6 Things To Avoid One Week Before Your Wedding Day


Its just a few days to your big day. Venue, check. Dress, check. Husband, check check!

Everything seems to be in order but do you have your list of beauty blunders and donts? If you really want to look your absolute best on your wedding day, here are 6 things to avoid one week before you say ‘I Do’.

1. Drastic Haircuts

Your big day is just days away, this isn’t the time to experiment with drastic hair cuts. You should have done that three months or more before during consultations. Its very important for you to maintain same hairstyle throughout this process because the texture and style of your hair change if you get it chopped. Don’t forget also that something drastic may not look right with your weave, dress’s neckline, veil, or wedding day jewelry.
The closer you get to the big day, the more stressed and emotional you’ll be. You want to make all of these preparations and decisions with a clear, calm head.

2. Alcohol

This is extremely important. Alcohol carries a ton of extra calories, so you may want to cut back or even avoid it like a plague at least a month before your wedding. Alcohol weakens can give you that puffy look and feel instantly. It also weakens your digestive system. Remember we want to look great in the wedding photos right?

3. A New Workout

By all means, stick to the routine you’ve been doing. This isn’t the time for new moves. When you strain your muscles, it can take weeks to heal and you definitely don’t want to be too sore to get down on the dance floor. If your goal is to lose weight, make sure to start a new fitness program well before your dress fittings. And if you simply want to relieve stress, then try taking long walks or a 5-minute run.


4. Changing Up Your Makeup

According to a makeup artiste Jodie Hazlewood, “Sometimes brides panic at the last minute that they’ve got too much or too little makeup on. That’s why during the trial—when they’re in a much more rational state of mind—I give brides a chance to try out different looks. Modern bridal makeup is a little like red carpet makeup,” says Hazlewood. “It needs to look good on HD video cameras, professional cameras, personal camera phones, in bright light and candle light, as well as last for hours.” My advice to you is to trust in your makeup artist, who takes your skin type, age, hairstyle, wedding color palette, and the time, location, and style of your day into consideration when designing your look. Take lots and lots of water and get enough sleep to ensure your skin is perfect on that day.

5. Peels & Microdermabrasion
Going for a peel or microdermabrasion session is a no-go the week before you wedding. Some chemical peel or microdermabrasion can peel off your skin afterwards, leaving dead skin on the surface that can ball up under makeup. It can also leave your skin irritated and wearing makeup will only anger that irritation. Ensure you give at least 2 weeks span before your wedding when you schedule that appointment for any of such treatments.

6. Trying on new Skincare Products

You should only change your skincare regimen months before your wedding. I guess this is self-explanatory. Swapping in a new product could lead to allergic reaction, dryness or oiliness that takes time to correct. Make sure you see a dermatologist or skin specialist who can give you a personalized pre-wedding skin care routine which works for you.

Got any other donts you think brides should avoid few days to their big day? Please share in the comment section below.

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10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lenie July 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM - Reply

    Wow – times have changed. I got married back in the 60’s when you chose the dress, ordered the cake and bouquet, grabbed the man, notified the family and you were good to go. This sounds like a lot of work – not sure I’d be up to it. But an interesting and informative post, nonetheless.

  2. William Butler July 15, 2014 at 6:19 PM - Reply

    Hi Michelle,
    Yes, they would be good things to avoid. I think any sudden changes in established routines leading up to any stressful event, such as a wedding, a home move, a job change… is just asking for trouble. Always strive for balance.

    Kind Regards,

  3. Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie) July 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM - Reply

    Very useful tips! Will forward to my goddaughter…who is getting married soon:)

    • Gist missy July 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM - Reply

      Awesome! I’m sure she’ll appreciate it 🙂

  4. Beth Niebuhr July 18, 2014 at 9:44 AM - Reply

    With each of your suggestions, I imagined the dire consequences of disregarding them. The scariest being things that can’t be quickly changed back before the wedding.

  5. Bindu July 18, 2014 at 8:42 PM - Reply

    It is nice to know things for those who is going to get married soon. Think of getting allergic reaction to a new cosmetic product just before your wedding day.

  6. Pamela Heady July 19, 2014 at 9:22 PM - Reply

    Very good points any bride-to-be should heed! I have to admit, I avoided any issues whatsoever when a flight we missed kept my fiance and me in Vegas for the night. We spontaneously decided to get married that night and it settled the issues we were having as to how to keep our wedding small.

  7. Carl July 20, 2014 at 11:52 AM - Reply

    As Bill mentioned, don’t change things up before the big day. It’s akin to changing up study methods the day before the SAT or something like that. Balance is crucial.

  8. Pauline C. July 20, 2014 at 9:29 PM - Reply

    These are some really interesting tips Michelle! I totally agree with the drastic haircut, especially if you’re not sure if you’re gonna like it or not. I’ll definitely keep these in mind when I get married in the future 😉

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