Post # 1
Hi bees! I ned some help making a decision about how to do my hair and makeup for my bridal portraits. I know these are a super regional things and some people think they’re weird, but I’m donig them because I’m from a traditional southern family, and when asked if we would have them my mom said: Well of course!
Also, I have a really beautiful custom made all-lace dress made with lace from 4 generations of family (my grandmother and subsequent matriarchs designed wedding dresses out of their homes), so I want to get some good details shots of it, etc. and don’t want to waste time on the wedding day doing a lot of that… So it works out.
I’m trying to decide how to do hair and makeup, though. Should I do it all the same as my trial (aka wedding day look) or should I switch it up and do something different because I can? My wedding day look is a side-swept curly updo. I’m leaning towards doing my makeup similarly to my trial and doing my hair differently (half-up, half-down for example with my strapless sweetheart gown), but I’m wondering if I’ll regret not having my portraits look like my wedding day? This is probably silly, but I’d love to hear others opinions!
Post # 2
I think bridal portraits are a great idea if you can afford them. They let you feel what it’s like to walk and move in your dress and shoes. Kind of like a dress rehearsal for your wedding. I’m contemplating doing this and I think I would choose different hair and makeup, just to have fun with different looks. I think the only regret you might have is if you feel you look better one way or the portraits turn out better than the wedding photos (or visa versa). I don’t think I’d regret them not looking the same.
Post # 3
I think the portrait is a great idea. I would love to do that but I am on a tight budget and have already gone over as far as the guest list. I would think doing a different look might be cool so you get some variety of shots. Even if you do it the same I bet its worth it to have more to pick from. I wouldn’t stress it. I bet you will look beautiful both times if someone good is doing hair and makeup.
Post # 4
I’m planning on doing my bridal portraits on the same day as my hair and makeup trial, figured I’d kill two birds with one stone! So by default mine will be the same. Plus I’ll be able to see how my look will turn out in photographs the day of and tweak it here and there if necessary. I think the half-up half-down sounds pretty though!
Post # 5
kristin36890 : Yes, I totally agree. I was kind of on the fence about them before, but I think being able to have my dress on for a bit and making sure it’s comfortable on for an extended period of time without stretching out too much, etc. will be really helpful for me.
weddinggirl2009 : Luckily I love my hair and makeup artist, so I’m sure it will turn out great! And she’s really fun to be with. I think I’m going to switch it up even if just a little bit. 🙂
bayoubee : I thought about this at first, but I’m not able to do the portraits until right before the wedding, and it just made me anxious to wait that long for the trial… So I did the trial on my last trip, but I was able to have a dress fitting the same day as my trial and seeing everything together was really helpful! That’s a smart idea to see how the look turns out in pictures, too, though…
Thanks ladies for your help with this super-trivial matter! haha. I think I’m leaning towards the half-up half-down style and talking to my MUA about what she recommends for makeup, if we should do something slightly different.