(Closed) Who is Doing their Own Hair/Makeup on Wedding Day?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Doing my own Makeup
    Doing My Own Hair : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Doing Both my own Hair and Makeup : (39 votes)
    76 %
    Did my own Makeup and REGRET IT! : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Did my own Hair and REGRET IT! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I did my own makeup and was super nervous about it. I’m really don’t know any tricks and don’t do anything fancy but got a lot of compliments. I’m glad I did, it helped me relax and get my mind off of what was going on. I had a friend of mine do my hair and also got a ton of compliments for it.

    Post # 4
    5272 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @missjewels:  I will probably so my own makeup because I’m havng a destination wedding and there wont be any makeup artists I could get for it (I wouldnt trust the people in the beauty salon there cause I would probably dislike what they would do) A bridesmaid will be doing my hair at the destination so I’m thankful for that πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am in no way qualified to do my own hair/makeup.  Even for semi-formal events in college, I would have a friend do my hair/makeup for me.  So, on my wedding day, I will be gladly paying someone else to do it. 

    Post # 6
    4505 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @missjewels:  I did my own hair and makeup and don’t regret it at all. I’ve had both my hair & makeup done in the past (usually when I’ve been a bridesmaid), and I’ve never been happy with it. I just don’t look like myself. 

    I was able to make myself up exactly as I wanted to, and I was pleased with the result. I like a natural & simple look, though, which is what I gave myself.

    ETA: I have no special skills in either of these areas — I just put on my everyday makeup, just heavier, and I bought a do-it-yourself bun kit. I looked good! πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    8439 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m doing my own make-up.  This is just because I hate people touching my face, I’m not good at make-up or anything.  I am getting my hair done though.  It’d actually cost me more to puchase all the things I’d need to do my own hair (I don’t even own a brush).

    Post # 8
    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I did my own hair and makeup. At the time I had short hair (a mohawk) and I curled it. I breifly toyed with the idea of becoming a MAU so I felt very comfortable doing my own make up as well. Like @Birdee106:  said, I am glad I did my own because it did help me relax.

    Post # 9
    2178 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i will most likely do.my own makeup

    my wedding is a few.hours from.my.home so i am not confident i will be able to find some one and feel comfortable w them . I did my sisters makeup for her wedding and haveactually worked at a sephora.before so.i have some training…..

    Post # 10
    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not doing my own since a friend is doing it, but I did do my friend’s hair and makeup for her July wedding – and I have ZERO hair training and just really love makeup + Sephora πŸ˜‰

    For hair, I found Kate @ The Small Thing’s blog to be SO helpful! Really amazing tutorials. http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/

    Post # 11
    1720 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    My sister has done my hair and make-up for every special occasion I have been to, I figure why start paying someone to do it now?  I’m very simple and don’t plan on doing anything she can’t handle so I’m putting the extra money towards my dress πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    Once I saw how I looked with airbrushed makeup, I knew I wouldn’t have it any other way!  And I can’t do my own hair to save my life.

    Post # 13
    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I am doing my own hair because it is simple — I’ll leave it down and just put in some product to reduce frizz and make sure my bangs don’t go wonky.  I am definitely hiring someone for my makeup though, as my skills are limited and terrible at best πŸ˜‰

    Post # 14
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @missjewels:  I may end up doing my own. 

    I am in the fashion industry and know people that do beautiful makeup (as they are profesionals) but even with discounts they can still be pricey and I trust myself with my own hair..I think I need to practice makeup since I don’t wear it on a daily basis. 

    Post # 15
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I did my own makeup and when I had a second day photoshoot I did my own hair and makeup. I don’t regret it at all. Actually, my only regret is my hair at my at home reception, I hated it and liked it way better when I did it myself.

    Post # 16
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    Doing my own hair and make-up. Bought a bun dome for $10 (alas, I lack the hair needed to use the bun donut kits…isn’t that sad? :D). I’ll be securing it to the back of my head with bobby pins on the big day, and voila.

    I’m doing my own make-up too. I’ve picked up some tips and tricks for the ol’ smoky eyes over the years. Mostly…I’m just happy I’m saving so much money by not having it professionally done!

    Some of my guests will be spending more money getting made-up than I will! πŸ˜€

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