Post # 1
Just a few days ago I did my makeup trial, where I am planning on getting my hair, makeup, manicure, and pedi all from. The problem is, although she did a decent job, I felt as though I was rushed (she was the only one working), I had to do my own mascara, (which isnt a problem, but she left the room to start another client and never came back to check up on me) I waited patiently for her to help everyone else, knowing that since we live in a small town, maybe she wasnt able to have more staff on hand. After I got home, and looked in the mirror, I had to redo all my mascara, touch up the eye shadow and add touch ups here and there. After that I liked the finished outcome. I am worried though, that on the day of the wedding, is it going to be this hectic? We have 4 bridesmaids plus myself getting hair done, and I dont want to be stressing over my makeup like a few days ago.
I am wondering what everyone thinks I should do:
Should I still go with her, but keep extra makeup on hand to touch up the day of?
Since I am not very good at my own makeup, should I go into a place like MAC and get them to suggest what to use, buy it and do it myself?
Since I am from a small town, I am not sure what other options I have….It is making me very nervous for my hair trial! 🙁
Post # 3
If the makeup trial went that bad, then I wouldn’t trust her on my wedding day if I were you. What if she’s too busy on your wedding day when you have a schedule to keep? Do you really want to pay for someone else to do your makeup if you’re going to spend time fixing it when she’s done?
A couple other options:
– Find a friend who always does her makeup well and do a trial with her.
– Sign up for “makeup lessons” at a salon.
– Pay someone from a nearby city to drive out and do a house call (can get expensive though).
Post # 4
It might be less rushed with her if she is concentrating on you and your BMs instead of having to rush around to different rooms and different people. I think I would talk to her about how she behaved at the trail since it really isn’t appropriate for her to just leave you and not come back.
You might want to have someone come from nearby. My makeup artist drove from an hour away for my makeup. I only had my makeup done, not BMs though.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice… I do want to talk to her and explain why, I just dont know how to bring it up, without it being awkward. I will definatly look into makeup lessons, or see if a friend can.
Post # 6
I think you need to bring this up. Tell her you are really stressed about the timeline for the day of your wedding. You are really concerned about time and want her opinion.
Just to clarify, is this one person supposed to do the hair, makeup, and nails for you and your bridesmaids? That is a lot for one person, like insane amount of work even if you had all day to do it.
My salon has said they perfer to have a stylist dedicated to the bride on the day of. They said the bride is typically the last one to get her hair done, and if the stylist runs late for whatever reason on the other girls, then in the end its the bride that gets stuck with less time.
Ask the salon if she can recommend a friend to help the day of? Can your BM’s do their own make up??
Post # 7
There is supposed to be her, and 2 other girls to come in and do the hair for us. One other bridesmaid is getting her makeup done as well, but you are right, I do need to bring up to her my concerns for the timeline of everything. I just dont want to pay money, just for myself to finish or touch up the makeup after shes done.
I am going in next week for a makeup consultation to another place, and maybe they can help me out with ideas and I can buy some items and do the makeup myself. That way I can get some help, and buy product that I can use at a later date. Not sure if this is the way to go or not, but I guess I will see how it goes.