Your wedding day is a monumental occasion, and as a bride, you want everything to be perfect, including your hair and makeup. Proper planning and preparation are essential to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience on your big day. In this blog, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to plan for your wedding day, including tips and suggestions. From deciding on beauty looks for your attendants to hair and makeup preparation, we will cover all the important aspects to make your wedding day truly memorable.
Deciding on Beauty Looks for Your Attendants:
When it comes to the beauty looks for your attendants, you have two options: allowing each attendant to decide their own look or having a certain look in mind for everyone. It ultimately depends on your personal preference and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. If you have a specific look in mind, communicate your vision to your attendants and provide them with guidelines and inspiration. On the other hand, if you prefer a more individualized approach, encourage your attendants to choose hairstyles and makeup that make them feel confident and complement their features.
Hair Length and Texture: Your hair length and texture play a significant role in determining the hairstyles that will work best for you on your wedding day. Consider the following options and choose the one that aligns with your preferences:
Above my ears
Between my ears and my chin
On the jawline
Above my shoulders, below my chin
Sitting on my shoulders
Past my shoulders
Past my bra strap
Between my bra strap and waist
At my natural waist
Past my bum
Additionally, understand your hair texture to ensure that the chosen hairstyle is suitable and achievable. Here are some common hair textures to consider:
Fine & wispy (hard to hold a curl and thin ponytail)
Thick & coarse (takes longer to dry, thick ponytail, and prone to puffiness)
Wiry and unruly (difficult to manage)
Super curly (ringlets, rarely straightened)
Kinky (afro texture)
Deep wavy (can be easily straightened)
Hairstyle Preferences: Your hairstyle should complement your overall bridal look and reflect your personal style. Consider the following options and choose the one that resonates with you:
All down straight
All down wavy
All down curly
Half back straight
Half back wavy
Half back curly
Updo smooth and classic
Updo wavy and soft
If you have a specific hairstyle in mind, it's always helpful to bring a photo that accurately represents your desired look. This ensures effective communication with your hair stylist and helps them recreate the style you envision.
Preparations for Hair and Makeup Appointments:
To ensure a smooth and efficient hair and makeup experience on your wedding day, it's important to follow specific preparations. Consider the following tips:
Hair Prep: If you're getting an updo, half up-half down, or any hairstyle that requires your hair to be styled, arrive with clean and completely dry hair from the night before. This means washing your hair the night before your wedding day. Avoid arriving with damp or wet hair, as it may take additional time and result in an extra charge.
Makeup Prep: Arrive with a clean face, completely free of any makeup residue. This will save time during your appointment. If you have sensitive skin and prefer to use your own moisturizer, let the makeup artist know in advance. Respect the artist's beauty kit and avoid borrowing anything without permission, as it may result in additional charges.
Additional Tips for Your Big Day:
In addition to the hair and makeup preparations, here are some extra tips to ensure you have a memorable and stress-free wedding day:
*Please steam your dress prior to arriving or before you have your hair and makeup done. Doing so after may ruin the longevity of your look.*
The night before, gather everything you need, such as a robe/button/zip-up shirt or tank to wear while getting ready, undergarments, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and your favorite lipstick in a travel bag. Hang your dress on a wooden or special hanger for the best presentation in photos.
Arrange to have food and drinks available for you and your party. It will be a long day and no one wants to be hangry (or pass out!).
Get your nails done the night before or bring polish for touch-ups.
If you plan to wear clip-in hair extensions, notify your stylist in advance, as additional time and fees may apply. Ensure that your extensions are clean (washed & dried) and tangle-free before installation.
Day of put someone in charge of your phone for the big day and have them handle any behind the scenes photos/videos.
Planning for your wedding day requires careful consideration and preparation, especially when it comes to your hair and makeup. By making decisions regarding beauty looks for your attendants, understanding your hair length and texture, selecting the right hairstyle, and following the recommended hair and makeup preparations, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. Remember to communicate your preferences clearly, bring reference photos if necessary, and arrive with a clean and ready canvas. With proper planning and the guidance provided in this blog, you can confidently walk down the aisle, looking and feeling like the most beautiful version of yourself on your big day.