Post # 1
I am a bridesmaid in my sister in laws june wedding. She sent a message asking about hair and makeup. Hair would be $40 and makeup $50 (airbrushed). I agreed for the hair but thought I would get my makeup done at the makeup counter at the mall (running low on powder anyway, so why not get my makeup done for free and purchase the items I already need).
I was talking to the brides mother and she said that everyone had agreed to get the hair done and 3 of the 5 bridemaids are getting makeup done. I dont want to look different in the photos and stand out as one of the only bridesmaids that has a different look in makeup.
I have oily skin and I am a little concerned about the airbrush makeup since it will be june and hot. Also I tend to cry at weddings and I read that the airbrush will come off in the areas your tears run and will not blend together.
Anyway, the problem is I am also arranging all of the fresh flowers for the wedding and have to deliver them to the church myself. It is going to take a ton of time, not to mention I have to pick up an elderly family member and transport her to the wedding as well. The hair salon is in one direction and she made the appointment at 11 am. Then the makeup counter is 30 minutes in the opposite direction. After that the family members house is back in the same area as the hair salon. Because I cant leave the flowers in my car the whole time I will have to drive back to my house again and then finally to the church. The wedding is at 4 and I have to get there early to help set up. I just cant see where I will find all of the time.
The question is should I just pay and get my makeup airbrushed at the hair salon at 11 am or should I do my makeup myself. I dont want to spend all the time driving if I can avoid it. I also do not really think I will like airbrush (never had it before though) but it seems like forking over the extra $50 would save me a lot of energy and I would blend in with the wedding party. Just wanted to get opinions.
Thanks for reading my LOOOONG story.
Post # 3
Honestly, I think you are spreading yourself too thin for that day. To conserve time, definitely just get your hair and makeup done at the same place. I really don’t know how you are going to have time to arrange all of the flowes, get your hair and makeup done, deliver the flowers, pick p the family member and be dressed for the wedding at 4. Is it possible to have someone else drive this family member? Are you doing the flowers before the hair and makeup appt? the appt is scheduled for 11, but is that when you will have yours done? It’s possible that you may not leave the salon until several hours later.
Post # 4
I think you can do it yourself and look fantastic!!! I did my own wedding day makeup and I am really glad I did 🙂 I had gone to a counter to get them to show me something and practice on me so i could get some tips and while I got great tips I also left not looking like myself, I was able to apply what the told me and do it in moderation and it was wonderful!!!
Post # 5
You sound like you will be insanely busy, so I say do it yourself 🙂 You will do a nice job and save yourself some time 🙂
Post # 6
Do it yourself. Practice ahead of time and set all your makeup aside so you know exactly what you’re using.
Post # 7
I’ve done my own makeup for all three of the weddings in which I’ve been a bridesmaid, as well as for some of the other bridesmaids, and I’ve gotten lots of compliments. In my opinion, it’s quicker and cheaper, and you can do it on your schedule as opposed to when the makeup artist is ready for you. If you’re insecure about techniques for the weather and emotions, ask someone at the makeup counter for help, but I wouldn’t go out of your way if you typically wear makeup and are comfortable applying it yourself.
Post # 8
Thanks so much for your input. I have decided to do my makeup myself. I will be doing most of the flowers the night before ( my husband agreed to help since it is HIS sister getting married ) so hopefully it wont be too crazy. I am feeling the stress though. I did my flowers for my own wedding but it was MUCH smaller. Only 2 bridesmaids and 2 groomsmen & 10 table arrangement. She is having 5 bridemaids, 5 groomsmen, 25 tables, plus she wants arrangements all over (bathroom, cake table, gift table, etc) and corsages and bouts for the parents, grandparents, etc. Keep thinking what did I get myself into .
Anyway, thanks for the replies and the opinions, I appreciate all the input.