Tips We would like you to know before your wedding day
Book your hair and makeup team early
“Approach booking a professional makeup artist like you would other wedding suppliers. Some makeup artists may be booked a year in advance so I recommend securing them early to avoid disappointment. Having makeup professionally done on your wedding day provides a guarantee that it will last all day. It’s also a special treat and a nice relaxing moment for you before the day begins,” Al Parker Fortier, makeup and Hair artist.
Be clear on hair and makeup timings so you don’t have to stress
“We always provide our Brides with a planner outlining the timings and order of when the bride and her bridal party are getting their hair and makeup done, so we know everyone will be ready to leave at the designated time. If we are not working with one of our resident makeup artists, we will liaise with the chosen artist to ensure they work to the same schedule and we slot in together,”
Avoid a fresh trim before your wedding day
“Do not have your hair cut in the 4 weeks before your wedding. The blunt ends of freshly cut hair make styling difficult, particularly if you are going for a soft textured look, and makes hair more likely to slip out of style throughout the day,”
Invest in skincare
“Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin – don’t underestimate the power of the correct skincare routine. I recommend seeing a professional beautician who can provide advice on what could benefit your skin before your wedding day. No matter what the issue, if addressed a few months in advance, the problem can be solved or minimized. Foundation will look much better and will last longer on properly hydrated, exfoliated and well-nourished skin,”
Book your spray tan two days before the big day
“If you are having a professional spray tan for your wedding day, the skin looks best on day two. I would never suggest tanning the night before, as the guide colour of tanning products can remain on the skin until after the second or third shower. Giving the skin an extra day to settle in ensures no marks on your dress and a far more natural colour,”
“As a makeup artist, I love mascaras and fake eyelashes for special events, and suggest them for your wedding day! They can be as natural or as glamorous as you would like. Not only are they going to look amazing til the last dance, but you don’t have to worry about smudging or reapplying mascara if you get teary eyed on the day.
Save your energy
“An essential part of bridal beauty is your feelings and attitude on the wedding day is to ‘save your energy.’ You’ll need to last the day and be ready to have the time of your life. If you are stressing out it will affect your styling on the day and make you lose sleep. And brides who are stressing out too much often appear more stressed in their initial wedding photos.”