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Your wedding beauty timeline

1-year get gorgeous plan for the big day.

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Planning for a wedding can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve broken down a checklist for your bridal beauty plan, with a timeline to help you stay on track. Pin the below image to look back at throughout your engagement.

(And remember: Your fiancé already loves you the way you are! Show off your smile with confidence on your big day and soak up every moment of your wedding.)

1 year before your wedding day

  • Get the smile of your dreams in time for your wedding day! One year before you say “I do,” visit your local SmileShop for a 3D scan or order an impression kit to start your smile journey. Our average customer sees results in just 6 months.

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9 months to go

  • Submit photos through our dashboard for your 90-day check-in with one of our duly licensed dentists or orthodontists. They’ll make sure your smile is moving on track.
  • Make sure you keep wearing your invisible aligners all day and night, except when eating and drinking.
  • And while you’re at it, now is a great time to visit a dermatologist, get a facial, and amp up your routine for glowing skin.

6 months to go

  • After 6 months, you might complete your smile plan. Maintain that gorgeous grin by ordering your retainers. You’ll want to wear them all day and night for the first 2 weeks, and then every night after that to prevent your new smile from shifting back to where it used to be.
  • Do your first bright on™ premium whitening treatment. Apply the whitening gel pen to your teeth and then use the LED light to intensify the whitening effect. Results last up to 6 months.
  • Now is a good time to book your wedding week beauty appointments, too – hair, makeup, and any manicures or waxing you plan to get.

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3 months to go

1–2 months to go

  • Schedule your hair and makeup trial. Pick a lipstick color that shows off your pearly whites!
  • Get a hair trim and, if necessary, color.

1 week before

  • One week to go! Do your last round of whitening.
  • Take care of any waxing.
  • Treat yourself to another facial. Stay away from any peels and stick to a gentle treatment.

3 days before

  • Invest in a gel manicure and pedicure – it should last for 2 weeks.
  • Exfoliate and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
  • Don’t forget to pack your retainers for your honeymoon.

1 day before

  • Wash your hair.
  • Take a relaxing bubble bath.

Your wedding day!

  • Drink lots of water.
  • Eat a good breakfast.
  • Smile! Enjoy this special day and show off your beautiful grin!


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