(Closed) Wedding Hair / Make up Pro worth it?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Did you / will you use a Hair & make Up Pro on your wedidng day?

    Yes! Hair Only

    Yes! Make Up Only

    Yes! Both

    No! Doing it myself


  • Post # 3
    6610 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I could not have been happier that I had my hair and makeup professionally done on my wedding day. There is SO much for the bride to think about, so it was so, so comforting and relieving to know that I didn’t need to worry about my hair and makeup and that my pros would take care of me.

    I gave my bridal party the option. I felt the services were too expensive to require my girls to have them done.

    Post # 4
    2674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Personally I don’t know how to make my hair do anything besides have it straight and down, so if you want a complicated hairstyle then I would pay for someone to do it. I’ve also never dealt with positioning a veil and I have no idea if thats difficult. I do my makeup all the time, so I don’t see the point in paying someone else to do it. Also makeup takes like 10 minutes, whereas a complicated hairdo can take a lot longer. I’ll second the offering the option to your bridesmaids, but not forcing them to get anything done.

    Post # 5
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t really trust anyone else to do my makeup better than I can myself. I have weird skin and I know it well.

    I did have a pro do my hair, but I wish I’d done a full trial (with veil) because it wasn’t as secure as I’d hoped, but it was still very nice.

    Post # 6
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Westvillebride:  I am doing both hair and make up because I want that to look “special” on our wedding day, and not like my everyday self. I also know that certain make up artists know how to make my face look good in photos!

    Besides, I have no idea how to do hair, lol.

    If you’re on a tight budget, you can get your hair and make up donw, then give your BMs the option to get their hair/make up done – but have them pay for it. I was in a wedding where we did that, so I just got my hair done but did my own make up.


    Post # 7
    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    yes it sure is, for both

    i searched to find the best in brisbane and i found them 🙂 so happy

    Post # 8
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

    I’m a hair and makeup pro and did my own hair, but had a fellow pro and friend do my makeup because my hands were too shaky to do it myself!  With everything else going on, despite the fact that I do weddings and I know the routine, you have so much on your mind the day of, it’s really intense.  It was nice to have the time to relax and prepare for the day ahead, and also to feel pampered for once, since I’m always the one doing the pampering!


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    And good luck!

    Post # 9
    1525 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Yup. I’m.. um.. I guess capable.. of doing them myself for normal things, and having pros do it is stressing my budget. But I’d rather not stress about how I look and be unhappy with the pictures, or risk stabbing myself through the eye with a mascara brush at the last minute.

    Post # 10
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Westvillebride:  I’m not good with hair or makeup so I’m definitely going pro!

    Post # 11
    5229 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Unless I were having a VERY casual, relaxed wedding, I would never do my own hair. I usually don’t do my own when I’m a Bridesmaid or Best Man. Makeup, it depends. I had mine done at my first wedding and will again this time, but I could do my own if I had to. It wouldn’t last as long and it wouldn’t look as natural with the same amount of coverage, but it would work.

    As for cost, if you want to include the bridal party and cut down on cost to you, you could invite them and tell them it’s totally optional, but that you would love to pay some percentage or flat amount towards their hair and makeup if they choose to participate.

    Post # 12
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No way would I be doing any of this myself!!!

    Post # 13
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I love makeup!!! I’m a makeup junkie and I love doing my makeup all the time and my friends but I definately booked a makeup artist to do it and my hair,I am doing it more so because of the pampering ..this is the one day to relax and get beautified by someone else:) plus I didn’t want to rush through it and with my nerves going crazy I’m scared to ruin my makeup:)

    Post # 14
    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m really not a fan of how some makeup artists choose to do the makeup. Plus I write a beauty blog so I feel like I should be able to do it myself lol. For hair I am doing it myself but I could go either way on that.

    Post # 15
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I knew that while I could probably do my make-up (DH loves my everyday natural look and was super freaked out about me looking like a spraytanned barbie doll) there was no way I could do my hair.

    I struggled to find someone that was affordable and then when I did, she broke her hand 3 weeks before the wedding leaving me FUHH-reaking out.

    I found a make-up artist at the last minute who was really cheap ($75) and she did a great job but I had my sister do my hair and as much as I love her, I regret it 100%. 

    Try to find room in your budget for both. It’s totally worth it!

    Post # 16
    1390 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am sure it’s because I’m in the industry, but I have to believe that even if I wasn’t I’m too realistic to have any other opinion than this:

    Why spend $2,000-$10,000+ on a wedding dress, hundreds on shoes and thousands on a photographer to capture it all only to not have your hair and makeup on point. 

    Most of the clients  Isee who think they can do their own hair or makeup cannot.  Most the clients who don’t think they can, can at least do some portion of it really well.

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