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The Ultimate Hair & Makeup Checklist for Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is approaching, and amidst the excitement and flurry of preparations, it's essential not to overlook one crucial aspect: your hair and makeup. As the spotlight shines on you, the bride, you want to look and feel absolutely radiant. To ensure everything goes smoothly and you achieve your desired bridal look, we've crafted the ultimate hair and makeup checklist for your wedding day.




1. Schedule Your Hair and Makeup Trials:

- Book your hair and makeup trials well in advance, ideally 2-3 months before your wedding day.

- Bring inspiration photos and communicate your vision clearly with your stylist.

- Use this opportunity to test different styles and makeup looks until you find the perfect combination that complements your features, dress, and wedding theme.


2. Gather Inspiration:

- Create a mood board or Pinterest board with hair and makeup inspiration.

- Consider your dress style, wedding theme, and personal preferences when choosing your bridal look.

- Consult with your stylist to ensure your chosen styles are achievable, wearable, and will complement your overall bridal aesthetic.




3. Develop a Skincare Routine:

- Start a consistent skincare routine months before your wedding to ensure your skin is in its best condition.

- Hydrate, moisturize, and protect your skin from the sun to achieve that coveted bridal glow.

- Avoid trying new skincare products too close to your wedding day to prevent any adverse reactions.

  - Schedule an introductory facial with an aesthetician you trust approximately 6 months out from your wedding day to develop a plan to achieve your best skin for your wedding day.


4. Finalize Your Look:

- Once you've completed your hair and makeup trials, finalize your bridal look with your stylist.

- Confirm the specific products and techniques that will be used to achieve your desired hair and makeup styles.

- Discuss any necessary touch-up products you may need throughout the day.


5. Plan Your Wedding Day Timeline:

- Work with your styling team to create a detailed timeline for hair and makeup on your wedding day.

- Trust that the team will factor in enough time for each member of the bridal party to get ready, allowing for any unexpected delays.

- Schedule your hair and makeup appointments early in the day to ensure you have ample time for pre-ceremony photos and relaxation.


6. Prep Your Hair and Skin:

- Wash & blow dry your hair the night before your wedding to ensure it's clean and manageable for styling.

- Cleanse & moisturize your skin the night before and on the morning of your wedding to create a smooth canvas for makeup application.

- Avoid applying any heavy products or oils to your hair and skin that could affect the longevity of your hair and makeup.




7. Stay Calm and Relaxed:

- On the morning of your wedding, take time to breathe, relax, and enjoy the moment.

- Trust in your stylist's expertise and allow them to work their magic.

- Surround yourself with positive energy and loved ones to keep nerves at bay.


8. Touch-Up Kit:

- Prepare a touch-up kit containing essential items such as lipstick, blotting papers, and hairpins for quick fixes throughout the day.

- Assign a member of your bridal party to carry the touch-up kit and assist with any last-minute touch-ups (unless you've hired your stylist to stay, which we highly recommend!)


9. Embrace Imperfections:

- Remember that perfection lies in imperfection. Embrace any unexpected changes in weather or minor mishaps with grace and a smile.

- Your genuine happiness and love will radiate far more brightly than any perfectly coiffed hairstyle or flawless makeup look.


10. Enjoy Every Moment:

- Above all, savor every moment of your wedding day, from the intimate moments of getting ready to the joyous celebration with family and friends.

- Trust that your hair and makeup will be perfect for you, allowing you to focus on creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.


With this ultimate hair and makeup checklist, curated by MHD Beauty | Nashville Wedding Stylist, you can rest assured that you'll look and feel absolutely stunning on your special day. Trust in our expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to enhancing your natural beauty, and let us help make your wedding dreams a reality.


Prepare to walk down the aisle with confidence and radiance, knowing that your hair and makeup are in the hands of professionals who are dedicated to making your wedding day truly unforgettable.

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