Weddings are expensive. They really are! Although I won’t tell you exactly how much my wedding set my husband and myself back, but I will say that I couldn’t pay for it with pocket change! I know. Breeeeaaatthhhhe! I still hyperventilate just thinking about it. I also ponder on it, and maybe give just a teensy, very subtle little sigh sometimes when I’m in the car on my way to work in the morning or going out with friend The fact is that it was such a lovely day, the unfortunate fact is that we’ll be paying for it for a few more years to come.
On our wedding day the flower bouquets were magnificent. The food: exquisite. Our choice of location was divine and our DJ really threw down the house. Our guests had fun and my honey and I basked in the glow of the event for days afterward.
Still, with the expense of our wedding being so high, I found it hard on the morning of to justify spending that little bit “extra” on a professional hair and bridal makeup artist. I thought it might be self-indulgent or just plain unnecessary. However, in the end, getting my wedding makeup done was a worthwhile investment. All I had left to do when I woke up in the morning was to meet my bridesmaids at our local salon!
What I learned from my professional hair and makeup experience:
- A wedding makeup artist uses professional products, which are meant to stay put throughout the day, through kisses, tears and many, many photos.
- A wedding makeup artist knows techniques and tricks to put forth your best features, keeping the focus where you want it, whether it be your eyes, your cheekbones, your lips or your flawless skin. They will apply your bridal makeup in a way that will look good in indoor and outdoor light, as well as colour or vintage black and white photos.
- Photography makeup is very different from your everyday application. A professional bridal makeup artist will know how to perfectly apply it so you look radiant and glowing in front of the camera. Bridal makeup artists know how to apply makeup so you will look wonderful and flawless in your photos.
- A professional bridal makeup artist will take into consideration each bridesmaid’s coloring and personal style to create a unique but uniform look for your entire bridal party.
Now I understand why I have never heard anyone say they regretted getting their wedding makeup done professionally. To say the least, I enjoyed every single step in the process and I certainly have the glorious pictures to prove it!