Am I able to wear makeup to try on wedding gowns?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
9251 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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sbl99 :  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 # 4
1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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
1149 posts
Bumble bee

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
5250 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

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
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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
2937 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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
7580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
47412 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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sbl99 :  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
196 posts
Blushing bee

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
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I only went to one place that asked you not to wear makeup, but I knew ahead of time.

Post # 13
97 posts
Worker bee

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
3085 posts
Sugar bee

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.  

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