It’s never to early to start thinking about the morning beauty routine for your wedding day. After all, its the start to the most important day of your life. Here are a few things to consider before deciding on what you want.
How much time do you have to get ready? Do you want pictures of you getting ready start to finish or are the “fake-ups” enough for the purposes of pictures? How many ladies are in your bridal party? What do you want for your pictures? Remember, you’re paying a lot of money for your photographer, working with professional hair and makeup artists will guarantee your pictures are flawless. Here are some things to consider…
- What time will your photographer arrive? What pictures do you want? How much time do you have with your photographer before leaving for the ceremony? Each Photographer and each couple have different expectations for photos, it’s best to discuss in advance so you have a good understanding of your time frame. Ask your photographer what their expectations of hair and makeup are before the day, and share this information with your bridal party and artists.
- How many ladies need to be ready? It’s typically 45 minutes per lady per service, for hair and makeup, and about an hour or so for the bride, per service. I recommend everyone there at the same time instead of scheduled time slots, so that your artists can work flawlessly start to finish, without breaks, and complete all services on time. Late bridesmaids equal a late completion time. Discuss your time frame and what your stylist will require prior to the day of and don’t forget to tell your bridal party. (Add an hour to the start time, so your bridal party shows up on time. You don’t want to be late on your wedding day, do you?) I hope I’m not being too stern, I just know that when I’m on a time crunch, I am not relaxed! Here’s an old article if for interested in on a stress free morning of.
- What are your Expectations? Depending on your expectations and the stylists preferences on how they are going to create your look, the timing may change. Working with artists who have worked together before or getting in contact with both of them prior to, will create a flawless work flow that day. Remember not all hair and makeup artists work on weddings every weekend. Ask your hairstylist and makeup artist, “Is this something you do often?”, “What should I expect?”, and “Do you have any advice for us?”.
- Lastly, Do you prefer quiet time, relaxation, or are you use to a stressful morning? I recommend relaxation. The professionals you hired know how to make this happen, just ask! Discuss your expectations with your artists and plan ahead. I want you to remember this day as peaceful. We know that this is the most important day of your life, so each artist will only be working with one bride per day, or at least that’s what I prefer. If you hired the right team, they will ensure that. Keep in mind Bridal experts will cost more than your average industry professional, but hiring the right team, one that only provides services for weddings and only do one wedding per day, likely only have one goal and that’s your happiness at the end of the day. So confirm all specifics, ask questions and be educated about what to expect from each vendor (Fact: There are 600,000 licensed professionals in the beauty industry, only 10% of them continue there education after certification. It is not required like every other profession.)
If you’ve read this far, call me. I would love to give you advice on how to make things as easy as possible. I would like to call myself the “Bridal Beauty Concierge”. I’ve been styling hair for weddings for over 10 years and love every minute of it. Each wedding party’s needs and expectations are different, so express your wants and… it could just happen.
Enjoy the rest of your day! Wishing you a Beautiful Day