Whether you’re in search of a spot to get your wedding-day glow on or you’re planning a serious regimen of skincare treatments leading up to the main event, a good spa (and a trustworthy esthetician) can be a crucial component of your wedding prep.
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The best part? Many luxury spas offer pampering packages just for brides and bridal parties, which can mean a full gamut of beautifying services in one fell swoop, and in the company of your best gal pals, if you so choose. We’ve rounded up five splurge-worthy Gulf Coast resort spa packages aimed at making brides-to-be look and feel their most beautiful.
1. Body Works Salon & Spa at TradeWinds Island Resorts, St. Petersburg
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This St. Pete spa, located at Island Grand resort, offers two luxe bridal packages. The more basic (although hardly) “Beach Diva” package ($266) includes a Deluxe Manicure, a Pedisage Pedicure, hair design and styling, makeup application, and an all-important bottle of bubbly. The spa’s more deluxe “Sea Goddess” package ($352) includes all the same services as the “Beach Diva” option, but with a Refresh Facial and a fruit-and-cheese platter added in—perfect for pre-wedding snacking with your squad.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Naples
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This serene sanctuary, located at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, offers several wedding packages—including couples’ treatments and services for moms of the bride and groom—comprising varying varieties of services for brides. Here’s a quick breakdown: For hair, makeup, a mani, and pedi, opt for “Always a Bridesmaid ($325; 4 hours)”—even if you’re the bride; if your nails are already polished and in tip-top shape, pick “Just for the Bride ($320; 3 hours),” which includes hair, makeup, and Natural Glow tanning; and if you want full-on, princess-worthy pampering, spring for “To Have and to Hold ($490; 5 hours),” which comprises hair styling, makeup, a mani/pedi, and a Jasmine & Hibiscus Body Buff.
3. Serenity by the Sea Spa at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
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This 14,500-square-foot spa recently underwent a renovation, and plenty of options let brides and their bridal parties take full advantage of its space and services. Why do we love it? In addition to a full range of salon services (hair, makeup, nails), several services here go beyond the surface to offer more-long-term benefits. (Its new multi-step HydraFacial purifies, resurfaces, and nourishes facial skin, while the Serenity Facial’s deep-cleansing effects leave skin soft and glowing for strapless and backless gowns.) Plus, staffers are happy to set up a spa breakfast or lunch, or to create a cozy, pre-wedding party atmosphere with pillows, candles, and soothing spa music. Package pricing varies based on specific requests.
4. Spa Bleu at The Plantation on Crystal River
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Life at this luxe, eco-friendly resort on the Nature Coast is all about simple pleasures, and that goes for its spa, too, which uses Aveda products. We love the HydroVichy Salt Glow service ($55; 30 minutes) for brides; it can be combined with other massages and facials (like the Results and Recovery Facial, which is actually a decadent head-to-toe treatment). Whatever service you pick, you can tack on a Bridal Basics package ($95; includes hair styling, veil placement, and makeup application) and/or a Bridal Party Event ($99 per person; half-hour massages, signature manicures, and mimosas for the whole group!) for the full, pampering experience.
5. WaterColor Innspa at WaterColor Inn & Resort
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We love this coastal resort‘s intimate, laid-back vibe, and you’ll get even more of it at its picture-perfect spa. Art is a recurrent theme found throughout the spa’s treatment menu, and that goes double for brides. The spa’s “Bridal Portrait” package ($135) includes a 25-minute body polish with a creamy, crushed-grape-seed scrub and a calming, 25-minute massage that uses lavender lotion to help calm nervous brides’ nerves. A spa manicure rounds out the service and is the finishing touch on a day of head-to-toe pampering.