(Closed) Newbie with a lot of questions! lol!

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I will be getting my makeup done professionally, but that’s just because I don’t trust myself! Sometimes you can do a trial with a makeup artist (which would be cheaper then getting it done on the day of your wedding) and they will give you tips on what kind of makeup to use/how to apply it so that you can do it yourself on the day off.

That’s just an option for you to think about!

As far as photos, my aunt had her hair/makeup done at a salon… The photog showed up after that and tooks pics of all of us getting dressed, so it’s totally okay to have your hair/makeup done before the photog shows up… It also gives you time to get photos of you with your bridesmaids, mom, mother-in-law, etc.

ETA: Although now that I think about it, I bet you could get some really nice photos of you doing your own makeup if you choose to do that!!

Post # 4
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It really depends on whether you trust yourself to do it. The makeup not only has to look good, it has to stand out in professional pictures and it has to last many hours. I didn’t trust myself to be able to do a good job. I would do a trial, as @TinyTina suggested, or you can go to a makeup counter at a dept store or at MAC, etc, and have them give you a lesson. Then try  it yourself and see how it looks 6 or 7 hours later.

Post # 5
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Definitely make sure you know how to apply enough makeup so it doesn’t just disappear in the pics.


My photog showed up as my makeup artist arrived. While she was setting up/getting started on me, my photog shot my shoes, bouquet, invites, etc to make sure she got all the details. When I had all my foundation on, that’s when she started shooting me getting my makeup on – just so I didn’t look totally awful sans makeup in the pics :-). If you do a first look and portraits before the ceremony, you’ll need her to be there more than 2 hours beforehand

Post # 6
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You really, really want to have your makeup done professionally!!! So many people don’t and they have naked face in photos. You will be surprised at how much makeup you need for it to translate nicely to photos. I went to a wedding where the bride had barely any makeup on and i thought she looked lovely in person. In her photographs? It didn’t translate to the camera because it just wasn’t enough. Getting your skin prepped does a LOT for you! Takes the shine out and everything. Oh and false eyelashes make a monstrous difference in photos.

You could always go to a few makeup counters–a lot of those people freelance on the side. What was it specifically about the makeup you didn’t like?

If you have any doubts, you should take a bunch of photos afterwards and see what it looks like. Because frankly, i felt like i had a LOT on right after my trial. I took a bunch of photos inside and out, SLEPT in it (i wanted to see how durable it was, lol) and i was amazed at how subtly made up i looked in person.

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