Post # 1
What is your wedding look philsophy? I’ve been focusing on finding a dress, jewelry, etc that fit my personality and are reminiscent of what I normally wear. So I’ve got a simple dress, a dramatic cameo necklace (I may wind up wearing pearls after I see how it looks), and I plan on doing my own hair and makeup, which will consist of brushing my hair and possibly pinning back my side swept bangs, and putting on foundation and a bit of eyeshadow.
My problem is that recently I’ve seen so many gorgeous pictures of brides with elaborate hair styles and romantic, soft makeup, and sometimes I feel like I may disappoint my fiance by looking relatively normal on our wedding day. Just me but in a white dress. But he will be him, just in a tuxedo. Hopefully I didn’t ramble too much and some of you will understand what I’m talking about.
Have any of you had the same internal debate? What did you decide?
Post # 3
There are plenty of pics of girls that look beautiful and much more natural look for some inspiration pics and I’m surul you’ll be happy with your decision 🙂
Post # 4
I think it’s fine as long as you’re comfortable! I personally don’t think I would get all glammed out either, because I’d been too busy worried about messing up my hair or makeup instead of enjoying myself. You’ll be glowing no matter what on your wedding day, and your fiancee is marrying you for you. I can’t imagine him being disappointed. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford
I know how you feel! I am not the super glitzy type, although people keep telling me its the only day in your life to be extra glamorous. I made my first mistake by buying a glitzy dress that I didn’t feel like myself in, only to return it for a “plain” one that I LOVE. Secondly, I bought fancy jewelry because i was told by my Mother-In-Law its what you are “supposed” to wear…only to take it back too. It’s your wedding day- you have to be comfortable in what you are wearing. Your fiancé wants to see YOU, not some airbrushed, sparkle queen (unless that’s how you normally are :P).
Post # 6
I’m all for glam and glitz. My regular day to day is a full face of makeup. I’ll be going very over the top for my hair/makeup, but that’s what I want.
If you want a more natural look, that is perfectly fine! Your fi will be floored how you look no matter what!
EDIT : I will be pickup my usual tanning routine, but that was quite common for me . And my hair is always dyed anyway, so that’s normal.
Post # 7
@katehh08: I think that you should look the best version of yourself, but the key is to stay comfortable.
I’m really pale so I’d never get a spray tan… I’d look like an oompa loompa. I don’t ever wear fake tanner so it would be weird to do so at my wedding.
I don’t wear a LOT of makeup, so I wouldn’t wear anything ridiculously heavy, since it would feel uncomfortable for me.
I’m all for elaborate updos, though.. if you want one, go for it! Now’s the time.
Nothing wrong with dolling up for your wedding. I do wonder about the brides who starve themselves to fit into the dress, get the spray tan, dye the hair… and basically look completely different once they go back to their regular lives.
Post # 8
I think it will come together as you put your look together and figure out what parts you want to go all out on and what you want to keep simple. For me, my dress and shoes I went all out on, and I kept the jewlery simple and my hair and makeup more on the natural side while still being bridal. I absolutely could not wear my hair up, because I just felt like it was no longer me. I don’t know, it just came together
Post # 9
A tiny bit more makeup and effort on hair can make the day seem more special. I usually just brush hair and don’t wear makeup, or if I do just blush and mascara. I’m doing light makeup (adding a bit of foundation, eye shadow, and lip stain), curling my hair, and doing a simple waterfall braid (that is Bridesmaid or Best Man will). Very close to my normal look, but just an bit more polished. A tux is very formal, just keep that in mind. Using hot rollers will take you 15 minutes or so, and makes gorgeous curls. My untouched hair (air dried with nothing) looks… Not good enough for a wedding lol.
You will still look like you, and being just a little more fancy won’t change that
Post # 10
I see where you’re coming from. I am having my hair and makeup done but I want a natural look and a soft messy bun for my hair, nothing too “fancy”. I do dress up and spend extra time on my hair and makeup when we go out on a date and say we were going to an elegant ball or event I would wear an even nicer outfit/dress and spend even more time on my hair.
Also, keep in mind that everyday makeup doesn’t photograph well so that is one main reason that I want my makeup done as well. I love pictures and I’d hate to look washed out in he pictures we are spending a ton of money on.
To me, our wedding is going to be an extra special event so I want to look extra special.
I also don’t want the added stress of doing my own hair and makeup the day of my wedding.
Post # 11
I say natural! Of course still dress it up with nice hair and makeup but you will be so much more comfortable looking like yourself than a look your not familiar with and isent really you
Post # 12
The only reason I would wear my makeup a little heavier is for picture quality. But if your fiance is anything like mine, he would be disappointed if I wore my long hair up and wore bright lipstick and glitter. He likes the way i look every day. But like i said, I’ll be wearing professional-ish makeup so that in closeups you can’t see all my freckle sundamaged skin and dark circles. 🙂 hope that helps. Be yourself, just more polished!
Post # 13
I had two trials as I wasn’t happy with the first one. I used the first one to have a bridal shoot and I asked for natural looking make up because I don’t usually wear make up at all, when I got the pics back i was disappointed as it didn’t look like I was wearing make up… And I am paying for it so I did want to look a bit different and glamorous have my eyes stand out at least. So for the wedding day I asked her to glam it ups and I ended up with gorgeous Taylor swift style smokey eyes and everyone loved it!!! I know its different if you are DYI make up n hair but its not any ordinary day it’s your wedding day!!!!
Post # 14
I agree…my personal philosophy is to do it up a bit for the big day. I did it up real big for our e-pics so we have some beautiful pics with me in a lot of makeup and a lot of hair (my inner style :). But for the wedding I want a toned down look of that…not too over the top. So yeah…well needless to say Fiance thought the dolled up look was pretty impressive. He really dug the falsies lashes lol.
Post # 16
I would do full makeup but you can still make it look “natural”.