Whether you’re already finalizing plans for the big day, or just getting started, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the choices and decisions there are to make. We’d like to make things easier for you by offering a personalized beauty experience from the experts at Reflections Medical and AURA Skincare & Cosmetics.
Reflections Medical is a nationally recognized, full service salon spa with multiple locations in the greater Grand Rapids area. Aura Skincare & Cosmetics are available to meet every beauty need. Together, you’ll receive the most personalized attention to help you look and feel your very best on your wedding day.
We can even provide a fun, relaxing environment for your bachelorette party or even a couples’ shower. Each salon has an area where you can bring in food and beverages to enjoy in between spa services. To make things even easier we can provide you with a list of local caterers and menu ideas.
We offer bridal image consultations, hair styling, and makeup applications to add the perfect finishing touch, as well as nail, skin, and body treatments to soothe and relax wedding day nerves.
Schedule an appointment today with one of our bridal consultants to help coordinate all of your pre-wedding and wedding day salon spa needs.
1-2 Weeks Before Your Wedding
Remind Fiancé to get his Final Trim
Receive final Facial or Microdermabrasion Treatment
This should be done 1-2 weeks prior to your wedding day to improve skin texture. We do not recommend having this procedure done during the week of your wedding due to any possible redness or swelling that may occur.
Receive final Cut/Color/Perm
This should be scheduled 1-2 weeks prior to your wedding day just in case your treatment is not what you expected. This will allow your stylist adequate time to make any needed changes.
Receive final Facial Waxing
Your final facial waxing should be done 1-2 weeks prior to your wedding day. We do not recommend doing any facial waxing the week of your wedding due to any possible redness or swelling that may occur. We can tweeze any stray hairs the day of or the day prior to your wedding.
2-7 Days Before Your Wedding
Bring in your bridesmaids or your fiancé to receive massages to help you de-stress & relax. Have your fiancé bring his groomsmen in to receive massages to de-stress & relax.
Receive final Bikini/Brazilian, Leg & Underarm Waxing Treatments
Your final bikini/brazilian, leg & underarm waxing should be done 2-3 days prior to your wedding to eliminate any possible redness and swelling. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend that you schedule your waxing 5-6 days prior to the wedding. Waxing rather than shaving allows you to have less worry during your wedding day as well as your honeymoon.
Day Before Your Wedding
Pedicures & Manicures
Bring in your wedding party for Pedicures & Manicures. Polish touch-ups are available the day of your wedding, if necessary.
Receive hairstyles for your rehearsal dinner.
Bridal Updo & Bridal Party Hairstyles
We suggest that you wear a button-up shirt to ease in removing the shirt without disturbing your hairstyle. Hair styles are best when hair is washed the night prior to the appointment. Please use light styling aids, if necessary. Do not flat iron your hair if you plan to have a curly style. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled services so that your bridal party can relax and enjoy this special time together and can begin their service on time which allows you to meet your desired departure time.
Bridal Makeup & Bridal Party Makeup
Flawless, picture perfect makeup application for you and your bridesmaids. Whether you are looking for a natural, enhanced look or a more dramatic look our makeup artists will help you reveal your beauty within. Eyelash applications are available please inquire if interested. All items for touch up are available for purchase. Created by a group of dedicated and passionate makeup and skincare experts, AURA prides itself in offering only the most exclusive products, guaranteed to address every skincare concern and cosmetic need. This exclusive collection features the finest in color cosmetics and the most advanced in skin care solutions chosen to help you look, and feel, your very best.
Pre-wedding Beauty Checklist
3-4 Months Before Your Wedding
Schedule your Complimentary Consultation
Here we will discuss your hair, makeup and spa needs. We will schedule your practice hair appointment and bridal makeup preview as well as all of your pre-wedding and wedding day services.
Schedule a Makeup and Skincare Lesson
Let us help you navigate all your makeup and skincare questions so you’ll be able to create the look you desire for all your pre-wedding special occasions. Our artists focus on educating you on the latest colors, trends and techniques while staying true to your personal style. We also provide a comprehensive skin health evaluation and will develop protocols and an at home skincare regimen to have your skin looking its very best.
Schedule a series of Microdermabrasion Treatments or monthly Facials
This will uncover your glowing, flawless complexion.
Schedule a Bridal Color Consultation
Choosing the right colors for your wedding may seem like a daunting task. We’ll guide you through selecting the most flattering whites and colors for the rest of the wedding party.
Begin your Bikini/Brazilian, Leg & Underarm Waxing
We recommend that your final bikini/brazilian, leg & underarm waxing should be done 2-3 days prior to your wedding to eliminate any possible redness and swelling. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend that you schedule your waxing 5-6 days prior to the wedding. Waxing rather than shaving allows the bride to have less worry during your wedding day as well as your honeymoon.
Begin your Facial Waxing
Your final facial waxing should be done 1 week prior to your wedding day. We do not recommend doing any facial waxing the week of your wedding due to any possible redness or swelling that may occur. We can tweeze any stray hairs the day of or the day prior to your wedding..
1-2 Months Before Your Wedding
This should be done 2 months prior to your wedding to reach the desired color/texture that you want for your wedding day.
Begin weekly manicures or receive your full set of acrylic nails
This should be done to eliminate the chance of cuticle nicks due to dryness & sensitivity.
Continue Bikini/Brazilian, Leg, Underarm and Facial Waxing
Continue Facials or Microdermabrasion Treatments
3-4 Weeks Before Your Wedding
Practice Hair Appointment
It is a good idea to bring your camera to your trial run so that you can make sure that you can take a photo and bring it with you on your wedding day. Please bring any pictures or magazine clippings of desired styles. It is best to bring any hair pieces (tiara, veil, etc.) at the time of your trial so the hair stylist can create your desired style.
Bridal Makeup Preview
Whether you are looking to enhance your features with a natural look or prefer something more dramatic AURA Skincare & Cosmetics offers one-of-a-kind expertise and attention, unmatched at any beauty counter. We will create a look for you on your wedding day that will look beautiful in pictures, up close and last all day long. We suggest scheduling this on a day when you have another special occasion such as a shower or bachelorette party. If you are thinking of enhancing your eyelashes this would be the time to try them out. A variety of options are available please inquire if interested.