Setting a wedding date is one of the most important decisions in your life and comes with it other important things such as finding the right make-up artist!
I am going to help and provide advice on how to narrow things down and will be discussing two main areas: one being things to do and help you research prior to booking the make-up consultation and secondly things to ask for and look out for to maximise the trial potential and to help towards booking the right make-up artist.
Research, Research, Research
Second part is to go prepared to the trial, take with you swatches or fabric samples of the bridesmaid dresses and your own dress that is if you don’t have the actual wedding dress on you, but its best to take your dress or a part of your dress that is easiest to carry. The same
applies to the jewellery, even magazines with sticky notes on images that you like, it is advisable to make sure your eyebrows and face are groomed its nothing worst for the make-up artist to try apply make-up on poorly groomed hairy eyebrows…growing out your eyebrows wouldn’t make a different on your day as they can be groomed by applying
make-up .. for you to be able to successfully book the artist you need to be able to visualise yourself as the bride as much as possible so make sure your eyebrows and face are groomed, as close to how you would want it on your wedding day to maximise the trial outcome. During the trial you can ask to look at the artists portfolio or their bridal work, you can also ask to see some reference pictures if you did not get the chance to bring any inspiration pictures or any magazines with you, additionally your make-up artist might have some published work so do ask. Its a chance to have a look at their skills and versatility.
You should also pay attention to their make-up hygiene so look out for their brushes and products, if you have certain product preferences and any allergies it is wise to point that out as make-up hygiene is a big part of the make-up artist trade, it is also important to note this if your scared of germs or have sensitive skin. Always make sure the make-up artist has washed and sanitized their hands before they start any treatment on you…if they haven’t do not hesitate to point it out as its an issue of health.
Weddings are a joyous happy occasion so make sure you enjoy all the experiences you face such as shopping , planing the different stages of the wedding, remember to delegate the tasks as its far easier to follow up on peoples to whom you have given different tasks to rather then to juggle every thing yourself, try to eliminate any stress and give plenty of time to pamper yourself, all this will add to your radiance on your wedding day.