Post # 1
We are getting married in about 7 months but I am trying to plan as much as possible to alleviate last minute stress through the holiday season. Who are you using for flowers, hair and makeup?? Please share your budget friendly suggestions as I am on a strict budget!
We are having our wedding at the Sheraton in Towson for 70 guests. It is an evening event and I would really like to have some one come out and do our hair/makeup but I have a small bridal party (me and 2 MOHs). A lot of people I have researched wont come up for this small of a group 🙁 Any suggestions would be really helpful. Maybe some up and coming hair/makeup artists? I was originally talking about this with my hair dresser but she moved out of town recently.
I am not completely opposed to going to a salon so feel free to leave suggestions on that too!
We are meeting with a second florist this week but I just cant swallow the cost of flowers. We really only need bouquets (3), bouts (4) and two small ceremony arrangements. I would like to add cake flowers and mother corsages but these arent must-haves. We are not having floral centerpeices so I know that will save. Plus I am not picky on specific flowers, I am just going for an overall style.
Thanks for any help/advice/suggestions!!
Post # 3
I’m using Sydni Harris for makeup.
I LOVE her! She’s charging $150 for bridal makeup on location. If you leave a review on wedding wire, then you get 15% off. She charges between $40-$55 for bridesmaid makeup.
I’m having 76 people at my wedding and 2 MOHs also. We also have a groomsmaid getting her makeup done and my mom but Sydni would come out even if it was just the three of us. She’s so nice! Give her a call.
Post # 4
Carolyn of Cache Fleur is based out of Annapolis but she travels. She did my daughter’s wedding a couple of years ago and everything was fabulous. She’ll work in your budget too.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I went to my regular salon, Grapevine: http://grapevinehairstudio.com/, and LOVED what Jen and Katie did. Jen *nailed* my inspiration photos, and they have good yelp reviews. http://www.yelp.com/biz/grapevine-hair-studio-baltimore
Have you thought about doing your own flowers? It’s certainly doable, especially with a smaller bridal party, and that you’re looking at minimal arrangements. Calla lillies are ridicuously easy to arrange, or if you get one type of roses.
I bought our flowers via Sam’s Club, and for under $500 we had 13 small centerpieces, a FABULOUS bridal bouquet (probably would have been $300 from a florist), two Maid/Matron of Honor bouquets, 3 corsages, 8 bouts, and three other small cake table/etc arrangements, and extra flowers left over.