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bridal beauty timeline: when to start your makeup journey after getting engaged

Congratulations, you're engaged!

As the excitement of this special moment settles in, you'll soon find yourself immersed in the whirlwind of wedding planning. Among the numerous decisions you'll make, your bridal beauty preparations deserve a prime spot on your to-do list. One crucial aspect of these preparations is your makeup.

Timing is everything, and knowing when to start your makeup journey is essential to achieving that picture-perfect bridal look. In this blog post, I'll guide you through the ideal bridal beauty timeline and emphasize the importance of booking your ideal makeup artist early.


**1-2 Years Before the Wedding**

After the initial excitement of your engagement, it's time to start thinking about your bridal beauty plan. Begin by researching makeup artists in your area and gathering inspiration for your wedding day look. Pinterest and Instagram are great platforms for finding makeup styles that resonate with your vision. Read my blog post on how to pick your makeup artist.

**12-18 Months Before the Wedding**

With the wedding date just a year away, it's time to take a big step. Begin scheduling consultations with makeup artists you're interested in. The early bird gets the worm, and talented makeup artists tend to get booked up quickly. By starting this process early, you'll have a better chance of securing the services of an amazing artist who aligns with your style and personality. To enquire about your wedding date please complete my contact form.

**6-9 Months Before the Wedding**

Around this time, you should have selected your makeup artist. The collaboration between you and your artist is key to achieving the look you desire. Discuss your preferences, your wedding theme, and any unique ideas you have in mind. Your makeup artist can provide valuable insights and help you plan your skincare and beauty regime.

**6 Months Before the Wedding**

It's time to focus on skincare. Great makeup starts with great skin, so consider consulting a dermatologist or skincare specialist to address any skin concerns you may have. I always talk to my brides about skincare and offer my bespoke skincare guide to ensure they have everything they need to achieve flawless skin.

Follow a skincare routine to ensure your skin is radiant and well-prepped for your makeup application on the big day.

**2-4 Months Before the Wedding**

With just a couple of months to go, your makeup artist should have contacted you to schedule your makeup trial. Your trial, or 'preview' is an opportunity to fine-tune your bridal look. Work closely with your makeup artist to perfect your style, and don't hesitate to express any changes or adjustments you'd like to make. I always like to encourage my brides to book their trial on the morning of a special occasion, like their hen do. This allows us to test the staying power of the makeup and see how it photographs in all lighting.

**1 Month Before the Wedding**

As the wedding date approaches, your makeup artist should have confirmed all the details with you. You should have your schedule for the wedding day, including the timing for makeup application. Ensure you have your lipstick/gloss to reapply throughout the day. I love to include a bridal touch up kit for brides so they don't need to worry about anything.

**On Your Wedding Day**

Your day has arrived! Sit back, relax, and let your makeup artist work their magic. With your timeline well-planned and a professional artist and friend by your side, you'll look stunning and feel confident as you walk down the aisle.

**The Importance of Booking Your Makeup Artist Early**

Booking your makeup artist well in advance cannot be stressed enough. Talented makeup artists often have their calendars filled months, if not years, ahead. By securing your makeup artist early, you ensure that you won't miss out on someone amazing. Plus, you'll have ample time to build a strong rapport with your artist, allowing them to truly understand your preferences and deliver the perfect bridal look.

In conclusion, the bridal beauty timeline is a crucial aspect of your wedding preparations. Start early, book your makeup artist in advance, and invest time in skincare to ensure you look and feel your best on your big day. With proper planning, you'll be radiant, confident, and absolutely stunning when you say "I do."

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