your goal, 1-2 times would be great, keeping in mind I would recommend starting 6-7 months out. That way, you are giving your body time to change and improve for the best. And don’t forget your diet.”

“Let your brows grow in for four weeks. Then schedule three shapings six weeks apart. The first gets you on track, and the second helps solidify the shape. By the third shaping, two days before the wedding, you’ll be in a great place.”

“There will never be another day in your life in which you are more in the spotlight. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions are one of the hottest trends in bridal beauty. They last several weeks, and the look can range from subtle to dramatic.”

“I always recommend spending a little extra to have your expert stylist apply only one false or mink lash per individual natural lash. In our studio, we recommend coming in 3-4 weeks prior to your wedding to have your first set applied. This allows us the flexibility to adjust the length, fullness, and curl of your eyelash extensions the week before or the week of your big day in order to make sure they are absolutely perfect for your professional photos.”

“While there are a million things brides have to think about as they prepare for their wedding, we want to help make sure they feel their best on their big day. One treatment I always recommend for brides, Mother’s of the bride and bridesmaids is Dermalinfusion. It’s a relaxing treatment that leaves your skin feeling hydrated, soft and with a lovely dewy glow. This treatment is great to not only prep for a big event like a wedding but something you can add to your current skincare regime for more youthful skin.”

Treat Yourself Before Your Big Day

Are you getting ready for your big day? Follow us on Facebook to share your own bridal beauty prep tips or let us help you prep and schedule a free consultation today. This is an important moment in your life—one you’ll remember (and see in pictures) for years to come. So, make a plan to take care of yourself and feel your absolute best when you say “I do.”

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