GUIDE FOR BRIDESThe complete bridal guide from Spafinder, with everything you need to prepare for your big day. Get a radiant complexion, toned skin, glossy hair & be your most beautiful you!
The Savvy Bride’s Guide to the Spa
Weddings take some serious planning (hey, we don’t need to tell you that!), and looking your best is likely at the top of your to-do list. Brides have so much to plan – so we hope Spafinder’s Spa Guide for Brides takes some of the stress out of organising your special day. We recommend that you invest in a series of spa visits, starting 4-6 months before your wedding. Many spas have packages specifically for brides, so do your research, find your perfect spa and prepare to get gorgeous!
1 Plan Ahead
Make a list of your wellness & beauty priorities: if you have trouble skin, focus your time & resources on a series of facials. If you’re super stressed, regular massages will ease tension and give you soft skin. If your hair needs attention, choose a spa that can help you get luscious locks.
2 Get a Body Wrap
There are body wraps designed for many purposes: detoxify your skin, lose a few inches, soothe aches & pains, get super-soft skin and more. Spafinder recommends booking a series of 4-6 body wraps for best results.
3 Take Your Fiancé
Book a couples massage with your other half, or for a unique experience we highly recommend booking a Hammam experience together. Skin is exfoliated & cleansed with black soap and Rhassoul clay is applied to purify the skin. End the day with a relaxing visit to the sauna with your loved one. Your skin will be positively glowing – and so will your future hubby!
4 Start Body Brushing
Body brushing is a guaranteed route to glowing skin. You can do this at home every day with a body brush and compliment your regime with a lymphatic drainage massage at the spa. Body brushing improves circulation, softens skin, reduces cellulite and helps the body eliminate toxins.
1 Get a Facial a Few Days Before Your Wedding
Facials draw out impurities from the skin, which can cause breakouts and redness. For this reason, it is recommended that you have a facial no less than one week prior to your wedding For radiant skin, Spafinder Wellness 365 recommends a series of facials before your wedding (try once a month for 6 months).
2 Wax on the Day of the Wedding
Similar to facials, waxing should be performed at least a week before your wedding. You want your wedding day skin to be glowing and smooth, not irritated and red!
3 Do a DIY Fake Tan!
We’re sure you’ve had horror stories about brides doing their own fake tan before their wedding. Don’t go there – it’s not worth it! If you want a fake tan, pay a professional, preferably one you’ve used before or someone recommended by a friend.
4 Stress About Money
We understand that it’s not possible for everyone to visit the spa each month in the run-up to your wedding. No matter what your budget, we want you to be able to enjoy the spa – you can even do this at home with our DIY spa tips. Give yourself a facial, enjoy a detoxifying bath and even make your own lip balm wedding favours!
DID YOU KNOW...
★★★★★42% of UK weddings take place in July, August & September.
If bronzed skin is on your wish list, book a series of sunless tanning appointments.
Hens love the spa.
A whopping 42% of wedding guests think that a spa weekend is the best kind of hen party.
Feeling stressed? Have a massage.
Brides can suffer from a fair bit of stress, so book a massage if things get too much. Massage relieves anxiety, depression and significantly lowers the stress hormone cortisol.
Best Spa for Brides
Every bride wants to look her best on the big day. With the stresses and strains of organising a wedding, what better way to relax than with a spa day for the bridal party – we’re sure the mother-of-the-bride and maid-of-honour will love a pre-wedding pamper too!
The Cliveden Spa
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa
Sequoia at The Grove
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