Post # 1
Hey ladies. First wedding dress boutique appointments are this weekend (eeek!!!!!).
Simple question – am I able wear makeup? Is there a rule? If I rock up with my standard every day fare, will they throw a MU remover wipe in my face?
I don’t cake it on or anything, just foundation and a bit of bronzer, but I can’t see a situation where a little transfer wouldn’t happen on a flawlessly white dress, let alone putting on and taking off a few bloody dozen of them in a row….
Anyway. Just curious…. I want to get a photo of the dress I pick (I know you can’t just take photos unless you’ve committed to a gown) and I want to look nice.
Post # 2
Where I am (Australia) quite a few salons had the no make up rule and made any brides remove it with wipes. I think this is a salon and region thing so it is best to ask when making the appointment.
Post # 3
Heya! Thanks I am in Australia (Perth) – I think I will double check with the 3 salons I have booked. Thanks!
Post # 4
I’ve actually never heard of a salon requesting you remove it. Never was an issue with either my sister or my friend. Maybe it is a regional thing?
You can either go with minimal makeup or call ahead and ask what their policy is… or go balls to the wall and wear it and just remove if they ask.
Post # 5
When I tried wedding dresses on, they get you to step into it. So it’s not going over your head or touching your face. But I didn’t see any no make up rule either.
Post # 6
The place I bought mine from had a strict no fake tan rule and they requested you apply makeup sensibly in order to keep the dresses clean. I visited one other store which didn’t have this rule and the dresses were so disgusting! I don’t even know how you could have bought from that place as the colours were so off, and this was a very upmarket store.
Post # 7
I’ve never heard of this so perhaps it’s a regional thing – double check with the salons you’re visiting. Every dress I tried on I stepped into – I never put one over my head so the risk of getting makeup on it just wasn’t there.
Post # 8
I went to three bridal salons and only one had a makeup rule. It wasn’t no makeup, it just asked that if makeup is on your face, please pull the dresses up instead of over.
Post # 9
Just go without makeup. The salons will appreciate it and so will all the ladies who try on the same dress after you.
Post # 10
Take a large square silk scarf with you. Put it over your head if you have a dress you can’t step into. Make sure you have no makeup on your lower neck, chest or shoulders. They may still have a no makeup rule.
Post # 11
the salon will typically let you know when you book an appointment. Only one of the three salons I went to had a no makeup rule.
Post # 12
I only went to one place that asked you not to wear makeup, but I knew ahead of time.
Post # 13
I went to a shop that gave you a like hair net (but no holes) thing to put over your face when pulling dresses on over your head, then just take it off when your in it
Post # 14
I didn’t encounter anywhere with a no-makeup rule. If you’re worried about it, bring a silk scarf to wrap around your face.