Botox for the Bride?!

Planning for your wedding? Venue: Check. Flowers: Check. Hair-do: Check. Botox?!  The” Botox Bride” phenomenon may be big stateside, but has it reached our shores?

Naturally, there are lots of things you need to prepare in advance if you want your wedding day to be perfect, and many brides are now including cosmetic dental and beauty treatments as part of their wedding plans.  We have all seen the teeth whitening treatments available to buy at wedding fairs up and down the country – but are you part of the growing number of people who are looking for something more drastic than a tube of gel for to brighten your pearly whites?

If something about your appearance has been bugging you for a long time, the approach of your wedding day may be the impetus to finally do something about it.  Our friends over on told us about the treatments which prospective brides are investigating in advance of their day. Unsurprisingly, the most common treatment which brides enquire about is Teeth Whitening, and for most, this is the first time they have considered the treatment.”Most mention that they want to have the best possible smile in their wedding photographs” says David Roe, product manager at “Over half of our customers who mention their upcoming wedding have never had teeth whitening before. Dental Veneers are also popular, but many more also enquire about orthodontic work and dental implants.”

For these more extensive treatments you really need to plan several months in advance. Complex dental work should never be rushed. For example, dental implants can take between anywhere from three to six months to complete, depending on the number and position of the implants and on the condition of your teeth.”In addition to the time taken for the dental work to be completed you will also need leave enough time to research which clinic you want to visit as well as any lead time needed for the treatment. You can hurry some preparations for your wedding, but not a treatment. So if you intend to have some work done, plan well in advance.

Cosmetic beauty treatments proving popular with brides-to-be include Botox, dermal fillers, skin peels and hair removal. Of all the cosmetic treatments considered by brides though, tattoo removal is surprisingly the most common. And it’s not only the brides but many grooms too who seem to repent of their trendy tattoo as their wedding day draws near. Again, the best advice is to plan well in advance and research the different options available to you before making any treatment decisions.

So, if you’re thinking of getting a little work done before your big day, go ahead, but be sure to leave yourself lots of time. is a search engine for health clinics worldwide that has recently expanded into UK Dentist and UK Plastic Surgery markets.

Ciara Crossan

Ciara is the Founder and CEO of WeddingDates and has a particular love for quirky & unusual weddings! Considered a wedding venue expert, lucky for her she has visited hundreds of stunning wedding venues all over Ireland and the UK.

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