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.
What are the latest hair and make-up trends?
"Two hair trends are popular at the moment: Hollywood waves and half up dos."
"The Hollywood wave is the perfect style for those who want gorgeous volume and sophistication. This look is now being incorporated into other designs, such as ponytails."
"The half up do is a classic and timeless style that gives you the best of both worlds, as you can wear your hair down and keep it away from your face. It's also incredibly versatile, as you can change so many elements to give the look a personal twist. It can be dressed up with intricate braids or worn in a more relaxed style with soft curls. It's been in demand with bridal parties because it's easy to adapt to different hair types."
Posted: 11 May 2022
Having confidence in your smile is important for your wedding day and beyond. Ensure that you do your research to find a reputable dental practice that will care for you and provide a high standard of work. Quality dental practices will have patient testimonials available for you to read, written by patients who have undergone similar treatments so you know what to expect before you attend. Ask if the dental practice has treatment coordinators who you can book an appointment with before seeing a dentist.
Posted: 23 March 2022
Manchester is home to the region's first all in one grooming service encompassing traditional barbering and male-only face and body treatments. King Street Grooming is the brainchild of Manchester- founded Inc & Co and has set up shop on renowned King Street. The striking venue has a dark colour palette, with wall shelving and fluted glass screens. This, paired with modern material accents and lighting features, gives the space an edge and an unmistakably cool identity.
Posted: 10 March 2022
I often find myself telling my future brides-to-be that it's always beneficial to have a hair trial. You should book your trial a couple of months before your wedding, and it should be a relaxing experience where you'll have the time to discuss all the aspects of your wedding but most importantly how you want to feel and look on your special day. It's a good idea to have a moodboard containing all the different styles that you like. This will allow you to share your ideas at your trial as trying to describe a hairstyle you have seen can be difficult for the stylist to recreate.
Posted: 23 February 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we certainly love a spa day! Perfect for some true R&R on your own, with friends or loved ones, and spa break is a must during the wedding planning; perfect for a day with your best pals pre-wedding, or a post-wedding indulgent getaway as a newly married couple.
Mira Showers have looked at TripAdvisor to create the ultimate guide of spas across the UK so that you can find the perfect spa break in your area. Whether you want to keep the cost low or are after a touch of luxury, there is something to suit every budget.
Posted: 27 January 2022
Before booking, you should see examples of their past work to ensure that you like their particular style. Ask for links to their work, these are usually made available via Instagram, Facebook or their website. Check if they specialise in weddings. The term make-up artist is broad and covers a wide variety of sectors, therefore skill sets can vary significantly. If travelling to a salon is not part of your plan, then you need to ensure you select a supplier who can travel to you. This is usually more relaxing and eliminates the chance of your look getting spoiled outside in the elements.
Posted: 22 December 2021
Grüum, a Manchester-based skincare and haircare brand, has launched a new range of wash bags made from ocean-bound plastic. Ideal for eco-conscious brides and grooms, the bag is available in three colours, is ethically sourced and is 100 per cent vegan. The new range comes as non-profit organisation Plastic Oceans estimates that 10 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year, the equivalent of a truck-load every minute. Andy Shaw, the co-founder, said: "Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. From our ever-expanding range of zero-plastic products to our packaging choices, it's really important to us. We only want to create products that serve a real purpose, with no gimmicks or labels.
Posted: 4 November 2021
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.
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.
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....
Posted: 18 June 2021