Wedding Prep Checklist 2021

If you’re planning a small wedding with your closest friends and family, there’s still a few things you need to think about to ensure you’re ready for the day feeling and looking your best. With this in mind, we’ve put together a 7-day checklist for all your health and beauty needs. 

DAY 7

Find your zen 

With just a week to go until the big day, no doubt nerves are running high and you need some time for yourself to relax and recharge. Pilates or yoga is ideal for helping you find some zen in a busy and stressful time. Just 60-minutes of practice can boost your mood, help rehabilitate any injuries or muscular strains and can help ease any stresses or anxieties. USPAAH offers private yoga and pilates straight to your door. Our expert instructors will custom-tailor the class to your level and overall fitness condition. You can choose between a 60min or 90 mins session, or share your lesson with a friend (or bridesmaid) for just £25 extra.

Hair and Makeup

Makeup

By now you should have narrowed down the two or three styles you like, and preparation is key if you want to feel and look your very best. If you’re going for your hair down, we particularly love the versatile Dry Texturizing Spray by Oribe, which adds lift at the roots, texture and volume, and is a clients favourite. This half-up, half-down look with a twist and touches of gypsophila flowers is our favourite look for the Spring season. Whether you’re going for the natural I-woke-up-like-this, or full blow glam look, feeling comfortable and beautiful is a must. Minimum fuss, maximum impact. Our bridal hair and makeup service offers a trial session, so you may want to get this done a minimum of a week before to ensure you’re happy with your look 

DAY 6 – Spray Tan

Obviously, you need the best of the best for your wedding day, and we’ve got the secret to a bronzed glow to rival Jennifer Anniston’s! Incorporate some high-end products such as Sienna X and Vitavita Liberata tanning products in your wedding beauty preparation. They are both celeb favourites in the industry, no streaks, funny-smelling fumes and they’re incredibly long-lasting. Hey – you could even stretch your tan out until the honeymoon! If you’d prefer to build a tan over time, we recommend this St.Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion. Leading tanning expert, James Harknett, shares his tanning tips for brides: “There are finishes on the skin that compliment all complexions and occasions.” If you’re after a no-fuss professional tan, we offer a spray tan service in the comfort of your own home. Your Sparista will arrive with everything needed to apply your spray tan. There are a variety of shades available so you can choose the tone you’re seeking for your big day.

DAY 5 – Skin Care

Revive your skincare regime! Bridal skincare is a must. Cleanse, tone, and moisturise every morning and night—and don’t forget to use an acid exfoliator like Paula’s Choice BHA liquid exfoliator a minimum of twice a week. “Who cares if I don’t look radiant on my wedding day”, said no one, EVER.

We also recommend that you book a facial before the big day, so why not try our Anti Age Facial, a treatment to purify, nourish and tone the skin? If not, we love the Bio Lifting Mask by CHANTECAILLE. Often described as a face-lift in a jar, the revitalising and cooling formula smooths your skin and reduces any redness.

DAY 4 – Brow lamination

brow lamination

With pre-wedding skincare done you can now focus on brows and lashes. Our eyebrow lamination treatment will enhance your natural brows by using professional products to lift, set and volumize brows for a perfectly defined look, in as little as 30-45 minutes.

Eyelash extensions

Want beautiful lashes for your big day and beyond? Why not give our eyelash extensions treatment a go. Lash extensions are a long-lasting, eye-enhancing beauty treatment that will elevate not only your look, but your confidence as well. Our mobile beauticians offer a choice of natural mink or silk lashes in a variety of shades, lengths, and thickness, so you can rest assured that they will achieve the look that’s most appropriate for you.

DAY 3 – De-stress

massage

Wedding planning at this crucial stage is stressful, and don’t we know it! Book yourself a massage and enjoy a bit of relaxation and pampering to de-stress. Spoil yourself – your wedding beauty preparation should include pampering, too. You deserve it. What the bride wants, the bride gets 😉 Destress with one of our Deep Tissue Massages… any excuse!

DAY Before – Mani & Pedi

Mani and Pedi time! Check out OPI’s amazing range of Nudes and taupes to suit your skin tone here. Choose from best-selling beige tinged taupes like ‘Berlin There Done That’ or try a taste of sweet creamy nudes like ‘Dulce De Leche‘ to achieve the look of naked nails. Our expert nail techs can get your hands and feet looking wedding-ready in no time!

Time to take a moment to step back and relax. All of your hard work, (tantrums) and excitement have all been leading up to tomorrow; now it’s time to enjoy the best day of your life. Promise.


If you want to make a bridal booking for you and a friend then contact USPAAH on 020 7101 3534 or email concierge@uspaah.com. If you simply want to book in for some of your favourite treatments the week before your special day, you can book via our website or app.