You’ve bought the dress or the tux, and you know you want to look your very best. Time to think about hair, makeup, nails and accessories! Whether you’re a bride or a groom, the same basic rules apply!
Hair. If you’re trying out a new hairstyle, practice it a few times before the ceremony. Or, if you’re having a professional style your hair, go for at least one practice run first. If you’re planning on getting a haircut, make sure it’s about a week before ceremony day; you want to give your hair time to relax AND give you time to get it fixed if there’s a problem! If you’re expecting to have any adornments in your hair – veils, tiaras, etc. – bring them with you to your trial run. Your stylist will need them to create your whole look.
Nails and hands. Most brides get a shiny new manicure for their wedding day; but it’s important for grooms to have a little hand care, too. While many men enjoy a simple manicure, some still feel uncomfortable with the concept. That’s ok, but at minimum make sure your hands and nails are clean and trimmed. Both of your hands will be in a lot of pictures!
Makeup. Like with hair, you’ll want to make a trial run of any new looks. Whether you’ve decided to go with a glamorous or a natural look, you’ll want to be sure the final result is what you’re expecting.
Accessories. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets or any other jewelry should also be tried on ahead of time. If you have an intricate hairstyle, you will want to bring your earrings to your hair appointment so you can be sure of a balanced look. You also want to make sure none of the clasps or parts of the jewelry will snag on your dress or suit.
A little advance planning will make those small, but important, details shine on your big day.