(Closed) Two and a half months left: no officiant, no makeup

posted 9 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had my brother ordained online at the Universal Life Church, its super easy, all’s they have to do is fill out a form, pay $12 and its done.  You just have to make sure the state of Georgia sees it as a legal marriage if done that way. I called the Attorney General’s office in Maryland just to triple check before we did it that way.  As far as makeup, I don’t have any tips. I don’t wear it ever, and my BFF is pretty good at it and knows how minimal I like it, so she did mine and my sisters for our wedding and it turned out great even when I was sobbing throughout the ceremony. 

I hope you can make it work, if you have a friend or relative you can trust with the ceremony then you have the officiant worked out.  Hope you can get some tips on the makeup!

Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Have you tried posting on the Georgia board, or just googling Atlanta+make-up?  I’m sure there are some women on the hive who could help you with the make-up aspect of things. 

As for the pastor/officiant.  Would you rather have a friend marry you, or someone who is a “full-time” wedding officiant who does not know you?  Also, do you have a friend who would feel comfortable being ordained and performing this duty for you?

Post # 6
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I just found my makeup lady a few months ago! I’m getting a friend of a friend to do ours, and as for our officiant…we don’t have one either!! And I believe our wedding’s a week or so before yours! Don’t stress too much. A lot of the things for a wedding is done a couple months prior. As long as you have your big stuff (caterer, photographer, florist, etc.) done, then you’re good!!

Post # 8
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just moved to ATL and we don’t have an officiant either.. but I do have a make up artist.. I love her.. she’s on YT… I’m sure she can do you up as little or as much as you like…



Good luck!

Post # 9
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

DCAnna, where in the ATL area is your wedding?  I might can send you some recommendations based on that…

Post # 10
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hi DCAnna, I dont know if this help, but I attended a bridal show this pass Sunday, and there was an make up artist at the show, she did my make up and I really like it, her name is Michelle (or you can call her Mishy). She told me that she charges 250 for bridal make up, including 1 make up trial before the wedding, and she also stay with you the whole time to do touch up for your photos. I think it’s pretty awesome! her email address is [email protected] and she has a facebook page, just search for Mishmakeup.

Post # 11
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a friend who is an awesome makeup and hair artist.  She does alot of it for runway shows too and is a model.

I could get you in touch w/her as she’s done quite a few weddings before!

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