5 Things to Avoid Before Your Wedding


From streaky orange tans, to bloated broken out faces, many brides out there look back on their wedding photos and cringe. Brides might make the mistake of doing the wrong things the week before their wedding, and end up with a look they never intended to have. In order to be your most beautiful on your wedding day, here are 5 things you should avoid the week before your wedding.


A facial might seem like a great way to relax, but it doesn’t guarantee immediate good skin. Facials can irritate skin, causing redness. In addition, they might pull out toxins that create small breakouts. Those breakouts are temporary and will usually clear up within 3 to 5 days after the facial. However, if you get a facial the day before the wedding, you can expect to look like you’ve developed a case of adult onset acne as you walk down the isle.

Self Tanners

Most brides want a healthy glow on the day of their wedding. For those who do, they should take their spray tanning needs to professionals and not do it themselves, especially if they’ve never used self tanner before. Self tanner has a huge margin of error and first timers often develop orange brassy tans or streaks that make them look dirty, as opposed to golden. Unless you are an old pro with self tanners, it’s best to have a professional handle the tanning, or forgo it entirely.

Hair Color Changes

If you absolutely must dye your hair before your wedding, do it at least two weeks before. That way, if you royally screw it up, you’ll have time to fix it or at least tone it down. In addition, avoid drastic changes to your hair. If you have light blonde hair, and you decide to go to black the week before, you’re going to look back at your pictures and wonder why you were dressed up like a gothic princess. Instead, stay subtle and give yourself time to fix the damage.

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are the newest trend in the beauty world and can really help out a girl with beefing up skimpy lashes. However, the adhesive used can be irritating to eyes and might cause redness and watering. It’s best to give a buffer of 2 or 3 days between getting the extensions and the wedding in order to get the best possible results.

Extreme Workouts or Diets

The 7 days before the wedding is not the time to go on the Master Cleanse and drop those pesky last five pounds. Stay at the weight that you were when you had your dress altered to avoid emergency sewing fixes the day of the wedding. In addition, extreme diets can leave a bride fatigued and crazy, making it impossible to enjoy the wedding.

The week before your wedding should be time to rest and get ready, not to try and fix the results of extreme beauty treatments. The prettiest bride is a relaxed bride. Keep that in mind and avoid the stress of going extreme before your wedding day.

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