Your wedding day is arguably the most important day of your life, the beginning of a lifetime full of love and commitment and the start of a journey together along a path of abundance and solidarity.
As such, every bride wants her special day to be the very best it can be; from honoured guests to the wedding photos and of course the most meaningful and optimistic ceremony of your life, all the attention will be firmly on you, and looking your best is a vital aspect of making things go as smoothly and as beautifully as possible.
We’ve compiled a list of five things to consider when choosing the right makeup artist for your day, to help you find the makeup professional that’s right for you:
1. Decide on a Location
While many brides choose to take the wedding party to a spa or salon on the morning of the wedding in order to get their makeup just right, there are also those who prefer the makeup artist to service them at home in order to garner that last few moments of peace and tranquility before that potentially nerve-wracking trip to the venue.
By deciding ahead of time where you would prefer to have your makeup done, you can begin looking for a professional who will be able to cater to your individual preferences.
2. Ask for Referrals
When sourcing a makeup artist, arguably one of the fastest and easiest ways to find someone who suits your style is to ask treasured friends and family for referrals; we often share at least some elements of our style with the special people in our lives, so it follows that if your best friend loved her makeup artist, chances are he or she will be a great fit for you as well.
Referrals also have the advantage of giving us an idea of what the artist is like to work with; will she show up on time, is her attitude one that will fit with the wedding party, how will he treat dear old Aunt Madge?
These are all vital considerations, and referrals can help answer these questions and avert potential disaster.
3. Shop Around
Even when sourcing through referrals, it’s important to shop around so you know who is out there and exactly what they’re offering; from price to style and personal fit, wedding makeup artists come in all shapes and sizes, so do your research and be sure to take your time; shopping on impulse is never a good idea, especially when it comes to your wedding.
4. Ask for Photos
When interviewing makeup professionals, always ask for photos of events they’ve done makeup for; while focusing on bridal photos is essential, it’s always good to see other examples of their work as well.
Be sure their makeup style suits you, for example if you have a strong dislike for heavy makeup and every photo they have seems to denote a love of the excessively made-up look, this may not be the professional for you.
5. Schedule a Trial Date
Once you’ve chosen the right candidate, be sure to set up a date for a trial run in order for you to get a feel for his or her work ahead of the big day; moments before the most important event of your life is not the best time to discover that your particular choice’s style just doesn’t work on you, so be sure to have a run-through ahead of time in order to avoid disaster.
Choosing a makeup artist is one of the most important aspects of helping you to feel cool and confident on your big day; by taking your time, doing your research and following these practical tips, you’ll be sure to find the very best makeup artist for you!