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YOU’VE SAID YES TO THE DRESS; Now Say “YES!” To Being Picture Perfect

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By Lori Zaiss, Fusion Salon

Photograph by Andi Diamond Photography: Tampa, FL

Your big day will be here before you know it! The Wedding Team at Fusion created this ‘Wedding Day Beauty Checklist’ so you have one less thing to worry about. At Fusion, we pride ourselves on becoming your Wedding Beauty Consultant, like your wedding planner, but for your hair, makeup and nails!

3 Months Prior to Wedding

  • Come in for your hair and makeup consultation and schedule trial run
  • Custom Blend consultation for foundation and lip stain – so you can be confident that you will be picture perfect without feeling caked up!
  • Trial run for hair and makeup
  • Beauty maintenance: facial, manicure, pedicure
  • Book your appointment for your special day and your girl’s appointments (at Fusion we have a full Wedding Team so we can accommodate any size wedding party!)


*If you are an out of town bride you will want to meet with us so we can create a plan for your total look including what needs to be done with your haircolor/cut prior to your wedding day

  • Schedule your manicure and hair styling appointment for your rehearsal dinner

2 Months Prior

  • Haircut and color – this allows your cut and color to flow with the style you choose for your special day
  • Beauty maintenance: facial, manicure, pedicure
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Waxing – do all waxing to determine what you will need to schedule 3 days prior to your special day

3 Weeks Prior to Wedding Day

  • Make certain all appointments are confirmed for you and the bridal party
  • Eyelash fill
  • Waxing
  • Beauty Maintenance: facial, manicure, pedicure

3 Days Prior

  • Eyelash fill if needed
  • Final haircut and color
  • Waxing for the wedding AND honeymoon (eyebrows, lip, legs, bikini)

Rehearsal Dinner

  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Hair styling
  • Custom Blend adjustments if necessary
  • Make sure you don’t indulge too much, drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep!

Wedding Day!

  • Wear a button down top for all of the ladies so you can easily get dressed without messing up your beautiful style
  • Hair and makeup for the Bride and your wedding party (feel free to bring champagne!)
  • Have a Beauty Survival Kit (hair spray, bobby pins, lip color, q-tips, tissues)

Singh Photograph by Artful I Photography: Camden, DE 

*At Fusion, we provide our brides with a complimentary Beauty Survival Kit

“Lori and Maryssa were absolutely incredible and made me look perfect on my wedding day! They did a run through with me before the big day to make sure we were all on the same page. They traveled down to Lewes, DE and were the epitome of professional – on time, flexible, prepared, and had a great attitude – they made it fun! Most importantly, their work was gorgeous and everyone was really happy (especially me). My big day was really windy and our hair definitely held up for pictures, ceremony, etc. Lori even stayed to help put on my veil and gave my mom and Maid of Honor a quick tutorial on how to take it out for the reception. As a bride, you have a ton going on with planning a wedding and making sure everything goes well on the actual day. It was such a luxury to not have to worry about our hair and makeup because for years Lori’s work has spoken for itself. I live in Manhattan and won’t get my hair done anywhere else – I wait until I’m in town to go to Fusion!” – Stephanie Selekman-Singh (Lewes, Delaware)

“When I got engaged and started planning wedding details, there was absolutely no doubt in my mind that Lori Zaiss would be styling my hair. There is only one person I would ever trust with such an important event, despite the fact that she was quite literally a thousand miles away! Distance between wedding vendors and couples can create certain challenges, but Lori made the entire process extremely easy and stress free. Beforehand, I assembled pictures of each girl and her corresponding desired hairstyle for the wedding. Lori was able to perfectly capture each style from the pictures, even the extremely complicated ones. She ran perfectly on time for all seven of us – one bride, four bridesmaids, a mother and a mother-in-law. The end result was incredible! I cannot tell you how many compliments every single one of us received on our beautiful hairstyles, both the day of and for weeks to come! Lori truly surpassed any expectation and vision I could have had for my wedding day – right down to being my shadow for bobby pin touch ups as needed! We love Lori, and we are so grateful that she was able to be a part of our wedding day.” – Kelly Pupello (Tampa, Florida)

We hope you cut this checklist out and consider booking a complimentary Wedding Consultation with Fusion’s Wedding Team by calling 302-479-9444, visiting us on facebook at or stop in to see us anytime at 3444 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.