Obviously you want to look your best and feel wonderful on your wedding day. To achieve this you need not only to plan, but also to act, ideally at least six months in advance of your big day.
Beauty treatments and fitness should commence as soon as you can. The range of treatments are huge including waxing, facial, teeth whitening and manicure, to name but a few. Timing is especially important when it comes to hair and makeup, and to ensure you look your best on your wedding day, consider a trial well in advance.
There are a whole range of experts to help you including fitness training and hair and beauty specialists. It is unlikely you will be able to cover everything yourself so consult a professional. Whatever you do, don't leave everything until the last minute.
Here’s some great ideas from hair, beauty and fitness businesses based in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire from places like Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Banbury and Buckingham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine when contacting a hair, beauty or fitness professional.
Spabreaks.com 2022 booking data has revealed that spas in the South totalled 57.4% of all bookings made in 2022, winning the battle of the spas against the north of England. The UK spa industry has a lot to offer, whether you're looking to escape to the countryside or fancy break in the city. Whether it's in the north or south, there's a place in the UK that will accommodate whatever spa break you're looking for.
Posted: 22 May 2023
Coppa Club is beating the February blues this year with a range of activities and classes for couples and families alike. Guests and locals can participate in yoga and art classes. Activities include Forest Yoga at The Swan at Streatley in Berkshire. At 9 am on 24th February, Coppa Club invites guests to immerse themselves and reconnect with the body and soul in its natural riverside surroundings. Yoga professional, Carlita, will guide guests through a 90-minute Forest Yoga practice followed by a 20-minute walk along the river to allow the practice to travel deeper through guests' bodies and spirits.
Posted: 16 February 2023
Looking to get fit ahead of the wedding? The much-anticipated opening of the new David Lloyd Health and Wellness Club Bicester is finally here. The new luxury club, located within the new Catalyst Park in South Bicester, officially opened its doors to members in September. The Bicester-based club is the 101st property for the David Lloyd group in the UK and houses unrivalled state-of-the-art facilities to appeal to members of all ages. These include an expansive, light-filled gym with the latest and most advanced equipment to help members challenge their personal best and achieve their fitness goals, championship-quality tennis and padel (the hottest new trend in racquet sports) courts, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, mind and body studio, spa with Himalayan salt sauna, steam room and ice experience room, deep relax space with heated beds, outdoor spa garden with lounge beds, relaxation zones, hydro pools and saunas, and a large club room with zoned dining, work and dedicated family areas for little ones.
Posted: 12 January 2023
The Scent of Colour is an exhibition that explores this cognitive and sensory mystery and it's taking place in Reading, Berkshire this Autumn. After collecting data from local residents and carrying out research of his own, HUMOS fragrance expert, Gabriel De Carvalho will present his latest exhibition at his studio and showroom on Church Street, Caversham, Reading. Following on from the success of his previous exhibition, The Invisible Dress, the Berkshire-based perfumer will now present The Scent of Colour: A Social Exploration. He will be on hand to answer questions during the interactive sensory experience. Guests can expect their eyes and nose to work in harmony with results that may be surprising. Gabriel De Carvalho tells us, "I've been researching synaesthesia in great depth recently and in particular the way in which our senses sometimes cross wires with regards to smell and colours. I wanted to bring my findings to life in a way that everyone can be a part of and enjoy. I've been creating fragrances for many years and the data I gathered helped me formulate some fascinating new scents that were exclusively created for this exhibition. These fragrances have never before been available to the public."
Posted: 8 November 2022
Anxious brides and grooms-to-be have been offered top tips on beating their wedding nerves and getting a good night's sleep ahead of their all important day. The fitted furniture experts at Online-Bedrooms.co.uk have provided their tips to those who are likely to be overcome by nerves, affecting their sleep. Among the nerve-busting tips are incorporating sleep inducing scents into your room, planning a pre-bed workout and avoiding spicy foods. Nic Shacklock, from Online-Bedrooms.co.uk said: "Pre-wedding nerves often lead to a lack of sleep ahead of what is regarded as the most important day of many people's lives.
Posted: 24 October 2022
Wedding day jitters are normal — but not necessarily welcome! In this article Jo Webber, Herbal Education Lead at Pukka Herbs, shares four natural ways to keep them at bay. Weddings are one of the most significant life events you can go through, so its no surprise that wedding day jitters are so common. Even the most committed couple are bound to get butterflies when standing up in front of everyone they know to say their vows, and no matter how excited you are to tie the knot, nerves before or even during the ceremony are completely normal. That said, no one wants nervousness and anxiety to get in the way of enjoying their big day. But how can you relieve your wedding day jitters in a natural way? Here, I'll share four simple methods for curbing your nerves ahead of a wedding.
Posted: 21 August 2022
From trying to keep yourself and your spouse-to-be happy, to accommodating ample requests from friends and family, weddings can cause a lot of stress and anxiety during the planning period as well as on the big day itself. In the past year searches for 'wedding anxiety' have increased by +60% which highlights you're not the only one if you're feeling like this. To ensure couples have a wonderful and stress-free wedding experience, life insurance broker, Reassured has put together 10 helpful tips to reduce stress.
Posted: 7 August 2022
Being a bride or groom is arguably one of the most exciting and heart-warming days of a person's life, but as the big day draws closer, pre-wedding insomnia can cause difficulty in falling, and staying, asleep. As we know, our sleep is very important and no one wants tired eyes on such a big day. But what can we do to avoid the sleepless nights? According to Dreams Sleep Expert, Sammy Margo, consistency is key. So, maybe it's time to drop the outdated wedding 'preparation' superstitions. Sammy says: "We love rhythm and routine, so sticking to the same routine of bed sharing makes sense before your big day.
Posted: 9 July 2022
With wedding season upon us, a new plan, devised by nutrition and fitness experts at PowerWave, the portable home-gym training device, has been launched to help brides (and grooms) get ready for their special day. Created by PowerWave founder "Coach" Jay Laville, its free healthy weight loss guide covers everything from macros to mindset, calories to caffeine and from sugar to sleep. It is also packed full of healthy recipe ideas and inspirational advice from the PowerWave team.
Posted: 1 July 2022
Imogen Sandy is a Berkshire-based make-up artist. We catch up with her to ask about new-season colours that are trending for brides and bridesmaids. She tells us, "With spring approaching, adding subtle pops of colour to your bridal make-up is an excellent way to welcome the season and celebrate your bridal party's individuality. Colour can be intimidating, but introducing muted tones can elevate a bridal make-up look. When researching your make-up inspiration, consider looking at the colour wheel. Colours on the opposite sides of the wheel create flattering contrasts that look phenomenal in photographs, for example, pops of green teamed with auburn hair."
Posted: 17 February 2022