While wedding season is still in swing, I decided to post some tips to those of you who may still be getting married this year or know someone who is taking that trip down the aisle. These tips are also good for women wanting to get an early start on next year. If you have a wedding in February or March of 2016, for instance, now is a great time to start your makeup artist search.
A wedding can be a huge undertaking. So much effort is put into the day. Every couple wants all guests to have a great time. It's only natural to do so.
How much thought have you put into capturing and preserving those beautiful, once-in-a life-time memories for you and your family?
I'm pretty sure you have your photographer/videographer for your wedding or maybe you are in the final stages of deciding who your photographer/videographer will be.
Do you have your hair and makeup team in place? If not, here are some tips for you as you are planning for your big day:
1. Remember the "small" things.
Small things are actually big things when it comes to the details of a wedding. Memory preservation will be key in the days to come. The memories will be all that you have left of your wedding day. I've heard brides being warned about how fast the day goes and it's so completely true. All of the planning and decisions that you've probably spent several months working on have now come down to these few hours. Time flies!
Preserving memories are vital when telling the story of your wedding day. You want these memories to be preserved well and look great. Be sure to start looking for a professional wedding photographer (if you haven't already) and a professional makeup/hair team. The two are important keys in creating stunning, lasting images. The right photographer/videographer captures the "essence" who you are in a still photo. You need to 'come alive' in the image or on the video. This is something to keep in mind when choosing your wedding vendor team. The right makeup artist/hair team will capture your beauty in a way that translates beautifully in person and in photography.
This is also the day and age of "instant" photography, so you may have images of you on Facebook or Twitter posted from wedding guests. Why not look your best in every image?
2. Waiting until the last minute may cost you. Start planning early.
Starting to plan sooner rather than later will help you in the long run. You may have to do quite a bit of research to find the right photographer and beauty expert for your needs and goals. One size does not fit all. I can not tell you the stories and horrible experiences some of my clients have shared with me. Thankfully, many of them found professionals in time for their weddings because they did not give up in their quest to find the right person.
Don't just assume that the first professional you meet with is going to seal the deal. The other day, as a matter of fact, I had someone tell me that she was looking for another artist because her first one wasn't quite able to provide the look she wanted. I would suggest to any bride that she finds and gets exactly what she wants on her day because 'do-overs' aren't an option. It is wise to consider working with vendors (including photographers, event planners, catering services, etc.) who understand your personality and vision. This, too, may take some time, giving your another reason to start planning early. You can go to bridal shows (which are great) but don't forget "word of mouth" as an option.
3. Tips on finding an artist.
The hard part for many brides is knowing what to look for in an artist or where to start. As stated earlier in this post, you will want to start as early as you can. When you meet with a potential artist to hire for your wedding, expect a consultation. A consultation is a trial run of makeup. It allows you to Some artists charge a small fee for consults and some do not. Be sure to ask. Also, when the consulation is taking place, you want to take note of how you feel. Was the bridal makeup artist able to make your vision come to life? Were you able to get an idea of what you would look like on your wedding day?
4. Go with your gut.
This one doesn't really need a lot of explanation. Trust your gut. Doing a little homework is a must. Know what you want or what you don't want. You can make clearer choices when you are prepared. Going with my gut has never failed me yet.