For those shining tresses that enchant the best man: Beauty tips

Your headpiece will play a large role in your hairstyle choice so pick it up from the bridal shop as soon as possible. Take it with you to your salon for a beauty consultation about one month before your wedding. Your stylist will then be able to determine when you should get your hair trimmed and how to style your hair to compliment your headpiece.

Generally, if you need a trim, one week before your wedding is sufficient. If you’re going for a haircut or total change, try this two to three weeks before your wedding so you have time to adjust. If your’re planning on wearing large earrings, take them along, too. They may look completely different with your hairstyle and headpiece than what you imagined. Make all appointments well in advance so there are no unwelcome surprises. Your hair will probably be exposed to the weather more than usual. Use a conditioner or hot oil treatment to prevent frizz. Always carry a comb and pocket-sized can of hairspray with you or have your personal attendant carry it for you.

Stay out of the wind as much as possible.

Have extra bobby pins on hand for emergencies.

When you get your final trim or haircut, get your eyebrows shaped. Have them touched up when you get your hair styled for your wedding.

Don’t forget your bridesmaids. Let their styles compliment your own.

Remind the groomsmen and ushers to get in for routine hair cuts the week of the wedding.

Personal Attendants

Make sure you chose a trusted friend or relative to be your personal attendant. She will be a key player in your sanity and can carry along a larger handbag to store essentials like a spare pair of pantyhose, tissue, needle and thread, make-up, hairspray and Tylenol.

Bottled water may not sound good now, but will definitely save your make-up if your facility has drinking fountains. Prepare your personal attendant’s list ahead of time — so your not left at the altar without lipstick and other essentials.