Getting a wax before your big day is a great idea – It’s low maintenance and, if you time it properly, it can last until the end of your honeymoon! Whether you’re already a member of the Fuzz community or you’re thinking of getting waxed for the very first time, there’s no dancing around it — wedding waxing has to go well.

One of our members, Nazaneen, came to us in the midst of wedding planning with lots of questions about getting waxed before her wedding day. Like so many future brides, she was super busy between wedding and honeymoon planning and working full-time. We wanted to share her experience to simplify the process, so you can focus on what really matters – your big day!

When Naz told us she was getting married, we booked appointments right away — face, underarms, brazilian, back, and full legs. She convinced Sarwar, her fiance, to step it up for their Bali honeymoon and book his first waxes ever — his brows and back.

For all the future brides and grooms out there who want to get a wax for your big day, here is our guide to help you prepare.

Prep Your Skin for Waxing

One of the most important things you can do for your skin is stay hydrated and eat well regularly. When you’re planning a wedding while keeping up with work, pets, a social life, and more, eating healthy meals and drinking lots of water goes a long way in keeping your skin happy.

If you usually shave, make sure you take a three-week break before you book your wax, so the hair is about 1/4 of an inch long. Any shorter, and the wax might not be able to reach the follicle!

Though we recommend moisturizing every day and exfoliating every second day, leave your skin alone two days before the waxes. Arrive at your appointment au naturale and bare-skinned, as lotions and products can interfere with the wax.

Use the Three-Day Rule

When Sarwar and Naz met, he waited three days to call her. The infamous three-day rule still applies to waxing before a big event! Naz initially wanted to book her wax the day before her wedding to make it last as long as possible, but we advised her to do it three days before to give her skin ample time to settle down and be totally smooth on the day of. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin.

As well, if you’re doing a makeup trial, be sure to schedule it before your waxing – it’s crucial not to put makeup on open pores!

Take It Easy

When you’re getting ready for a wedding, there’s no shortage of things to do. However, for the 24 hours following after your appointment, give yourself time to relax and be careful not to irritate your skin with intense physical activity or stress. Heat is also a no no – hot showers, baths, and saunas can clog your pores. Use this time to touch up place cards, pre-write thank you notes, and watch reruns of Say Yes to the Dress.

Feeling confident and comfortable dancing at your wedding and going to the beach every day during your honeymoon will be a pretty great feeling. And if you have any questions, slide into our DMs anytime!