Aug. 13. 2018
One of the wedding day vendors that couples often wait until the last minute to book is hair and makeup professionals! Your wedding day beauty can be booked a bit closer to the big day (3-6 months in advance), but definitely shouldn’t be forgotten!
I am a huge advocate for professional hair and makeup. For one, people are looking at you ALL day long! You’re wearing the most beautiful outfit you’ve likely ever owned and you have a professional photographer capturing the entire occasion. Why wouldn’t you want to look (and feel) your best?!
First: Decide if you want on-location beauty services or if you prefer to go to the salon/studio.
Second: Have a clear vision for the type of beauty you want. Dramatic, classic, whimsical, etc.
Third: Ask your planner who they recommend based on your budget & preferred look.
Fourth: If you insist on doing your own search (I get it), Check with local bridal publications, on Instagram and across a variety of other platforms. Make sure their look is consistent between them all! Keep in mind that someone who has experience in bridal specifically is a plus because it means they’re aware of how makeup translates in professional imagery (there are some special tricks they employ to be sure you have that radiant, bridal glow).
Fifth: View their portfolio, check availability, then references/reviews.
Sixth: Have a trial earlier rather than later!
Finally: Book them! That means a signed contract and a deposit. Then trust that they’ll get the job done. Beautifully 😉
And what should you budget? Between $50 – $150 for makeup and $100-$150 for hair. Whether they’re on location and also attending to your bridal party will impact this number.
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