In the week leading up to your big day, you’ll be rushed of your feet getting prepped and primed. Whatever you do, don’t let these 10 beauty blunders and bad habits get in the way of looking your absolute best on your wedding day!

1. Sun tanning

Steer clear of sun tanning to avoid any risk of sunburn, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen every day!

2. Facial treatments

While every bride wants glowing skin on her big day, facial treatments in the week of your wedding can be risky as you might break out or have a reaction to the treatment. Instead, we recommend having your facial treatments a couple of weeks before your wedding day.

3. Booze

For glowing radiant skin, keep the wine consumption to a minimum (tempting as this might be in the week leading up to you wedding) and stay hydrated!

4. Late nights

Get as much beauty sleep as possible in the week leading up to your big day, despite how busy you might be. This is vital to ensure you’re looking your best and to avoid bags under your eyes  (there’s only so much makeup can do!). Strictly no benders, ladies!

5. Hair cut or colour

The week before your wedding is not the time to experiment with a new hair style or colour, and we all know that a haircut can take a few weeks to settle. We suggest getting your hair trimmed around 4 weeks before your big day and if you’re getting your hair coloured, at least a couple of weeks before the day.

6. New skincare/beauty products

Don’t mess with your daily beauty routine or introduce new cleansers or creams – you don’t know how your skin will react! Stick to your usual routine in the week leading up to your wedding.

7. Writing your vows/speeches

Don’t leave your vows/speech writing until the week before your wedding – you’ll be swamped finalising everything else and you don’t want to be up late the night before your wedding trying to scrounge together your vows!

8. Last minute RSVPs

 Try to finalise your guest list at least a couple of weeks before your big day. Don’t waste time chasing up RSVPs and sorting our seating arrangements in the week leading up to your wedding.

9. The finer details

Details like wedding favours, guest books, reception decorations and your running sheet can all be organised well before your big day. Don’t add unnecessary stress by leaving these things to the final week! Get these things done and dusted as early as possible.

10. Choosing and practicing your first dance

Another thing you don’t want to leave to the week before your wedding, especially if you have two left feet!


26 JUNE 2017