Bridal Beauty Countdown: Here's When to Start Beauty Treatments For Your Big Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

MakenzieR on 3 Jun 2014 at 8:00am

Kim Kardashian looked beautiful on her wedding day with new husband Kanye West

Ten years ago prepping for a walk down the aisle might have included a short-lived South Beach diet, simple French manicure, and an elegant mermaid-inspired updo. How times have changed! In the new age of handlifts inspired by Instagram engagement ring selfies and Cinderella foot surgery, brides are looking for a little bit extra. They're turning to medical professionals for help looking picture perfect on the big day.

When brides-to-be ask RealSelf's board-certified doctors for advice on pre-wedding cosmetic procedures, the doctors' answers share a similar theme: Plan AHEAD. Depending on what you want to have done, you may need months to recover before the actual day. In other words, beauty treatments should be fully integrated into your wedding planning.

Here’s a look at how far in advance you should schedule popular non-invasive treatments that are perfect for bridal beauty.

See RealSelf's Bridal Beauty Countdown infographic here.

Bridal beauty: When to get beauty treatments done in preparation for your wedding

Since wedding season is already in full swing we only included treatments that can be done in a short period of time. If you want a more invasive procedure like liposuction or breast augmentation, make sure to schedule a consult with your doctor as soon as you have a wedding date set. These procedures can take over three months to heal and see full results.

Learn more about these procedures:

How did you prep for your wedding day? Share your beauty secrets in the comments below!


Photo credit: kimkardashian on Instagram