(Closed) Wedding question for the married women.

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Is it common to have your makeup touched up between the ceremony and the photography session.



  • Post # 3
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    no i didnt. i did my own makeup and was so busy that i didnt touch it up all day! thankfully, this doesnt show in piccies

    Post # 4
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Smileygabby:  I can understand having it done if it was especially hot and humid, but unless there were weather conditions, I don’t see where other than checking your lipstick on your own that it’s necessary.

    We’re doing our photos before the ceremony and only a few family photos afterwards.  I’ll probably check my makeup on my own before the reception, but I’m not going to pay for my makeup artist to stick around. 

    Post # 5
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    No, it’s not common and it costs a crapload of money. If you have the money lying around, great, but I don’t. I just made sure to choose a MUA would would give me a makeup application that would hold up. I did buy the lipstick she put on me so that I could freshen that throughout the night, but otherwise, your makeup should really hold just fine.

    Post # 6
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I didn’t use a MUA, but I did look into it. None of the MUAs that I talked to offered that service. I suppose some of the high end ones might, but I wouldn’t think that it’s necessary.

    Post # 7
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I bought the lip products that my makeup artist used, because I knew that those might wear off between my early afternoon makeup session and my evening wedding. I reapplied the lip color before I took pictures. But all my other makeup looked fine all day long. If they know what they’re doing, you should be fine for the other stuff all day unless you’re getting married in a sauna.

    Post # 8
    2353 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I did my own makeup and I touched up occasionally through the evening. We did our pictures before the ceremony and a few family photos right after. All our pictures turned out lovely, and no one needed a professional make-up artist for any of it. 

    I’ve been to a few weddings where the bride had her make up done, along with her hair, at a salon that morning. I’ve never heard of having a make-up artist on hand at the wedding for touchups.

    Post # 9
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Smileygabby:  I bought just the lip stick/gloss to touch up.  It was 100 degrees on my wedding day, so it would have been lovely to have a touch up if i’ts in the budget/something you’re interested in doing, but I managed to touch myself up well enough with just some blotting papers and my own powder.  I didn’t cry though, so the mascara wasn’t damaged, and I’d rather spend time with my guests than be off geting my makeup touched up.

    Post # 10
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My makeup was a DIY job and there were no touch ups (and I have oily skin and got married in a 90 and humid heat wave- with no AC!!).  We did a second quick photo shoot AFTER dinner, before the toasts, because the photographer wanted to take advantage of the amazing light.  Even in those photos, I look great (if I may say so myself).  The only thing I did was use those blue Clean & Clear oil blotting papers (they were tucked into my bra as an additional “something blue” 🙂  My makeup was many hours old in the photo below (one of the post dinner photos).  I didn’t even touch up my lipstick (I wear the longwear stuff from the drug store).   

    Post # 11
    9845 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I touched up my lip color myself but other than that it really wasn’t necessary.

    Post # 12
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

    I did my own makeup (and a rush job at that) and then my lipstick wore off pretty much immediately. I didn’t do any touch-ups! I kind of regret it a bit, but I look fine in most of the pictures.

    Post # 13
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I didn’t get it touched up.  I had airbrush make up put on around 8:30 am, pictures at noon, ceremony at 1:30, then more pictures and the reception.  My make up still looked perfect throughout all my crying.  The only thing I touched up was lip gloss and one of my BMs held onto it all day for me.  I think if you use a good quality make up, you should be fine….unless its SUPER hot and humid.

    Post # 14
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993

    I touched up my own make up between events but I left my pros at the salon 🙂

    Post # 15
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Hopefully I won’t need any touch ups, but if I am eating, I probably will… but I am not paying a MUA to do this!

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