HAVE THESE THINGS READY FOR YOUR BEAUTY TEAM
In your hotel room:
A high chair or bar stool
A large desk or table for workspace per artist or stylist.
A large window for natural light
An electrical outlet for airbrush compressor
Most hotels have high bar stools and tables. If you can't arrange one with your hotel or wedding planner, please let us know so we may bring one with us.
Protect your wedding day look. Invest in touch up products to look fresh throughout your day.
If you require touch up products, please let us know 10 days before so we can be sure your artists has them available
6-12 Months before Your Wedding
Collect images of bridal makeup you love. Pictures models and celebrities are often retouched, but they are to use as inspiration and will help guide your initial makeup artist interview.
Find three images of yourself that you absolutely love. Bring these images with you, as well, and be sure to explain what you love about the pictures (e.g. I love how the eye shadow brings out the color of my eyes).
3-5 Months before Your Wedding
Schedule your bridal makeup test. After you decide on a makeup artist, schedule your makeup test 3-5 months prior to your wedding. At the appointment, we recommend the following:
Testing your top choice beauty look (one for the ceremony and one for the reception).
Arriving with your bridal hair done or with an idea of what your wedding day hairstyle will look like.
Wearing a white top or one that is the same shade as your wedding dress so you can see how your makeup will appear when paired with your dress color.
Taking pictures with a camera that has a bright flash. This will help you determine what your makeup will look like under a professional camera flash, which tends to wash you out.
3 Things to Remember
Bridal makeup should be timeless. 20 years from now you should be able to look back at the pictures and still feel like your look is beautiful and classic.
Groom the groom. Often, the groom gets overlooked during the makeup preparations, but he wants to look good in pictures too. Ask your makeup artist to even his complexion or tone down the shine so he looks and feels great in your pictures.
Ask for what you want. Your wedding day is considered one of the most important days of your life, so don’t hesitate to ask your makeup artist for the exact look you want, and if you don’t like part of the look, make sure to speak up.