Wedding hair and makeup?!

posted 1 year ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Anyone worth the price should have some sort of portfolio you can check out before booking.  Ask if they have a website or instagram or something so you can see if their style/skills align with your vision.

ETA: I didn’t hire a makeup artist as I’m not a makeup person and we had a tight budget wedding.  But I have gone to makeup stores before where they do your makeup for free if you buy something.  Maybe that would be an economic way to get a trial while shopping for the right person.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Obviously you’d look at their photos on their social media etc, and see if it’s your style, and hopefully then the trial goes well and there’d be no need to look elsewhere. You don’t need to keep meeting with people if you’re happy with the first one. 

I ended up having two trials because the first one was TERRIBLE, yes it was money down the drain but worth it to avoid looking simultaneously like the queen and a child beauty pageant contestant on my wedding day. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - Montsalvat, Victoria

Hey bee! Speaking from experience, I highly recommend having a trial with your MUA/hairdresser. I booked and paid the deposit for mine in advance in November,2018 for our wedding this August, 2019. I thought it was something I didn’t need to think about anymore as I really liked her portfolio of work but one of my BMs insisted I go for a trial with her and omg I’m so glad I did. What I got with my hair wasn’t what I wanted at all and my makeup artist ran 2hrs behind (and this was just for the trial!). Money well spent IMO – it led me to the decision that I needed to find alternative hair stylist and MUA. Definitely don’t do multiple trials but highly reccomend doing 1 with the person your planning to book prior to booking them in. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2020 - North Carolina

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maybeee :  A friend of mine actually suggested going to Sephora or a MAC store because they’ll do your makeup for free if you buy a certain amount of product. $50 is what I think she said. 

 

I’m not a makeup person myself. I figured that I would start purchasing some things for a simple look about 6 months out and start practising on myself with the help of YouTube. Hopefully, I’ll be good enough by my wedding day to do a simple, natural look. If not then I’ll go au naturale and pray.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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alafolie :  Yeah the ‘interview’ thing sounds weird, I don’t think that’s really realistic. I’d say the ideal situation is to be happy with the first trial and book that person, I don’t know anyone who intentionally went and got a bunch of trials just to compare. 

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