Remember that there will be constant picture taking and video capturing. The make-up will be specially designed with this mind so you will have some truly amazing and memorable photos and video. We will travel to the location where the bride and party will be getting ready. The arrival and start time for beauty will depend on time of ceremony, arrival time of photographer, and on the number of persons in the bridal party.
Schedule a hair/makeup trial well before the wedding date.
The trial will give you a chance to see how you will look on your wedding day. The tone, shade and color of the make-up can be varied to accomplish the look that most compliments your features and style, and most importantly to make you feel comfortable and confident. Be prepared the day of your trial.
- Have pictures of the way you would like your hair and makeup to look. Also photos of your gown will be of great help. Your dress style and cut, the time of your wedding and the season of the year. This will help you make a better choice in hairstyle and makeup.
- When you meet with the professional make sure you explain clearly the colors and styles you have chosen from magazines or pictures. This will give the artist a visual image and point of reference to create your look.
- Wear a top similar in color to your wedding dress.
Take pictures before and after the trial. By all means, if you are no satisfied with the outcome of the first trial, schedule another. If your first trial did not go as you planned or you did not feel comfortable or sure with the professional, I recommend that you should schedule a trial with another professional. The most important thing is that on your wedding day you feel confident and comfortable with the person who will be making you look your best.
Skin treatments and facial scrubs should be done at least one or two weeks before your wedding, just in case of a skin reaction.
Waxing should also be mentioned since there are many risks such as: allergic reactions and burning parts of your body or face. If you are not accustomed to this technique, I highly recommend avoiding it before the wedding.
Self-tanning lotions should be tried a few months before the wedding. On occasions they will make the skin look orange or give the skin an uneven tone.
Tanning beds, if you have chosen this technique, begin in short sessions and start at least two months before the wedding.
Tanning naturally should be done in the morning or late afternoon and always use sunblock; drink lots of water to help hydrate your skin before exposing yourself to the sun.
Do not over expose your skin to the sun. It will be very difficult to even up your skin tone, and as a result you will go from a natural and fresh look to one with excessive makeup.
Most importantly, get plenty of sleep and rest; don’t stress, and enjoy the magic and beauty of your special day.