Obviously you want to look your best and feel wonderful on your wedding day. To achieve this you need not only to plan, but also to act, ideally at least six months in advance of your big day.
Beauty treatments and fitness should commence as soon as you can. The range of treatments are huge including waxing, facial, teeth whitening and manicure, to name but a few. Timing is especially important when it comes to hair and makeup, and to ensure you look your best on your wedding day, consider a trial well in advance.
There are a whole range of experts to help you including fitness training and hair and beauty specialists. It is unlikely you will be able to cover everything yourself so consult a professional. Whatever you do, don't leave everything until the last minute.
Here’s some great ideas from hair, beauty and fitness businesses based in the North West from places like Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North West Wedding magazine when contacting a hair, beauty or fitness professional.
When choosing your hairstyle, you should consider the style of your dress, its neckline, your hair type, whether you're wearing it up or down, your face shape, wedding theme and accessories. Once all these factors have been discussed, you can begin choosing the perfect style for you. Autumn is my favourite wedding season. It's such a romantic and atmospheric time of year with the most beautiful colours. Here are some of the most popular styles: The messy up do. This is my all-time favourite and is such a versatile look. It can be done high up, low down with plaits or with twists. It's a perfect style for bad weather and looks chic at the same time. An autumnal headpiece such as a flower crown made with dry blooms, silk or fresh flowers in burnt oranges, golds and browns and can be worn with or without a veil.... read more
Posted: 20 October 2021
Planning your wedding is an exciting yet stressful experience that can take its toll on your hair. Healthy locks begin on the inside, so take vitamin supplements at least three months before the big day to help your hair thrive. Don't overuse heat and use treatments to help maintain strength and moisture. Get your tresses cut one month before, giving it plenty of time to settle. Right before your wedding isn't the time to try a drastic new style. Plan any extreme makeovers a year before the big day, allowing your hair time to grow if you don't love it. Aim to have achieved your target shade at least eight weeks before with a touch up the week before to ensure the colour looks fresh.... read more
Posted: 25 August 2021
If you're here reading County Wedding Magazines you're on your journey towards walking down that aisle to meet your one and only at the end of it - aaah! Have you looked to the stars to see how compatible you are? Are there things you wish you knew about your partner to really put a smile on their face? From personality type to the perfect date here Holistic Therapist Katie May at Switchback Travel presents the kind of partner you are, according to your star sign....... read more
Posted: 18 June 2021
I'm a firm believer that what you put into your body shows on the outside, so good skin comes from within! Here are some of my top tips for creating a flawless look: Eat well – lots of greens and raw vegetables. Regular exercise, the type that gets you really sweaty, it's great for your complexion, and your pores will love you for it. Drink plenty of water! Try to avoid or reduce alcohol at least a week before the wedding as it dehydrates the skin. Sleep as much as you can in the run-up. No matter how many magic eye potions and masks you use, lack of sleep always shows! If you wake up with puffy eyes on the day, pop eye masks on, or simply hold a couple of cold teaspoons under your eyes for a minute or two.... read more
Posted: 16 June 2021
It's almost a universal fact that many of us just feel better when the sun is shining. Whether it's because we can forgo our winter coats, or because we love sitting in a pub garden after work and can just relax, we all seem to feel calmer when the sun in shining. Here, Health Practitioner and Skin Specialist, Tammy Richards at Pure Optical explains the science behind why the sun makes us feel happier and how it can even improve our physical health and wellbeing...... read more
Posted: 14 June 2021
Manchester-born make-up artist and entrepreneur, Paige Louise, who is currently taking the world by storm with her make-up academy and cult-beauty brand P.Louise, has launched her new Love Tapes Palettes. Each tell a story and a journey throughout make-up. It all begins with the first date! The Date Night palette portrays sexy and sultry glam. The type you would wear on your first date. Glowing up and showing up. Contains eight shades, six mattes and two shimmers including khakis and warm brown tones. The perfect date night glam!... read more
Posted: 10 June 2021
For a bride who doesn't usually wear a lot of make-up, I would always recommend a light application of tinted moisturiser or BB cream to keep the look fresh and dewy. There are some light foundations that will give you a very natural look while still staying in place throughout the day. Make-up doesn't need to be heavy to even out your skin tone and imperfections. Stick to neutral tones on the eyes with just a pop of colours on the cheeks and lips to create a beautiful, natural look.... read more
Posted: 12 May 2021
Your bridal make-up should enhance your natural beauty, not change it. There is a wide choice of artists out there, but each has their own style. Are you looking for a natural glow, soft glam or full-blown glitz? Google is a great place to start your search, especially if you are not from the area. Most brides like to choose someone local to the venue, as an early start may be needed depending on the size of your bridal party. Look through the artist's portfolios to see what their usual style is and how much experience they have. Your make-up artist should know that an early arrival is essential to calm any nerves, deal with last-minute blemishes and most importantly to ensure your make-up remains flawless throughout the day.... read more
Posted: 28 April 2021
Karen Yates lives in Bolton, Manchester and is the founder of two beauty salons. She has worked for leading cosmetic and fragrance houses and has recently collated her 30 years of experience to create her own brand, Lady Showbiz, to the market. Karen has created a vitamin-infused skincare line and a luxury, innovative nail polish range, which is 100 per cent cruelty-free and vegan. The company donate 20 per cent of net profits to charities that improve the lives of people and animals in the UK and around the world.... read more
Posted: 22 April 2021
Spabreaks.com is helping consumers maximise their spa experience in line with government restrictions from 12th April, with specially-created spa packages and offerings. Spabreaks.com and selected spa partners have come together to create new tailored packages, designed to give visitors exceptional experiences while remaining within government guidelines. As well as enhancing consumer experience, these packages also aim to help support spas recovery after lockdown. After a long winter stuck within the same four walls, heading to enjoy a tranquil spa day and having tension eased away is long overdue for many. Guiding the way towards rejuvenating treatments, soothing moments of calm (with adult-only options for parents seeking relaxation as children return to school) and spacious alfresco relaxation, Spabreaks.com shares its top spa choices opening on the 12th April and beyond.... read more
Posted: 15 March 2021