When you are wedding planning, it can be difficult to decide what you should and shouldn’t spend money on. It can be easy to skip out on certain beauty treatments if they seem too costly. A number of beauty treatments can make you look even more beautiful on your wedding day, however. Here are five beauty splurges all brides should consider making.
Beauty Splurge #1: Nails
No bride should have unpolished nails on her wedding day. Your wedding photographer will likely want to take a photo of you and your husband’s hands overlapping to show off your rings. Whether you opt for a simple manicure or go with pink and white acrylic nails, it’s important to get your nails done. Also consider getting a pedicure done if you’re planning to wear open-toe shoes.
Beauty Splurge #2: Eyelash Extensions
Unless you have very dark, long eyelashes, you will benefit from getting extensions done for your wedding day. Eyelash extensions will make your eyelashes appear much fuller and will also eliminate the need for mascara, which is good because you may shed a tear or two on your wedding day and not all brands are really waterproof.
Beauty Splurge #3: Hair Extensions
Most brides will benefit from having hair extensions put in before their wedding day. Hair extensions will not only provide you with some extra length, but they will also make your hair look a lot fuller. Fusion hair extensions, which are fused into your hair with a flat iron, can be an ideal option.
Beauty Splurge #4: Hair Accessories
Hair accessories might seem like nothing than another extra cost, so you might be thinking about skipping them altogether. The right hair accessories can really liven up your wedding hairstyle, however. Bridal hair jewelry, such as tiaras or combs, can look absolutely beautiful. You might also consider adding a flower or feather hair pin.
Beauty Splurge #5: Hair Removal
All brides will want their eyebrows to be perfectly shaped on their wedding day. This is one time when you may want to consider eyebrow threading, a method of hair removal that tends to be more precise than waxing. If you decide to go with waxing instead, be sure to do it at least a week before your wedding to ensure that there are no bumps and redness on your special day. Also consider waxing your upper lip and underarms so that hair in these areas won’t be visible in your wedding photos.
So, what beauty splurges can you skip? For starters, you may want to avoid having teeth whitening done before your wedding. Not only does the process weaken tooth enamel, but it can look too dramatic if you have it done too close to your wedding. If you want your teeth to look whiter in pictures, talk to your photographer about photo retouching. Spray tanning is another treatment that you may want to skip unless you test it out beforehand. Spray tans can look too splotchy and may appear orange in photos, especially in comparison to a white dress.