**Updated July 2020**

Sometimes it’s okay to wait until the last minute to do things. Many of us are procrastinators, or just plain forget about some things until it’s almost too late. However, when it comes to a wedding, there are some things that you shouldn’t hesitate on. One of those is planning your hair and wedding makeup for the big day.

Here are a few tips to ensure you get the best look on your wedding day!

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Hire a Hairstylist / Makeup Artist and Do a Trial

If you know exactly what style you want, you have a photo and want exactly what’s pictured, then maybe you can skip the trial, but it’s never recommended.

Many freelance artists are booked up to a year in advance, and a trial is a good way to really see what their work looks like on your hair and your face. It’s also a good opportunity to see if you get along with them or not. You’ll be spending a few hours with them on your wedding day so it’s important that your personalities don’t clash.

They will do your hair and makeup, and you can talk about what you like (or don’t like) and what should be changed before the wedding day. This gives you a really good insight into how you will look on your special day, and whether anything needs to be tweaked or changed. This a great idea if you are planning to get engagement photos done that day, which many couples like to do.

If you are not sure about what makeup artist to hire for your wedding day, don’t worry! Luckily we have the perfect guide for you to find the best makeup artists in Punta Cana.

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Whether you are relaxing on the beach at your destination or getting a spray tan, never leave this for the last minute. You don’t want to look like a lobster on your wedding day, and you certainly don’t want to have self-tanner rub off on your beautiful gown.

There are gradual tanners available at most cosmetic stores as well that you can do yourself before the wedding. I suggest buying one to test first; you never know if it’ll give you that beautiful bronzed look you want, or if you’ll look orange instead.

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Face Treatments

Many women (and most men) want beautiful, glowing skin on their wedding day. A glycolic or microdermabrasion peel before the wedding can give you soft, smooth, beautiful skin for the wedding day. But be sure to do this at least one week before the wedding day to avoid any potential for redness.

You also never want to put makeup on for at least 24 to 48 hours following an intense facial peel. If this is your first time doing one of these either professionally or at home, remember to do an allergy test first on the inside of your arm. Symptoms of an allergic reaction take a much longer time to heal if you have sensitive skin. Consider getting a peel done months before your wedding day first to see if it’s something you’d really like to do closer to the actual day.

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Don’t get your waxing done immediately before the wedding, especially if it’s on your face. You don’t want any red spots or discomfort. You shouldn’t put any makeup on the waxed areas for 24 to 48 hours, depending on how quickly your skin heals. Schedule your waxing at least three days in advance to avoid any visible redness or irritation on your wedding day.


Closing Thoughts

If you want your makeup to look amazing come wedding day, follow these simple tips. You’ll have gorgeous skin and will look and feel your absolute best!

For more beauty tips, check out the Pre-Wedding Beauty Routine to Help You Look Flawless on Your Wedding Day