An Easier Happily Ever After
Planning a wedding is #4 in the top 5 most stressful events in life – right behind death, divorce, and losing a job. With that in mind, incorporating a spa of choice into the planning process of a wedding does more than cross off an item on the long ‘To Do List’ of the bride. It actually reduces the overall stress experienced by the bride by ensuring ample time to plan beauty treatments and styles, building relationships with spa staff and providing a much needed break from wedding planning to be pampered.
Selecting a spa in the early months of planning allows the bride the opportunity to experiment with styles, treatments and services to ensure she has the look she wants on her big day. Consultation visits and trial stylings with stylists provide the bride with the opportunity to experiment with hairstyles, veils, crowns or traditional headpieces, working out any problems or complications well in advance. Having the time to bring the dress in to try on, or even show the stylist helps the stylist to see the bride’s style and to customize just the right look.
Likewise, make-up consultants can help the bride decide if she would like her makeup applied professionally on the big day, or if she would prefer to do it herself. Salon professionals can help the bride select makeup colors that compliment her coloring and her wedding colors; teach her new techniques and discuss makeup tips for photography.
So much focus on the day of the wedding is on the bride’s ring, and in turn her hands. A few visits to the manicurist can help the bride select just the right nail color, to decide if she would like acrylic nails or another specialized look, and to try these looks out in her real life to see how well they might really look and function on the day of the wedding.
Many services, particularly hair treatments, styles and color, skin care and hair removal are best done in intervals with a long-term approach. Some hair treatments require multiple visits in order to ensure the hair sustains no damage. Any highlights or coloring are best done a few weeks in advance to ensure they suit the bride and are to her specifications.
Facials to clean and enhance the skin’s appearance can be performed throughout the months of planning. Due to the fact that these services sometimes cause initial redness or irritation, they are best performed a few days before the celebration. A long-term skin care plan can even help manage pH balances and prevent breakouts as the stress of the wedding mounts.
Hair removal and waxing can be painful, causing redness and discomfort. For these reasons a bride should arrange these services with ample recovery and touch-up time.
A bride who invests in getting to know her stylist, manicurist, masseuse, and make-up consultant is more relaxed and comfortable on the wedding day with these professionals. Spa professionals feel like friends invested in the wedding. Knowing the intimate details of the planning from start to finish, allows spa staff to focus on areas of concern in advance or give special treatment when needed without long explanations on the wedding day.
The best part about a long-term relationship with a spa as a bride plans her wedding is the search for the most relaxing pre-wedding massage. Throughout this search a bride might need to try all the massages offered by the spa. Not only will the bride be able to make an informed decision about her wedding day massage, she will have incorporated relaxation time into her wedding planning. Two birds with one stone!
Let the professionals at Aspen Club and Spa help you prepare your ‘happily ever after!” Click here to see a full list of services and book your pre-wedding consultation today!