Get Ready for Your Final Dress, Makeup, and Hair Rehearsals

Buckle up for the last 3 weeks before the wedding!

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With only 3 weeks before the wedding, you’re probably trying to get a hold of yourself in order to buckle up for your wedding day where there’d be no time for trials and no more errors! We’re talking about the real deal; the actual show, and you are either going to be the star of the show or the joke of it. Okay, let’s pause here and rewind for a moment. Think back to three weeks ago, when you were still trying to think of ways to transform yourself into the image you have in your head of how you want to look on the big day. 

It’s obvious you need to test before you launch, meaning that you’ve probably done a lot of researching and planning and now is the time to test your choices for the last time to check if there’s anything to be altered or improved. 

Designer: Norine Farah

Wedding dress final fitting:

For the final dress fitting, you need to make sure that the dress fits right. For instance, you gotta check if it’s not too snug or too wide at certain parts. Don’t worry, it’s normal if you find the fit has changed a bit since the last time you tried it on. It is possible that you might’ve lost or gained a bit of weight during the period in between, and that’s why it’s very important to hold a final fitting right before the wedding. These are only but a few minor inconveniences that the tailor takes care of, sometimes on the spot, so you get to try on the dress again until all is perfect. 

3 weeks before the wedding make sure to pay attention to details and ask about anything you’re concerned about. For example, what to do if the dress gets a bit wrinkled? Should you iron it or go for steaming as a better option? After everything is set, take pictures of the dress from different angles to check that everything is super and up to your standards.

See more:6 Months Before: Every Appointment a Bride Needs to Make

 

Dress designed by: Hisham Aboul Ela

 

The most essential items you need to take with you are:

Undergarments:

You must carry with you the undergarments you plan to wear to your wedding to check the harmony of the entire look and to make sure that the fit is right. The fit of your undergarments is vital to the final and extremely detailed alterations that you make to the dress.

Shoes:

You cannot be 100% sure about a pair of shoes without first determining the right length of the dress. If you’re planning on changing into more comfy shoes later on during the celebrations, make sure the length of the dress goes well with both pairs.

Jewelry and veil:

Trying on your jewelry and your veil during the final dress fitting are sure to lend you a great helping hand when you’re trying to get into that optimum, final look zone.

Take someone with you:

Most importantly, you must take with you the person who will help you get dressed on your wedding day. This could be your mother, sister, cousin, or best friend. You get the point. This person will not only act as your third eye to check for any inconveniences but also, they will be responsible for helping you put on the dress on your wedding day, which could be a very exhausting job at times. For example, if there are any complicated buttons or straps, they must take the time to learn how to correctly fasten them before the big event. 

Final hair rehearsal:

Before you go to your final hair rehearsal, make sure to get these matters out of the way first:

First, Do you pay per rehearsal or does the salon offer its own packages that maybe include free pre-wedding try-outs? Another question that you need to ask yourself is how much you’re willing to pay for a rehearsal if the selected package does not offer any. 

Second, it’s vital to decide on the bridal style you are going with whether it’s bohemian, princessy, glamorous, avant-garde, classic...Your hairstyle should reflect the intended style.

Hair by: Hamada Slim

A few tips for your final rehearsal:

After the rehearsal price is settled, you need to make sure to bring along with you a bunch of stuff, like again, the veil or whatever accessories you want to put in your hair. 

Pay attention to how your hair holds up a few hours after the rehearsal. Do you feel comfortable or do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells in order to keep everything intact?

Always take tons of pictures and compare them with the ones from previous rehearsals to see if you’re satisfied with the final look or not. 

Make sure to wash your hair the night before and always go with clean and product free hair.

See more: How to Choose Your Wedding Hairstylist

Final makeup rehearsal:

Same goes with makeup rehearsals, you must double-check with the makeup artist to see if he/she offers free trials or not.

Consider the time, weather, and place of the wedding in regards to your makeup. For instance, if your wedding is outdoors and in a hot season, you need to watch out for heat and humidity. You don’t want your makeup to crack or get smudged.

Again, you must put in mind the whole bridal look and style that you want to go with. The makeup is one of the basic aspects that greatly help achieve that look. Just don’t overdo it.

Go for a walk or run some errands right after you’re done with the rehearsal and see how your makeup holds up.

Photo By Ramy Mazzika

See more: How to Choose Your Makeup Artist

General Rules:

If you have any remarks or if there are things that you don’t necessarily like during any of the three rehearsals, you must speak your mind on the spot! Don’t wait until the day of the wedding to fix what you want. You only have 3 weeks before the wedding to check every single detail. 

Time the hair and makeup rehearsals to get an idea of how much time each process takes. This will immensely help you both plan your big day and avoid any delays or setbacks.

With only 3 weeks before the wedding, you’re probably trying to get a hold of yourself in order to buckle up for your wedding day where there’d be no time for trials and no more errors! We’re talking about the real deal; the actual show, and you are either going to be the star of the show or the joke of it. Okay, let’s pause here and rewind for a moment. Think back to three weeks ago, when you were still trying to think of ways to transform yourself into the image you have in your head of how you want to look on the big day. 

It’s obvious you need to test before you launch, meaning that you’ve probably done a lot of researching and planning and now is the time to test your choices for the last time to check if there’s anything to be altered or improved. 

Designer: Norine Farah

Wedding dress final fitting:

For the final dress fitting, you need to make sure that the dress fits right. For instance, you gotta check if it’s not too snug or too wide at certain parts. Don’t worry, it’s normal if you find the fit has changed a bit since the last time you tried it on. It is possible that you might’ve lost or gained a bit of weight during the period in between, and that’s why it’s very important to hold a final fitting right before the wedding. These are only but a few minor inconveniences that the tailor takes care of, sometimes on the spot, so you get to try on the dress again until all is perfect. 

3 weeks before the wedding make sure to pay attention to details and ask about anything you’re concerned about. For example, what to do if the dress gets a bit wrinkled? Should you iron it or go for steaming as a better option? After everything is set, take pictures of the dress from different angles to check that everything is super and up to your standards.

See more:6 Months Before: Every Appointment a Bride Needs to Make

 

Dress designed by: Hisham Aboul Ela

 

The most essential items you need to take with you are:

Undergarments:

You must carry with you the undergarments you plan to wear to your wedding to check the harmony of the entire look and to make sure that the fit is right. The fit of your undergarments is vital to the final and extremely detailed alterations that you make to the dress.

Shoes:

You cannot be 100% sure about a pair of shoes without first determining the right length of the dress. If you’re planning on changing into more comfy shoes later on during the celebrations, make sure the length of the dress goes well with both pairs.

Jewelry and veil:

Trying on your jewelry and your veil during the final dress fitting are sure to lend you a great helping hand when you’re trying to get into that optimum, final look zone.

Take someone with you:

Most importantly, you must take with you the person who will help you get dressed on your wedding day. This could be your mother, sister, cousin, or best friend. You get the point. This person will not only act as your third eye to check for any inconveniences but also, they will be responsible for helping you put on the dress on your wedding day, which could be a very exhausting job at times. For example, if there are any complicated buttons or straps, they must take the time to learn how to correctly fasten them before the big event.  

Final hair rehearsal:

Before you go to your final hair rehearsal, make sure to get these matters out of the way first:

First, Do you pay per rehearsal or does the salon offer its own packages that maybe include free pre-wedding try-outs? Another question that you need to ask yourself is how much you’re willing to pay for a rehearsal if the selected package does not offer any. 

Second, it’s vital to decide on the bridal style you are going with whether it’s bohemian, princessy, glamorous, avant-garde, classic...Your hairstyle should reflect the intended style.