Wedding Preparation with milk + honey
There is no doubt that your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life. milk + honey is here to help make sure your hair and makeup needs go exactly as planned before and during the big event. Contact our very own in-house Austin Bridal Coordinator or Houston Bridal Coordinator to make planning your perfect day a pleasure. With our Bridal Coordinator, we’re able to customize everything for you, making scheduling easy.
We know as a bride you are constantly communicating with multiple vendors, and it’s a huge relief to have one point of contact. Our Bridal Coordinator will get to know you, your schedule, and exactly what you want out of your wedding day beauty. Event companies often say it is extremely difficult to confirm the timing of a bridal party’s hair and makeup. With our Bridal Coordinator, you won’t have to worry. Plus, your Bridal Coordinator will make every visit to milk + honey personal. We are experts in preparing brides, bridal parties, bachelorette parties, and even a feisty mother or two.
One important note — we can come to you! milk + honey has off-site offerings. You don’t have to leave your home or wedding venue to obtain the perfect look.
The guide below help will help you plan the coming months. We can’t wait to work with you during this special time.
The Months Before Your Big Day
There are simple places to start. For your engagement photos milk + honey recommends a Blowout, which consists of a shampoo and style. This will give you a first run with a stylist and perhaps give you an idea of what you would like for your big day. All eyes will be on the bride during the bridal shower. There will be plenty of cameras snapping pictures when you open gifts. A Blowout and Makeup Application will make sure your bridal shower will go a little smoother.
Speaking of hair and makeup, the best way to feel comfortable and confident about the big day is to have Hair and Makeup Trials. This ensures that you have time for adjustments before the wedding. If you are having an updo it’s best to have a clear vision of what you want. Bring pictures, but keep your expectations reasonable. Many bridal magazines use hair extensions and special lighting to create these looks and they are often difficult to recreate in the real world. Hair and makeup trials are a must, and don’t forget the veil, clips, and hair pieces. These are an integral part of your hair creation.
If you are planning on waxing before your wedding, you need to plan ahead. Make sure you know how your skin reacts to any areas you plan on waxing. Already starting to feel overwhelmed? Take time for yourself during these hectic months of planning and schedule a Lux Massage. You won’t regret it.
The Month Of Your Big Day
Girls, let’s party. For your bachelorette party, milk + honey is the perfect partner. We’ve done everything from Blowouts before a night out, to group pedicures so you can show off your toes while floating down the river. milk + honey also hosts bachelorette parties. For parties at SALON by milk + honey you can even have your favorite cocktail by your side. We have a complete FAQ for any additional questions about having your bachelorette party at milk + honey.
Your hair should be cut and colored two weeks before the wedding. Hopefully you’ve gone through Hair and Makeup Trials in the months leading up to the wedding. That way we’ll know exactly what you want and how to pull it off.
The Week Before Your Big Day
Getting nervous? Take a deep breath and don’t worry. Even though the wedding is just days away, milk + honey is here when it matters most.
For that perfect glow, get a Signature Facial one week before your wedding, and do a light exfoliation on your big day. That way, your skin will be dewy, fresh and your makeup will go on nice and smooth. If you’d enjoy extra extractions with your facial, we recommend two weeks before your wedding day so your skin has the proper amount of time to fully respond to the treatment. Backless dress? Come in for a Back Facial or yummy Peel Treatment to remove any dry skin. Remember, the skin on your face isn’t the only skin that needs to be taken care of.
Waxing on the face needs to happen at least five days prior to the big day — in case some redness occurs, your skin has plenty of time to calm down. What about Bikini or Brazilian waxes? We recommend at least 2-3 days before the wedding day. That’s the same time frame we recommend for Lavish Lashes.
Don’t forget to be as stress-free as possible. We suggest massages this week. Brides have a lot on their minds and already have a jam packed schedule the day of and day prior.
Your Big Day
You’ve already scheduled your final hair appointment. Just show up, and we’ll take care of the rest. Speaking of “rest,” this is YOUR day. For breakfast, have your usual and perhaps drink some green tea to balance out all of that excess adrenaline.
If you feel a little puffy from the rehearsal dinner the night before, do an Eye and Lip Treatment to relieve puffiness and don’t forget to hydrate! If your wedding is outdoors, apply sunscreen, you don’t want to burn before the honeymoon.
Most importantly, don’t forget this is a happy day. Enjoy it!
The Days After Your Big Day
Did you notice we didn’t talk about someone? The groom. Don’t forget we offer a full range of spa treatments for men. Also, let’s say your wedding is on Saturday, and that flight to Cabo doesn’t leave until Monday morning. Take that first day as a couple and relax together with a Couples Retreat. It’s a great way to start the rest of your life.