30-Day Bridal Countdown: 15 Essential Beauty Tips to Look Your Best on the Wedding Day!

Published on Sep 27, 2015

You are counting down to your wedding day... just 30 more days to go!

There is so much to do... yet you are not too sure what.

To help you with your beauty prep for your wedding, we've asked beauty experts for essential tips on what you HAVE TO DO 30 days before the wedding!

1. Get a Trim and Touch up your roots a week before your wedding!


Get a trim to remove your dead ends and clean up your cut. If you have decided on your wedding hairstyle, show your desired style to your trusted stylist so that they know how to help you get the best results for your important day!

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Hair Colour at Picasso Hair Studio

2. Consider a Perm and a Treatment!


For easy styling on the actual day, Pro Trim Korean Salon recommends a perm for easy and lasting styling and a follow up treatment to give your hair the shine and softness it needs to look gorgeous!

Perm (Ann)

Perm by Pro Trim Korean Salon at Jurong East JEM

Stylists at Pro Trim also mention that it is not ideal to keep your hair too long or too short! The ideal length is near the underarm so that it is long enough for even the most sophisticated of hairstyling... without making it too cumbersome for your stylist.

3. Request for a Trial Makeup


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Minimize your anxiety and stress by arranging for a makeup trial! It may cost more but this can help you better communicate your preferences with your makeup artist. You may even ask your BFFs and HTBs to come along to ensure that the makeup and hairstyle is exactly what you are looking for.

For tips on what you should do during the Bridal Trial:

  • Bring photos of hairstyles that you are looking to get... refer to our article here if you need a place to start!
  • Check if the makeup artist or MUA is someone you communicate well with? Does she listen to your preferences?
  • Is your MUA professional, punctual, clean and organized?
  • Prepare a list of things to discuss with your MUA e.g. hairstyle and makeup for the day, timing and budget.
  • Tell the MUA immediately if there is something you don't like and be as specific as possible.
  • Get her to give you the advice on the type of hair service she may want you to get. If your hair is too thick, she may ask for thinning to make it easier for styling on that day. If your hair is too thin, a perm may be a good idea to help your final hairstyle look more glamorous.

4. Get a Brighter Smile


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Are those cups of coffee and occasional glasses of red wine the only thing getting you through the last few weeks of wedding planning? Then chances are you'll probably have a few unwanted stains on your pearly whites right before it's time for your wedding photos. For a quick fix, dip a damp tooth brush into some baking soda and then add your tooth paste. The combination of tooth paste and baking soda works together to lift stains and whiten your teeth.

5. Make a Facial Appointment


7. Initial facial inspection

Agent Shiying Preparing for her wedding with Facial at SONA Japanese skin studio

A professional skin expert will be able to clean you up, clear you out, and also identify (and help troubleshoot) skin problems. Don't just lie there -- speak up, ask questions, and find out what you should add to (or skip on) your beauty routine, what kinds of ingredients you should be looking out for to suit your skin type, and plenty of other insider info.

Shiying was one such bride; she trusted Shiori from SONA Japanese skin studio for her wedding prep and looked amazing on her actual day! Read about her experience here

6. Exfoliating Your T-Zone


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If you haven't already incorporated it as part of your daily routine, take the extra 30 seconds to scrub your T-zone or acne-prone areas! This can help remove dead skin, keep your pores clear and unclogged as well as reduce build up of sebum!

7. Using a Toner


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Most of us forget to or find it too lazy to use a toner as part of our daily routine but Grace from Geranium Skin Boutique reminds us that a toner actually helps the rest of your skincare routine work more effectively and penetrate deeper into our skin! For those with more sensitive skin, try not to use toners with alcohol and opt for toners with anti-inflammatory ingredients to prevent irritation!

8. Wear your Sunscreen Daily


Windows and glass does not fully protect you from harmful UV rays so a sunscreen is essential even if you stay indoors the whole day!

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Particularly in the last month of your wedding prep, slap on some sunscreen to prevent yourself getting too tanned on your special day!

9. Go for Waxing / Hair Removal


Don't take the risk of a little body hair popping up in your wedding pictures! Hit a hair removal salon like SONA Japanese skin studio to give you some ultra-relaxing pampering to keep you hair free!

3. Waxing

If you plan to wax your bikini line, begin the process at least three months beforehand, or face the consequences!

For those with super low pain tolerance, Shiori from SONA Japanese skin studio mentions that waxing sensitive areas (such as brazilian) becomes less painful each time. Start early to avoid major pain, swelling, and irritation on your wedding night!

10. Get an Eyelash Extension


There would be plenty of emotional moments at a wedding, which probably means lots of happy tears shed. While it's great to get happy emotional at a wedding, the accompanying mascara and eyeliner smudges result in ugly black eye circles during the ceremony. Solve this problem by getting these gorgeous eyelash extensions that help your eyes look bigger without tonnes of mascara and eyeliner! Best of all, it lasts for weeks so you can still look good the day after and even for your honeymoon!

The recommended lash extensions for weddings is Volume Lashes. Volume Lashes gives more volume than usual single lashes and looks great when photographed. If you're not sure which curl is better, leave it to the experts at and get their professional recommendation! They can customize and even mix and match curls to help you achieve your desired look, all while keeping in mind your existing lash condition.

11. Get your nails done!


We love how the Japanese nail salons make bridal nails look oh-so-elegant and glamorous at the same time.

Branche Nail Salon is highly recommended if you have the budget to spare as Safori will make you feel super pampered during the nail experience and make sure that your nails is well taken care of with the no-damage Paragel Nails!

Nail Jewelry (Safori)
Jewelry Nails (Safori)

Paragel Nails by Branche Nail Salon

12. Don't ingest excess sodium the week before the wedding.


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For those of you looking for a safe and quick weight-loss tip before the wedding, Grace from Geranium Skin Boutique shares that cutting sodium is possibly your best bet.

Sodium holds 50 times its weight in water... so you can shed up to 2 kg just buy skipping salty foods, instant noodles, salty cold cuts and choose low-sodium foods at least 7 days before the wedding!

13. Go for a Guasha Facial


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Guasha Facial by Geranium Skin Boutique

For those who need extra help to reduce water retention on your face, we would highly recommend the award-winning Guasha Facial by Geranium Skin Boutique!

Agent J just went for it and the results were immediately visible!

According to founder Grace, it is best to spend just an hour for the Guasha Facial the day before or 2 days before the wedding for the effect to be sustained for the wedding itself!

Best of all, it is only $18 for those trying it out for the first time with ZERO hardselling... so why not?

14. Don't skimp on water!


Drink Water

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Double up on your water intake for at least a month prior to your wedding to keep your skin clear and glowing.

To make water more palatable, add a few drops of lemon or lime to warm water every morning to flush out those toxins and improve your skin conditio over time!

15. Rest Well


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It may be hard to get a good night's rest, particularly when the wedding day nears. But try to get a decent amount of sleep each day!

The skin reproduces at night by having good sleep, so a good night's rest is essential to help brides look their best!

What are some of the beauty preparations you'll be doing before your big day? Comment below and share with us!

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