Adapted from Spafinder.com
Weddings take some serious planning (hey, we don’t need to tell you that!), and looking your best is likely at the top of your to-do list.
Brides have so much to plan, so we hope this bride’s guide to the spa takes some of the stress out of preparing for your special day.
We recommend that you invest in a series of spa visits, starting 4-6 months before your wedding. Many spas have packages specifically for brides, so do your research, find your perfect spa and prepare to get gorgeous!
1. Plan Ahead
Make a list of your wellness & beauty priorities: if you have trouble skin, focus your time & resources on a series of facials. If you’re super stressed, regular massages will ease tension and give you soft skin. If your hair needs attention, choose a spa that can help you get luscious locks.
2. Get a Body Wrap
Make a list of your wellness & beauty priorities: if you have trouble skin, focus your time & resources on a series of facials.
If you’re super stressed, regular massages will ease tension and give you soft skin. If your hair needs attention, choose a spa that can help you get luscious locks.
3. Take Your Fiancé
Book a couples massage with your other half, or for a unique experience, we highly recommend booking a Hammam experience together. Skin is exfoliated & cleansed with black soap and Rhassoul clay is applied to purify the skin.
End the day with a relaxing visit to the sauna with your loved one. Your skin will be positively glowing – and so will your future hubby!
4. Start Body Brushing
Body brushing is a guaranteed route to glowing skin. You can do this at home every day with a body brush and complement your regime with a lymphatic drainage massage at the spa.
Body brushing improves circulation, softens skin, reduces cellulite and helps the body eliminate toxins.
1. Don’t Get a Facial Right Before Your Wedding
Facials draw out impurities from the skin, which can cause breakouts and redness. For this reason, it is recommended that you have a facial no less than one week prior to your wedding. For radiant skin, Spafinder recommends a series of facials before your wedding (try once a month for 6 months).
2. Don’t Wax on the Day of the Wedding
Similar to facials, waxing should be performed at least a week before your wedding. You want your wedding day skin to be glowing and smooth, not irritated and red!
3. Don’t Do a DIY Fake Tan
We’re sure you’ve heard horror stories about brides doing their own fake tan before their wedding. Don’t go there – it’s not worth it! If you want a fake tan, pay a professional, preferably one you’ve used before or someone recommended by a friend.
4. Don’t Stress About Money
We understand that it’s not possible for everyone to visit the spa each month in the run-up to your wedding. No matter what your budget, we want you to be able to enjoy the spa – you can even do this at home DIY. Give yourself a facial, enjoy a detoxifying bath and even make your own lip balm wedding favours!
Did you know?
Tons of weddings take place in July, August & September.
If bronzed skin is on your wish list, book a series of sunless tanning appointments.
Women love the spa.
A whopping 42% of wedding guests think that a spa weekend is the best kind of bachelorette party.
Feeling stressed? Have a massage.
Brides can suffer from a fair bit of stress, so book a massage if things get too much. Massage relieves anxiety and depression and significantly lowers the stress hormone cortisol.