Wedding Beauty Timeline

Beauty may be an afterthought when you're knee-deep in wedding planning.

You know you need to make time for some beauty prep, but when and where do you start? To make sure you look and feel amazing on your big day, we've created a Wedding Beauty Timeline to help you achieve that blushing bride (or groom!) glow.

Bride with a braided wedding hairstyle looks at herself in the mirror

5–6 Months To Go...

If you have a goal to lose weight, tone up, or just plain feel better for your wedding, now's the time to get started on a health and fitness plan.

3–4 Months To Go...

Whether you're toying with the idea of a totally new hair color, a sassy bob, or glam eye makeup, this is an awesome time to start experimenting with your wedding-day look—without risking a last-minute disaster.

African-American brides with chic wedding hairstyles

1–2 Months To Go...

You're getting closer, so keep up those good habits and finalize your wedding-day beauty plans.

1–3 Weeks To Go...

Now you're in the home stretch!

Asian bride in front of a mirror getting her wedding makeup done

3 Days To Go...

In the words of Aziz Ansari: "Treat yo'self!"

The Day Before...

Relaaaax. The big day is almost here, and you've never looked (or felt!) better.

An Indian bride wears a bejeweled bridal maang tika

The Day Of The Wedding

You've made it...and you are stunning!


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Wedding Beauty Timeline


Featured Must-Have Wedding Product | SOLEMATES

Outdoor weddings are all the rage, but how do you keep your heels from sinking into the grass? Meet Solemates – the ultimate insurance policy for your stilettos!

Solemates Heel Protectors

Solemates are a discreet (and reusable!) plastic heel cover. By increasing the surface area on the bottom of the heel, the pressure is more evenly distributed—so you can walk across unsupportive surfaces with ease (yup, they're also great for picturesque-but-impossible-to-walk-on surfaces like cobblestones). Basically, they're an outdoor wedding game changer.

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