On average, a bride is being photographed, touched and kissed by guests for 8 hours. When you apply your everyday makeup, you’re reapplying in your rear view mirror during lunch; how are you going to make that work on your big day? Professional makeup artists have knowledge of and access to products that will give you a long-lasting look. No mascara running down your face as you say your vows, no tear stains in your foundation or reapplying your lipstick every 30 minutes.
Schedule experts at least two months in advance and have a preliminary run-through with them. Make the consulting time well worth the money. Try to have your hair and makeup consultations done on the same day, preferably when you’re going to have a bridal gown fitting, so you can get the full effect. Scheduling your hair and makeup appointments on the morning of your bridal shower or bachelorette party is another great option; you’ll look great and can also get feedback from friends and family.
When it comes to hair, arrive with some idea of what you want. Pinterest can be a huge help in this regard! Always bring your headpiece and any jewelry you’ll be wearing on your wedding day so the stylist can look at the design and guide you to choosing an appropriate style. Any changes in hair color or cut should be done well in advance so there are no surprises.
Be certain you take a head count of everyone in your party who may want hair or makeup services, including flower girls. Some beauty consultants offer special “Wedding Day” packages, with personalized services that include going to your home or place of marriage to do makeup and hair, as well as assisting everyone in getting dressed and preparing for preliminary photographs.
Check out our Bridal Beauty Pinterest board for more hair and makeup ideas!
Bridal Beauty Tips // The Hampton Roads Wedding Guide
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Photography // Dragon Photo Studio
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