Wedding Wardrobe, Hairstyle, and Makeup

In wedding nuptials, the bride’s appearance is something noticeable all throughout different stages of the wedding itself. She gets a major percentage of the attention before the ceremony, while it is being held, and even after it is through at the reception. What she wears, her hairstyles, and makeup are subject to praise or scrutiny from guests, friends, and family.

Wardrobe, Hairstyle, and Makeup

Some wedding consultants or boutiques can provide all clothes and accessories. But most often, the wedding gown is ordered separately from couturiers. You can buy one straight from the display section of a wedding shop or order a personalised design custom fitted with the bride’s body measurements.

Hair and makeup is accomplished in salons or parlors. You can even hire a personal makeup artist who will be responsible for the bride’s overall look. There are even mobile makeup artists who are on the road and are ready to provide service on the spot. Aside from the bride, the makeup and hairstyle of the wedding entourage is often included when hiring a makeup and hair expert from salons.

Practical tips for makeup and hairstyle

On makeup, find what matches the person’s personality, skin tone, the shape of his or her face, dress color, the event’s theme, and of course for what occasion it is for. In this case, we are talking about weddings. You can choose among various options available. There had been numerous styles introduced during the past few years. It can be modern, classy, elegant, simple, and so much more.

On hair styling, the same rules as mentioned on makeup apply. The person’s hair texture and length should also be considered. There are numerous ways to manage curly or straight and long or short styles of hair. Hiring a professional hair stylist helps especially if you have no idea what hair style to choose. Salons even have a brochure of hairstyles you can choose from to make it easier.

Modern day wedding hairstyles which are often used include the bee hive, angels and curls up, natural curls pulled back, and an elegant looking style. For brides with lengthy hair, some styles which can be applied include locks, the Madonna, the popular bun, long flowing straight, and adding curls, twists, or waves. For those with shorter hair, a few styles often utilised include the Egyptian princess, an elegant wave, the simple past look, and curls made on top with wild and crazy designs.

All other participants of the wedding such as the groom, bride’s maids, groom’s men, sponsors, and even both parties’ parents do not receive the same attention as the bride does. Nonetheless, they can also benefit from well prepared wardrobes, hair styles, and makeup.

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If you plan to do your own hair know this: Your wedding morning is NOT, I repeat, is not like any other day! You will be stressed even if you don’t feel stressed. Stress for some makes them get quiet, for some emotional and for others kind of well, you know bridzilla. But a well planned thought out morning will make all the difference.

1. Practice, practice! Time your practice session and make a list of all of the tools and products you will need. If you are not going to be in your home, you will need to plan ahead of time and pack well.

2. If you are doing your hair at your home put everything in a basket and hide it away to bring out fresh and ready for your special day.

3. Schedule times for showers if the house is full of family and guests. (You matter most, allow yourself this indulgence.)

4. Make sure there is a mirror and a counter or table to work from. ( not a steamy slippery sink) Note: If there is a need for others to shower, set up a blow dry station outside of the bathroom so the time line stays on course.

5. Make sure there are proper outlets where ever it is you will be doing your own hair, if not bring a power bar and extension cord. Older inns and Bed & Breakfast’s may not have as many outlets or one near good lighting.

6. Put all of your pretty under things on first and cover up with a button down shirt or robe. This way after hair and makeup are done, just slip into your gown!

Is a stylist traveling to you?

1. Give exact, adequate directions and phone numbers. Many times brides give the directions they follow and forget the stylist may be coming from the opposite side of the highway. Or make sure she has GPS.

2. Have a spot prepared and set up for the stylist to work. It can be a large bath room, a well lit dining room or kitchen. Put out hot pads or thick towels to protect surfaces from hot tools.

3. The stylist does not need a mirror to mimic her work environment but you will want one. But she does need good lighting.

4. Don’t assume the stylist can do extra people last minute. Make sure everyone who is having their hair done is mentioned ahead of time and arrives promptly. If and only if all of the assigned people are done then ask if some one can be added in.

5. Be ready yourself. The worse thing for me was when brides were not ready for me upon my arrival as some stylist may have another wedding planned after yours. In planning your morning allow extra time for interruptions. They will occur.

Are you going to a salon?

1. Schedule your wedding day hair appointment at least eight weeks ahead or as soon as your date is open in the computer system.

2. Have a trial run practice session at least a month ahead and bring a picture of your dress and your headpiece with you to the salon. Bring a trusted friend to take photos of your hair styles in stages and from all sides once completed. This is worth the added cost to your bottom line, trust me.

3. Record your travel time from the salon to where you are getting dressed. Consider the day of week and if church will be letting out or if a holiday parade will be in the way on your wedding.

4. Add on extra time for getting dressed and make-up if the salon is not applying it.

5. Ask for more than one stylist to help with the wedding party. Three stylists for a party of six is the best bet for staying on schedule.

6. Schedule all nail appointments for the day before, this also saves time.

7. Don’t expect to get your favorite stylist to do your wedding hair if you desire an intricate Up-do. This is a specialty service and best left for the salon’s up-do expert or team.

8. Don’t forget your veil. I can’t tell you how many brides have. Put it in the car the night before or on the door you will be leaving from. Have the stylist show someone from the wedding party how to remove it for later in the day.

However you choose to start your wedding morning, start it well rested, well planned and beautiful!

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