Your wedding dress has been lovingly chosen and the wedding venue has been booked. The seating plan has been finalised and the menu tasting was fabulous, wedding excitement is building and a Bridesmaids asks the Bride-to-be “who is doing our makeup on the day of the wedding?” The Bride responds…..”Me!”
For some Brides-to-be, the thought of saving money and putting it towards “something else” is more important, however I’m here to give you 7 reasons why you should invest in a professional wedding makeup artist for your wedding day.
1. You will save money in the long term
It will seem strange when I say this, but choosing the right makeup artist will actually save you money in the long term. “How?” I hear you ask…. Well, by the time you pay for a professional makeup lesson and then buy all of the products that you fell in love with when they created your look, you’ll have almost doubled the entire wedding budget and you’ll probably never use any of it again! However, if you research wedding makeup artists in your area, perhaps visit a wedding fair to meet them and book them for your big day, you will actually save money.
2. YouTube can only teach you so much…
If you are an avid Youtube watcher and love watching Mario contouring the Kardashians, remind yourself that not all makeup skills can be taught via Youtube. Many professional makeup artists have a vast array of skills and experience in application and corrective skills and these skills are invaluable. Makeup artists will attend training courses and invest in their kit all of the time. When there is a room of females all wanting to look their best as your Bridesmaids, all with different skin tones, skin types and desired looks, the makeup artist is the one person to bring all of those looks together, so that they fit your theme and style. These skills come with training, experience and knowledge and a professional makeup artist will bring those skills to your bridal makeup preparations. Don’t get married without one!
3. Set a budget for your makeup artist because it is part of your overall wedding look
With the average UK wedding costing £20,195 (2016 – Perfect Wedding Magazine) , it is possible to build a professional wedding makeup artist into your budget for your wedding day. Take a step back for a moment. If you’re spending a large proportion of the wedding budget on your wedding dress, veil, shoes and hairdresser, it makes sense to find a fabulous makeup artist to make you feel special on your wedding day and style you as you wish. Remember that you work hard to earn your money and you’ve hand selected all of the elements of your day. Your wedding makeup artist should be no different!
4. Surrounding yourself with professionals will give you extra confidence on the day
You didn’t ask your friend to make the necessary adjustments to your wedding dress, nor did you ask your chief Bridesmaid to make your bridal bouquet, did you? So why would you accept their offer to do your bridal makeup? Your cake maker is amazing at making cakes and your wedding co-ordinator has planned and executed many weddings prior to yours and has all the necessary skills and experience to deal with any problems. Wedding makeup is no different. On the day, you could have a breakout, sensitive skin or feeling over-emotional. An experienced makeup artist will have an extensive kit and experience to cope with all eventualities and then some! When you stand in front of the mirror doing your final check before leaving for your ceremony, you will be overjoyed that you chose to have a fabulous MUA to bring all the elements together. Every Bride-to-be deserves a makeup artist to help them look amazing and feel fabulous.
5. Look fabulous on your wedding photographs
Your wedding photographs are the longest lasting memories that you will have from your wedding. Photographs from your big day are the one thing that you can pass down to your children and their children and share for years to come and therefore you want to be looking your best. A professional makeup artist will ensure that your foundation is the right colour, your blush suits your skin tone and everything is blended perfectly so that you can be photographed from all angles and still look flawless. Don’t scrimp at the last moment on the finer details as you could regret this for years to come and have photographic evidence to prove it!
6. When things don’t go to plan
If things don’t go to plan on the morning of the wedding, call on the experience and skills of your makeup artist. They will have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to deal with most eventualities. Having worked in the wedding industry for 13 years, there aren’t many situations that I haven’t seen. Don’t panic! Take a deep breath and ask for help.
7. Sit back and give yourself permission to enjoy your bridal preparations!
“Yeah right!” I hear you shout! But as a woman, I cannot think of anything more special than a fully trained and experienced bridal makeup artist coming to my hotel room to create my chosen wedding make up look before I slip into my beautiful, handmade wedding gown and walk down the aisle to marry the man of my dreams. When I compare that to the stress of trying to glue a stubborn eyelash to my eyelid for the umpteenth time….make booking a makeup artist your priority!
I hope this blog post provides 7 reasons why booking a wedding makeup artist for the big day is a great decision. I hope you have a fabulous wedding day when it arrives and enjoy every single minute of being a Bride. Be sure to look back at your reflection in the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are!