(Closed) Parental Involvement in Wedding Planning

posted 3 years ago in South Asian
Post # 16
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136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I would imagine your Mother-In-Law would hire someone to do your hair and makeup because 1) it’s much cheaper in India to get those services done and 2) she wants to show you off!  

I would make sure to communicate to the make-up artist you want something simple and show pictures.  If you are worried about a language gap, have a trusted translator (not MIL).  Be very firm in what you want; Indian bridal make up is expected to be bold so an artist might balk when you show her simple looks.

At minimum, I’d say foundation, blush, eyeliner, and mascara.  The makeup artist should have eye shadows that are lighter and look natural.

Post # 18
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

 

sabrina8candy , akshali2000

 

Thanks a lot, I hope you don’t mind that I’m hijacking your thread, akshali2000. I can make my own, if you want. I saw you talking about make-up and that was the first time I considered that I would need indian make-up as well.

A make up trial might be a good idea to explore. I’m not sure if there will be enough time for that, but it’s something to keep in mind.

My Mother-In-Law is quite nice. She’s excited about the festivities and we have given her almost free reign in what she wants to do. But so far, every time I expressed that I wanted something, I got my way without any argument.

I’d expect it to be the same when it comes to make-up, especially since she herself doesn’t seem to be huge on it. I’m just having trouble to decide for myself what I actually want, since I’m so unexperienced with indian make-up (and make-up in general). It will be easier to express a preference if I actually know what my preference is. 

I’m currently thinking I will insinst they use my own foundation. Since it’s semi-sheer, that should help avoid the caked-up look I hate. I’m also on the hunt for a brighter lipstick that looks good on me. Do you think I should try and match the red of the lehenga? Many indian brides seem to do that in pictures, but I’m afraid it would make me look like a zombie. 

Post # 19
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136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

mahi :  always a good idea to use your own foundation!  Using another foundation with different ingredients your skin is not used to could make you break out, etc.  

Absolutely no need to do a red lip if it doesn’t suit you!  I’m dark-skinned but plan to do something a little lighter, maybe a berry pink.  My fiance is not a fan of red lipstick and while I usually ignore his opinion on this stuff, I’ll make an exception for our wedding 😉

Post # 20
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320 posts
Helper bee

mahi :  do you have your dress for the reception already? Maybe you could experiment with different looks and see how they go with the dress (especially lipstick shade). I’m worried as well that my makeup artist will want to do a bolder look. Personally I am mainly hoping to avoid false eyelashes for the wedding as I don’t like how they feel, even if they do look good in photos! But I’m worried if I have full makeup it would look incomplete without them. I am definitely leaning towards asking for a makeup trial now. I hope your makeup artist is willing to do minimal makeup; in any case your reception in India sounds amazing!

akshali2000 :  Sorry for hijaking your thread originally as well to talk about my Mother-In-Law 🙂 Things are going very well with her lately and the planning is moving along nicely! Getting very excited for my wedding!

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

@rosabelle. The dresses are in India, but I saw them a couple of months ago, when I tried them on for fit. But you gave me a good idea. Today I went out and bought some t shirts in (I hope) the same coLors. I think I got a pretty close match. 

I’m gearing up to talk to my Mother-In-Law about my make-up (and hair) concerns. I think it will help knowing what her plans and views are. I’m not really bothered about hair; I think I’ll be happy with pretty much any hair style. 

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