How to Plan and Start a Wedding Beauty Regimen

In all the hustle and bustle before your upcoming wedding, don’t forget to carve out some time to pamper yourself so you can look and feel like a million bucks on your special day. But planning your pre-wedding beauty routine shouldn’t feel like yet another to-do you have to check off your list. To make your wedding beauty regimen a breeze, we’ve created a step-by-step timeline of some of the most popular pre-wedding cosmetic treatments and when to start scheduling each one. 




Schedule an Appointment with Your Medical Specialist


When: 1 year out


One of the first steps you’ll want to take as soon as possible is setting up an appointment with your aesthetic specialist to go over any pesky skin problems you’d like to address before your big day, like acne, scarring dark spots, or wrinkles. Your provider can also help you start making any necessary adjustments to your daily skincare regimen and create a plan for any skin treatments you may want before your wedding.


Facials and Peels


When: 6 months out


Facials and peels can help you get (and keep) glowing, dewy skin. A good rule of thumb is to start getting regular facials around six months before your wedding. This not only helps you to maintain a gorgeous complexion up until your wedding day, but it also gives you wiggle room to make sure your skin doesn’t have an adverse reaction to any ingredients in the facial or peel — and if it does, you’ll still have plenty of time to try something else that might be a better fit for your skin.




When: 4 months out


Start injectable treatments like dermal fillers and/or BOTOX® a few months in advance to make sure you get them just right. While most fillers can last a year or more, BOTOX typically lasts for 3 to 4 months, so you may need a touch-up treatment closer to your wedding day. Still, it’s a good idea to have a “test run” several months out, especially if you’ve never tried BOTOX before. If you’re new to fillers, ask your injectable provider about hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. HA fillers can be dissolved at any time, just in case you don’t love your results, while other types of fillers will take months to fade away on their own.


Even if you’re not new to injectable treatments, you’ll still want to schedule fillers or BOTOX far in advance because it can take several weeks for swelling and redness to diminish and your final results to develop.




Laser Hair Removal


When: 1 year out


Hair grows in three distinct phases, and laser hair removal only treats hair that is currently in its active growing phase. For this reason, you’ll need around 6 to 8 treatment sessions, each spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, to achieve the smooth, effortless skin you want. So make sure you start laser hair removal treatments at least 12 months before your wedding day.


EMSCULPT® Body Contouring


When: 4 months out


EMSCULPT tones and tightens your abs, glutes, and thighs, enhancing all the right curves in time for your wedding day. You’ll see the best results after a series of around four EMSCULPT sessions, each spaced a few days apart. Then, it can take up to six weeks after your final session for your body contouring results to fully develop. 


Spray Tan


When: 2 to 3 days out


It’s a good idea to get a trial spray tan before your final wedding dress fitting so you can see how your tan will look in your dress. Then, if you’ve decided you like it, get a final spray tan a few days before your wedding. Exfoliate your skin prior to your spray tan for an even glow. Avoid getting a spray tan the night before your wedding because it’ll take a couple days for the tan to develop. 


Hair, Brows, and Lashes


Hair Coloring


When: 6 months out


If you plan to change your hair color for your wedding, start trialing your new color at least six months out, then schedule a touch-up appointment with your stylist 1 to 2 weeks before your wedding. Most hairstylists suggest staying within a shade or two of your natural hair color — whether lighter or darker — before your big day.


HydraFacial Keravive™ Scalp Treatment


When: 3 months out


Get fuller, smoother, healthier-looking hair in time for your special day with HydraFacial Keravive scalp treatments. Schedule your in-office appointment at least three months out so you can enjoy full results as you walk down the aisle. While allergic reactions with this non-invasive treatment are rare, this timeline should also give you plenty of wiggle room just in case. 


Eyebrow shaping


When: 3 months out


Start eyebrow treatments a few months out so you can be sure you love your new brow shape and look before your big day, especially if you’re new to professional brow treatments. If you’re making big changes to your brows, you may want to start a little earlier. Then, schedule touch-up treatment a week or two before your wedding. 


One pre-wedding brow mistake to avoid: Don’t get your brows waxed the night before your wedding, unless you want to risk looking red and puffy the next day!


Lash Extensions


When: 3 weeks out


Schedule your first lash extension appointment around three weeks out to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction to the glue. Then, go in for a touch-up just a few days before your wedding to ensure your lashes are in tip-top shape.






When: 1 year out


If you’re looking to straighten your smile before walking down the aisle, see an Invisalign-trained dentist at least a year beforehand because it can take 11 to 12 months to see optimal results. However, if you’re pressed for time, you may see noticeable results after even just a few months of use, and you can take your Invisalign out for your big day and then continue your treatment after your wedding. 


Teeth Whitening


When: 1 month out


If you’re planning on getting in-office teeth whitening treatments, you can usually schedule these around a month before the big day to see stellar results. However, you may want to start at-home whitening strips two months out to make sure you have time to maximize your results.


Bottom line


Getting a gorgeous, glowing look before your wedding can be a whole lot easier than you might think. The key is to start planning your beauty treatments now so you have plenty of time to enjoy your full results in time to walk down the aisle. 


Ready to start planning your pre-wedding pampering? Call our Boca Raton & Fort Lauderdale office today at 561-246-5375 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with one of our knowledgeable skincare professionals and start creating a customized beauty plan!