You want to be a beautiful, radiant bride, and (like all other aspects of your wedding), a little planning and preparation can go a long way in helping you look your best on the big day. Here are some tips to help you get started...

Six months before. If you plan to grow out your hair or try a different color, experiment now. It will give you time to reverse the "damage" just in case you end up hating it. You can also test the look on the web. This is also a good time to begin a serious skin care regimen. Start cleansing, eat right, manage stress. And sign up for an exercise program! You may want to lose pounds to fit in your new dress, and the last way you want to do that is a crash diet. Starving yourself will lead to dull skin!

Two months before. Start meeting up with makeup artists for trial runs. If you're planning to do your own makeup, go to makeup counters to get a makeover and buy the products you need and practice your look. Begin moisturizing for silky smooth elbows, hands and knees. And if you want a bright smile, cut down on coffee and tea and start using a whitening toothpaste.

One month before. Test any at-home masks or facials; you don't want to risk an allergic reaction or break out too close to your wedding day! Have your eyebrows professionally shaped, and take your veil to any hair salons to try out 'dos' for the big day.

Two weeks before. Get your final hair cut or trim, and have your color retouched. Do a big full hair trial before your last dress fitting. It's your last chance to perfect your look!

One week before. Have your eyebrows retouched. Get a massage, a final facial, and a bikini wax. Go to the spa for a full body scrub, and have your nails done.