With your wedding day approaching, your vendors are booked and planning is mostly complete. You may be starting to think about the wedding weekend experience, and how you want to get ready with your bridesmaids. One fool-proof way to spend some quality time with your girls is to get pampered on a spa day!
If you are staying at a hotel with an in-house spa, this is the easiest option (the best all-inclusive spas are in the five star hotels in downtown like the Four Seasons Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Toronto).
However, if you aren’t staying in a hotel or don’t want to get into bathing suits for the pool, the next best option is to consider a great salon experience coupled with a fantastic dinner or afternoon tea (see some of my dinner recommendation spots here for groups).
I took a trip to Cures Studio in Liberty Village to try out their new dry pedicure and learn about their salon services. Keep scrolling to see my experience there. Photos by Jessilynn Wong Photography.
This urban salon is sophisticated and modern in their look. Facilities are clean and state-of-the-art, offering guests an elevated experience with a multitude of services from manicures to brow services.
The front of the studio boasts bright sunlight and modern tabletops for manicures. Great for a mani on-the-go!
Bonus: Cures Studio boasts a great line of all natural cuticle and body scrub products. These are a great gift for your bridesmaids but also fantastic to use on yourself as part of your spa day.
Cures Studio carries the Deborah Lippmann luxury line of nail polish that is vegan and natural. So many pretty colours to choose from…
What is a dry pedicure?
Strange as it sounds, the dry pedicure is actually better for your feet than a wet one, which can cause over-treating of your cuticles. Cures uses something similar to a microdermabrasion tool, but for your feet. The dry pedicure is supposed to last longer and feel smoother. Now that I have tried it, I’m a fan!
Head on to the back of their studio where they pamper you with their signature dry pedicure. Who can resist snapping a photo of their extra tall blue velvet banquettes that line the walls?
Tea and coffee is included in the service, so you can relax and chat with your gals. Consider renting this space out for a full afternoon of mani/pedis for the group, followed by a nice dinner nearby.
I’m feeling refreshed and pampered after a delicious tea and great pedicure experience. My feet have never felt so smooth!
Have you thought about how to treat your girls and spend some much needed time together before the big day? Cures Studio is a fantastic spot for a girls afternoon, followed by a nice dinner or night out. It’s best to think about this early on so you aren’t scrambling to find something closer to the day. Happy planning!
Rebecca Chan is a Toronto wedding planner and day of wedding coordinator providing sophisticated planning for the style-savvy couple. Whether you need planning assistance or wedding day coordination, Rebecca can help you create your dream wedding day. Contact her today, she'd love to hear from you.