Post # 1
Question for you about getting ready on the big day. My dress is a fit and flare. I happen to have wider hips so in order to put my dress on I have to pull it down over my head. I want to say most ladies step into theirs which makes getting ready with hair and makeup beforehand easier to do? I think in my case it will have to be the opposite – dress first then hair/makeup.
Do I need to fashion myself some sort of dress poncho/bubble to keep any beauty products/hair spray off of my dress?
Side story: Last year a friend of mine got married, her makeup artist(a family friend) came to the house. She set up shop in the living room and after we were all done up, it was time for some pictures in the same room. The makeup artist was careful to clean up before this took place or so we thought. The bride ended up with foundation marks on the train of her dress from some drops that were not cleaned up completely. My friend had a mini panic attack but we were able to lift enough of it off of the material to where it was less noticeable.
Eek! ^^Hence the paranoia & this post!
Post # 3
@wifeyoneill21: Oh… this is a stuff one. You should ask your make-up artist about this, maybe they have had brides with your type of dress in the past. I had airbrush foundation that didn’t smudge so easily so it all depends on what they use.
Post # 4
I would think that with a couple people helping you, you should be able to swoop the dress on over your head without messing up your hair or make-up.
My dress has to go on over my head too, because I’m wearing a slip skirt underneath. I can’t put the slip on after the dress, because it comes up kind of high, so I’ll have to have the dress put on over my head.
But when I was trying on dresses, I remember the majority of them being put on over my head – there were only a few that could be stepped into, I think.
I think you’ll be okay.
Post # 5
I know this is usually a huge no-no, but my seamstress swears by it. Right before you put your dress on, put a plastic bag over your head, as soon as you’re able, take it off. She said the plastic will keep the make up off the dress and make the dress slide easier so it doesn’t ruin your hair.
I was able to step into my dress, so I didn’t try it, but like I said, my seamstress swears it works.
Post # 6
@MarMBer: That’s what I plan on having done is airbrush, it helps to hear it doesn’t smudge as easily as conventional makeup! Thanks!
@csteen85: My dress bodice was taken in on either side and it fits me better above my hips as that part of me is smaller. hmm hopefully with the help my bridesmaids, we can get it over my head without a lot of hassle. Thank you for the reply!
@Fall_In_Love22: lol I would take the risk if it meant keeping my dress clean! I’ll have to keep that in mind, thanks!