Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Beauty Prep

So you’re planning your big day! Congratulations!

There is so much to do and I’m hoping that this article will enlighten you with some tips and advice regarding your wedding beauty preparation, right from the planning stages through to the big day.

Before I start with the good stuff I’d like to quickly introduce myself with a brief description of who I am and what I do.

I have been hairdressing for over 15 years and last year I decided to grow my team, so there are now 3 hairdressers, 3 beauticians and a makeup artist available to cover weddings and pamper parties all across hampshire, and if we are booked I have built great relationships with lots of other fantastic suppliers in the industry I can recommend too.

We offer a huge range of treatments between us and are all fully qualified and insured.

One of the things I feel is really important to ensure your day runs smoothly and stress free is:

Good time management!

I have found if you want to remain calm and not turn into a bridezilla at the last second… you need this!

The time on the day does go so fast, especially if you have lots of bridesmaids all having their hair and makeup done and the venue needs to be dressed on the day. 

I have found the brides who have made good plans are the most relaxed and can enjoy every aspect of the day.

This section is aimed at bridal parties with numbers of at least 4 or more or early ceremonies (before 11am!).

My advice here is to set out a schedule for hair and makeup, and allow time for all the other things you might need to do (see below).

I recommend starting by making sure you have timings for when each of the girls are supposed to be with either the hairdresser or makeup artist, and then they know when their spare time is.

It can cause a last minute rush or worse case scenario, make you late to leave for the ceremony, if a member of the bridal party has gone off for breakfast or to help dress the venue or is in the chair with the makeup artist when they are meant to be getting their hair done!

For this to work effectively you will need to get the timings from your hairdresser and makeup artist as each style can vary in time. Also as a note, I personally like to do the brides’ hair in the middle of the bridesmaids so she has time after hair and makeup to casually get into her dress, then have the veil put in when she is ready.

Things you may need to allow time for:

-hanging out the dresses and veil to ensure there are no creases (do this as early as possible)

-breakfast and maybe even lunch too for afternoon ceremonies

-decorating the venue

-receiving and swooning over your flowers!

-taking group photos

-receiving/giving gifts

-lace up bridesmaid dresses/help flower girls or young bridesmaids get dressed

-speaking to the registrar (if it’s not a church wedding)

Here are some things you could do to prepare on the run up, to save you time on the day

-taking labels off shoes 

-take tags off accessories, veil, dress ( anything with a tag!)

-organise day bags for the bridal party to be collected from where you are getting ready to the venue or get the girls to prepare something that can be looked after by someone else if its going to cause logistic problems. These may include makeup top up items, sanitary wear, phones, money, I.D , kitchen sink! (General handbag stuff really!)

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