Wedding Hair and Make Up Tips

Spending time before your wedding ceremony is one of the most memorable parts of the day. There are photos to be taking and glasses of champagne to drink with sounds of cheers  and celebrations. Then  we have the main event which is your wedding day hair and makeup. We would recommend hiring a beauty professional for the day since we are masters at styling hair and applying makeup. Your wedding day isn’t just a typical hair day or makeover session. Between working with a hair and makeup artist and getting ready for the event with the entire wedding party, a lot will be a lot going on. Here is a list of all the things you need to know when it comes to getting your wedding day hair and makeup done.

Start Early

Any bride and her bridal party must be prepared for an early morning start. The bigger the wedding party the earlier you will need to start. The larger the wedding party(and the fewer the stylists), the longer the process will take. Expect hair and makeup respectively to take 30 -45 minutes per bridesmaid (and mother of bride) and 60 to 90 minutes for the bride. Make sure to take even more time if there’s only one photographer expected to shoot both partners’ getting-ready moments. It will be a long day, but tge time goes by very fast. When extra time is available take photos. Encourage the guests to take photos by having some extra disposable cameras at the table for the guests to engage in the moment. 

The Best Order For Wedding Makeup and Hair 

The bride should get her hair and makeup done last to ensure everything is fresh for the day —and so should the maid of honor. The bridesmaid will always most likely start as early as 7 a.m. start time, even if the ceremony starts at 3 p.m. A set time for Touch ups will be put in place time in case something fades or falls out of place.

Who Usually Pays For The Wedding Partys Hair and Makeup?

Sometimes the bride foots the beauty bill depends on a case by case basis and sometimes the bridal party will pay the bill themselves. Some brides will require their crew get their wedding day hair and makeup done professionally, in which case covering the cost would be a courteous gesture. However, if the bride doesn’t specify her preference because it’s not in her budget or she’s indifferent, but the wedding party insists on hiring pros, they should pay for it themselves. Be clear when it comes to these conversations about who pays for what early on so the wedding day remains as stress free as possible.

Everyone In The Wedding Party Needs To Pre-charge their Phones 

It may be wise to have plenty of outlets for everyone in the wedding party in the prep room because—you and your wedding party will want to snap photos, check in with loved ones (or vendors), and keep busy in the hours leading up to the wedding. If the room is short on outlets, consider bringing some power strips so that everyone’s phones have enough juice to last them through the last dance.

Getting Dressed For The Wedding 

Wearing bridal robes or button-down pajama sets while the wedding party gets dressed make it easy to take off after the hair and makeup is done. They catch stray makeup, hair spray or condensation from your getting-ready cocktail so your wedding or bridesmaid dress doesn’t have to. Since they’re easy to slip off, you don’t have to worry about pulling them over your head and ruining your perfect look for the event.

The Bride Might Want to Have Her Hair and Makeup Done First

While it’s typical for the nearlywed to get hair and makeup done last so that it’s the freshest, there are some exceptions. If your hair or makeup look is intricate or delicate, it might be wise to go first so that you don’t feel rushed. Work with your beauty pro to come up with a timeline that makes sense for the day of hair and makeup.

Remember to Tip Your Pros

Professional hair and makeup isn’t cheap—and that’s a good thing. Your stylists are experts and charge what they do for a reason. The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study reveals the average cost per person per service is just over $100 —and then there’s the tip to consider. Tips are always appreciated for a job well done across all service industries, and hair and makeup are no exception. Prepare to tip your beauty pros 15 to 25 percent at the end of their service, just as you would in a hair salon, and consider giving a little extra if there’s a crisis requiring a last-minute redo.

You’re Allowed to Change Your Look

Your makeup artist and hairstylist take pride in seeing their clients happy, so they won’t be offended if you ask to have a tweak made or, in the most extreme case, your look redone (time permitting, of course). Brides by Tina offers trial runs or two before the big day, but that’s usually not the case for the rest of the wedding party. If you don’t feel comfortable or believe you haven’t gotten your money’s worth, feel free to speak up (politely and within reason).

It’s Surprisingly Emotional

Speaking of touch-ups, you might need one after crying a few happy tears. Getting ready to walk down the aisle in a room full of your favorite people can make you (and them) pretty emotional. Keep tissues on hand and always opt for waterproof mascara, whether you’re the bride, mother of the bride or a bridesmaid.