Six months before


Set aside a beauty budget. Are you willing to splurge on beauty treatments? How much are you willing to spend on your wedding hair and makeup?

Compile your wedding makeup pegs in a notebook, or you can start pinning on Pinterest.

If you’re thinking of getting new haircut or color, this is the perfect time to try them out. This way, you can grow out a bad haircut and a botched dye job.

Be religious with your skin care regimen. It’s time to slather on youth-boosting serums and moisturizers. Also, you can get professional help from dermatologists and schedule monthly facials to clear your complexion.

Pay attention to your diet. If you aim to look svelte in your dress, then you have to load up the good stuff. Stay away from processed food and sugary snacks to keep your weight and waistline in check. Consult a nutritionist if you want to lose weight the right way.

Coincidentally, begin a fitness regimen. Get a fitness coach, enrol in group workout classes, or download a fitness app if you prefer to go solo.

If you want to eliminate unwanted hair for a longer period, consider getting laser hair removal.

Book an appointment with your dentist if you have any concerns.

Three to four months before

Scout for hair and makeup artists in wedding fairs and online, and schedule a hair and makeup trial. Check if the makeup artist made your features stand out, and see if their makeup lasts long on your skin. As for your hairstylist, check if she executed the hairstyle you wanted. Although you must take note that your pegs cannot exactly be duplicated on you because you and the person on the photo have a different facial features and hair texture. See if you are comfortable with them taking care of your face on your big day.

Consult a brow specialist if you want to rehab or re-shape your brows.

Level up your workout sessions. Try HIIT or plyometrics to torch fat and tone your bod at the same time.

One month before

Pencil in you final pore-clearing and radiance-enhancing facial before the big day.

Get a trim. No radical changes here, stick with the cut you adore.

Continue with your fitness routine.

Two weeks before

Touch up you current hair color.

Keep yourself hydrated always. Drink lots of water, and eat fruit and veggies all the time.

Prevent water retention (a.k.a. bloating) by avoiding salty food like chips and condiments.

One week before

If you did not undergo laser hair removal, get all unwanted hair removed by getting a wax.

Pamper yourself by getting a massage.

Nourish your hair with a conditioning hair mask.

The day before

Reveal a glowing bod by exfoliating your skin with your favorite body scrub.

Get a professional manicure and pedicure.

Take a relaxing shower.

Put on a brightening sleeping mask to get your glow on the next day.

Relax and get some sleep!

The day itself

Eat something. You might get dizzy and faint mid-ceremony.

Slip on a robe or a button-down while getting your hair and makeup done.

Take a deep breath and flash the brightest smile. This is THE day, so go have fun!

PHOTO: Instagram @ Mango Red

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