Post # 1
The bride just emailed all the BMs and we’re all going to do our own hair and make up, as well as the brides. She also has not planned for more than a few hours for this, even though there are 8 of us. Me and another Bridesmaid or Best Man are the most hands on/creative, so I think we’re going to be the ones doing most of the work. Any tips on keeping sane and on schedule?
Post # 3
Start earlier than you think you need to.
Last week at my cousin’s wedding she had only allotted two hours for six girls, a bride, two junior bridesmaids and the MOB. I kept telling her it wasn’t enough time but she thought otherwise.
Post # 4
I know, it’s going to be nuts. It’s also in another country, so we won’t have a ton on had. At this point, we don’t even know *where* we’re getting ready. I mainly just care about her and that she looks good.
Post # 5
none of you should wash your hair the day of the wedding. hair looks better and is easier to work with when it’s a little dirty. however, if that’s not an option, a good texturing product will help clean hair be a little more cooperative. when hair is “behaving” it gets done quicker 🙂
Post # 6
make sure you’ve stocked up on disposables (mascara wands, spatulas, lip brushes, etc), and use a good, quick-drying brush cleaner (I assume you will be using your own brushes??). My personal favorite for my professional kit is Parian Spirit. Palette paper (get at a craft store/art store) is also good (as opposed to using a metal palatte that you have to disinfect), because when you’re done with one person and ready for the next, you can just toss your palette paper and disposables and have your new piece all ready to go for the next person.
Have at least 2 sets of brushes and if you can, show another member of the bridal party how to clean them so they can clean one set for you while you work with the 2nd set. That way, you’ll always have a fresh set of brushes ready to go.
Post # 7
What is a texturing product?
Post # 8
usually texturizing products are in the form of a wax or a cream/paste. i like to to use paul mitchell’s re-works or dry wax. you don’t want to use something that’s going to make the hair stiff. a texturizing product will leave the hair flexible so you can move the hair around and create the style you want. hairspray can work sometimes as long as it’s not a really strong hold and you don’t use too much.
Post # 9
Hi! Have everyone wash there hair the night before or day of, make a list of who has the thickest hair to thinnest start in that order.
Have a coulple sets of hot rollers set the last few in those while styling the others,
Have everyone put there own foundation on, start with everyones eyes and cheeks, leave lips for the very end.
hope this helps!