I didn’t do a hair and make-up dress rehersal

July 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

“My biggest wedding regret is that I didn’t pay the extra money to have hair and make-up fully done before the wedding. I hated the way it looked on my wedding day and in the pictures.”

You’re spending a small fortune on your wedding and the place you are going to save is by not spending a little extra money to have your hair and make-up done before the event?

That is not smart. At all.

Regardless of who is doing your make-up or how good they are at their craft, this is not the place that you want to take a chance. Try negotiating a full hair and make-up trial before you sign on with a given make-up artist – that is the only point where you have any leverage whatsoever. Also, and I hate to sound like your mother here, but this is one place that you should think hard before making decisions that you are going to have to see for the rest of your life.

For example: Tiaras are cute on 4-year olds and beautiful on Royalty. That’s it. You may have been told that you are a princess on your wedding day but, and I am sorry that I am the one who has to break it to you, you are not. You are just a very well made-up [hopefully], starved-skinny, coiffed version of your normal self. And when the pixie dust has been wiped from the dance floor, you don’t want to look back at your pictures and think that you look like as one bride so beautifully put it “Millenium Barbie”. Ok, that might be a little harsh, we actually have a few tiara hairdos that we love.

Your make-up is arguably more important than even your hair. I will never forget when a close friend of mine had her pictures developed she looked like she had a full on moustache. No joke. Something about the combination of foundation that was slightly off mixed with powder that was also slightly off just created this awful 5 O’clock shadow. I should not even joke about it because it was so sad. Have your make-up done and have someone take a few pictures of you in normal daylight so you get some idea of how it looks when you are not under the soft and beautiful light of the make-up artist.

Don’t make the same mistake. You are paying a lot of money to have your hair and make-up done professionally, make sure that it is going to be worth it.


Entry filed under: Hair and Make-up Related.

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