I know what you’re thinking – it’s your wedding and you’re going to do it your way. Well, let me say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that – and you’re completely right!
Of course, most weddings now are worked to a strict budget, with little room for flexibility. So, you may be looking at ways you can get the best value for your money, and looking at some traditional or classic wedding features you can pass on in order to have something else.
But while there are many alternatives to a traditional and expensive wedding cake, venue, or entertainment – there are somethings that a bride, really should invest in. I’m talking of course, about your hair and makeup! It’s easy to think that, we do our own hair and makeup every day – and there are plenty of tutorials on Youtube you could try if you’re thinking of shaking things up a bit…so what difference does a professional hair and makeup artist really make?
Well, here – we’ll let you in on a secret – it makes a HUGE difference, and here are just some of the reasons why!
These pictures are the ones you’re going to display proudly all over social media, on the walls in your marital home and in albums which will make an appearance at every Christmas, anniversary and whenever your children invite their new partner to dinner!
A hairstylist will make your hairstyle look good from EVERY angle the camera captures. It’s easy to do your own hair and make it look good from the front or the back, but there is no telling what angles the photographer will capture. A professional like Sarah Meredith will know how to make your hairstyle look balanced, full and flattering from the front, back, sides, top, whatever angle the camera captures.
A makeup artist knows how to style for photographs. Every day makeup looks great in person, but there are a lot of different techniques when it comes to photos.
They know how to bring out your best!
A true and talented makeup artist knows how to bring out your best features. Highlighting and contouring in the wrong places can accentuate the wrong things, while highlighting and contouring in the right places will make you look your best – and make you look and feel flawless.
The same goes for your hair!
A hairstylist knows how to make the most of your hair type. A lot of brides may think “I don’t know what anyone could do with this fine, thin hair” or “I don’t know what you could do with this massive mane I have”. Honestly? You would be amazed what a hairstylist can do! And of course, you can be confident knowing that your hair won’t budge all day!
Having experience with so many hair types, they will make your fine hair look full and your thick hair look proportionate. It’s not uncommon to have a bride saying, “I didn’t know my hair could do that!”
So remember – it’s always worth investing in a professional!