How to Guide: V.5 FREE Bridal Planning Checklist


I created this plan because I wanted to help brides and couples who just got engaged. With 10 years of experience I can now provide tips and ideas on how to do some things yourself, with your family and support and what to expect. I hope this guide gives you the tools you need to feel confident in your vendors and the teams behind your special events.

Now that we are in 2022 we are to see 22 million weddings this year alone! The challenges from COVID have brought us together in the name of love and we’re all ready to start a new life. If you have any questions send me an email at to better assist you and provide referrals from DJs, photographers/videographers, venues, hair stylists and pro makeup artists. We are all here to help you.

4-6 months out: Pre-book all appointments:

  • Book your wedding day with your pro makeup artist and hair stylist. Be ready for extra staff and assistants as we are seeing larger bridal parties needing hair and makeup
  • Trials are highly suggested but not required and most are booked during the week as we are busy with brides on the weekends
  • Be prepared for a deposit that is non refundable and read the fine print for cancellation policies
  • Provide the maximum count of people that may need makeup and hair for the day. Bridesmaids, MOH, and MOB

3-2 months out: In person consultations:

  • For your hair and makeup services share your inspirations and color theme. Share your
  • Discuss with your colorist what color, cut, and styling is desired
  • Continue to go to your brow expert. You don’t want to lose your brows while receiving a new service from someone you don’t know
  • Begin a manicure/pedicure regimen to learn from your favorite nail professional. If you don’t already have one, to avoid undesired, damaged nails

1 month out: Details in place:

  • Begin an eyebrow waxing/threading/tweezing service booked 2 weeks apart if not closer, depending how fast your brows grow
  • Your microdermabrasion session at this time provides enough time for cell turnover, recovery, and  skin care regimen to be consistent.
    • any skin services done within a month closer to date of wedding may impact the finished makeup look. Skin recovery is subjective to every individuals lifestyle and results differ. Peeling is expected.

1-2 weeks out: Time to enjoy

  • Hair color at this time holds a beautiful tone and ends feel soft, bouncy, and it’s picture perfect
  • Facials are perfect at this time for vibrant-clear skin
  • Take time to get everyone of your bridal party together to get beautified before the big day
  • Review your itinerary from Marlene
  • Stay hydrated, carry snacks, and make time to eat. You risk getting light headed, sweaty, and bloat faster by avoiding food and hydration
  • We prepare the timeline for selfies, pictures, and accessory dressing

Your FREE checklist!

wedding planning checklist 2022

Published by Marlene

Palm Springs Makeup artist