- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I’m seeing more and more through planning that this wedding is not just about having “the perfect big day,” but it’s about a celebration of our love and what that means to us. Every deptail might not be picture perfect, and it might not be what everyone would do, but it only has to work for us. We’ve gotten some unfavorable responses from friends & family on certain details, but I’m past caring. I’m a very type A personality, so I’m surprising myself by even saying this. (It’s probably the influence of my FI, who is very open-minded and independent.)
I chose to do something for my beauty routine that’s neither using a MUA or going DIY. I am most definitely NOT against using a pro MUA or going the DIY route for getting ready on the big day. Both are viable, and I really considered both. But I want to share my excitement over what I chose to do. (As you can see by my date, I haven’t gotten married yet, but I have already set up my day-of beauty routine.)
It started as just a desire to save money. One of my BM’s has a younger sister who is great at doing hair. I want a waterfall braid in my hairstyle on my wedding day, and I know she’s good at doing them. She just graduated HS, and I asked her to do my hair for my wedding. She was really excited!
For my makeup, that took a lot more contemplation. Then it dawned on me: one of FI’s second cousins is really good at doing makeup! She’s still in HS, but she’s really good. & what I really need is someone who can apply falsies, and she can do that really well. I called her up after she didn’t respond to my FB message, and although she was timid at first because I NEVER call her, she was really excited and flattered when I asked her!
I will be 2 weeks away from turning 23 when we get married, and I’m really looking forward to having these girls with me on that day. I know they’re honored that I asked them, and I’m really excited they said yes too! I hope this can be a bonding opportunity 🙂
BOTTOM LINE: Having the opportunity to connect with these girls on my special day is more important to me than having the “perfect” look. I know they’re both really great at what I asked them to do, so I know I’ll still look great. It’s just that I’m seeing lately that the experience is more important than the “image.” If that makes sense? I just think sometimes I get too caught up in what the wedding will look like than how it will make us feel.
Anyway, if you made it this far down this long rambling page of my incoherent thoughts, thank you! hehe 🙂