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.
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I'm Sarah, I'm a Bridal Makeup Specialist based in Cheshire. I travel across the North-west and beyond to create Flawless, Modern Wedding Makeup. I have an inclusive ethos and I am dedicated to helping every bride look and feel their most Beautiful.
Wedding day jitters are normal — but not necessarily welcome! In this article Jo Webber, Herbal Education Lead at Pukka Herbs, shares four natural ways to keep them at bay. Weddings are one of the most significant life events you can go through, so its no surprise that wedding day jitters are so common. Even the most committed couple are bound to get butterflies when standing up in front of everyone they know to say their vows, and no matter how excited you are to tie the knot, nerves before or even during the ceremony are completely normal. That said, no one wants nervousness and anxiety to get in the way of enjoying their big day. But how can you relieve your wedding day jitters in a natural way? Here, I'll share four simple methods for curbing your nerves ahead of a wedding.
Posted: 21 August 2022
From trying to keep yourself and your spouse-to-be happy, to accommodating ample requests from friends and family, weddings can cause a lot of stress and anxiety during the planning period as well as on the big day itself. In the past year searches for 'wedding anxiety' have increased by +60% which highlights you're not the only one if you're feeling like this. To ensure couples have a wonderful and stress-free wedding experience, life insurance broker, Reassured has put together 10 helpful tips to reduce stress.
Posted: 7 August 2022
Being a bride or groom is arguably one of the most exciting and heart-warming days of a person's life, but as the big day draws closer, pre-wedding insomnia can cause difficulty in falling, and staying, asleep. As we know, our sleep is very important and no one wants tired eyes on such a big day. But what can we do to avoid the sleepless nights? According to Dreams Sleep Expert, Sammy Margo, consistency is key. So, maybe it's time to drop the outdated wedding 'preparation' superstitions. Sammy says: "We love rhythm and routine, so sticking to the same routine of bed sharing makes sense before your big day.
Posted: 9 July 2022
With wedding season upon us, a new plan, devised by nutrition and fitness experts at PowerWave, the portable home-gym training device, has been launched to help brides (and grooms) get ready for their special day. Created by PowerWave founder "Coach" Jay Laville, its free healthy weight loss guide covers everything from macros to mindset, calories to caffeine and from sugar to sleep. It is also packed full of healthy recipe ideas and inspirational advice from the PowerWave team.
Posted: 1 July 2022
Relax and unwind with the new at-home pamper experience from Koddle. Based in Manchester, Koddle has brought together industry experts in heat-related therapies and scents to create a new range of affordable luxury pamper experiences, including an exclusive range of heat packs, sleep masks and essential oils. Ideal for pre-wedding relaxation, this range of products includes essential oils that are known to induce sleep, promote relaxation or provide an invigorating boost. From soothing aching limbs after a long workday to simply taking some time to look after your wellbeing, Koddle's range of hand-made products is the ultimate in self-care luxury.
Posted: 29 June 2022
One of the world's leading ecologically-friendly glitter manufacturers, Ronald Britton Ltd based in Manchester has launched Bioglitter HOLO, the first and only certified fresh water biodegradable holographic effect glitter product.
Stephen Cotton, the commercial director, said "Bioglitter Holo completes the trio of glitter effects; Metallic – Bioglitter SPARKLE, Opalescent – Bioglitter PURE, and finally Holographic – Bioglitter HOLO. Holographic is a very popular effect, it's the one that everyone has been asking for."
The new Bioglitter HOLO products exhibit a spectacular holographic effect, splitting light into its individual component parts resulting in a brilliant rainbow effect. In non-diffuse direct light, for example, sunshine or LED lights, these products really excel, producing an eye-catching kaleidoscope of dazzling colour. Bioglitter HOLO comprises of two sub ranges: Cosmetic – for leave-on and rinse-off cosmetic applications, and Deco - for coating, printing, art & craft, and other non-cosmetic applications.
Posted: 23 June 2022
Is it worth having a make-up trial and what should I expect?
"A make-up trial is a great opportunity to get to know your supplier. To deliver the best results, your MUA has to understand your likes, dislikes and be able to discuss your ideas. Your bridal make-up is a key part of your day, so it's crucial you don't skip this part of the process."
"At the trial, I personally go through your eye colour, skin colour, texture and facial features, as well as your dress, flowers and overall theme of the wedding. The make-up has to enhance your personality and not take over the rest. It's very important to work together to make you look and feel your very best and exude confidence. The trial also allows you to test products to ensure you have no skin reactions or sensitivities to them."
Posted: 15 June 2022
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