Sure, your wedding is only one day of your life, but as you've probably come to learn from the planning process, it takes months (and practically a village) to prep for it. The same goes for your big-day beauty look. While picking out your preferred wedding-day makeup, hairstyle, and nail colors are a must, there are plenty of to-dos you should be tackling beforehand to ensure your skin is glowing, eyes are wide, and locks are looking luscious for the most important moment of your life. Here, every beauty treatment— whether you're a low-maintenance bride or not— you should start doing 9 months before your wedding.
Start a strict skincare regimen
We're sure at certain points in your life you've had a good routine going: Face wash, moisturizers, toners, weekly masks, etc. But with 9 months to go before your wedding, you have plenty of time to prime your skin for the big day in a daily ritual that works for you. First, visit your dermatologist to face (pun intended) any skincare concerns head on — be it acne, sunspots, or fine lines. This way you can determine the best treatments (think: Microdermabrasion) and products that will have you feeling like your best self by the time your big day comes around. It takes some time to find the right cocktail of creams, so tackling this with room to spare means your outermost layer will feel as good as you do when you say "I do."
Double up on your body care.
Your face isn't the only skincare routine you need to be concerned with! Regularly exfoliating and moisturizing the rest of your body is just as important. Think about using a body wash that will leave all of your skin feeling extra soft — especially if you plan on wearing a backless or sleeveless dress.
Try a new hair color if you're craving change
The last thing you want to do is test out a new hair color the week before your wedding and hate it. Now is the time to get all of your curiosities out of the way so that when your big day roles around, you'll have healthy, appropriately shaded hair for photos. Nine months is plenty of time to experiment and settle on a hue that's perfect for you (the same goes for cuts!).
Also think about your hair growth and health
If you're concerned about breakage, stay away from hot tools and be sure to use conditioning products so that your hair is healthy and shiny for your big day.
Think about your teeth and if you want to make any changes
Whether it's straightening or whitening you're after, start thinking about your ideal smile. While you don't necessarily need 9 months for whitening (typically 2-3 months before your wedding is enough) it'd be wise to find a product you like and nail down the exact treatments you'll be getting.