Some brides are low-key and happy to do their own hair and makeup. And then there are Bridezillas. Years ago, I worked with a woman who was so insistent that everything be "perfect" for her big day that she spent literally thousands of dollars on beauty treatments. During the eight months before her wedding, she may as well have left a cot at the spa, because she was there every week.
That's a little extreme, but if you're the kind of person who loves—nay, needs—months of pampering before the wedding, why not find a happy medium?