From the Brides Perspective
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# Wedding Wednesdays is back with tips from the brides perspective for the month of April
1. Engagement Party
Tip: Don’t invite everyone and their brother!
Avoid awkward conversations with friends (i.e., that you decided to have a “smaller wedding” and they didn’t make the cut) after your engagement party. Take the time to think about the guest list for both your engagement party and wedding. Even though you may not probably haven’t thought about a wedding guest list or where you are even getting married, it is still important to cover all your bases.
2. Go for the Up-do!
We all want to have Kate Middleton’s thick, luscious & big curly locks for our wedding day. The reality: wind, humidity, and countless hugs from long lost family members equals hair that will look disheveled by the time you are pronounced husband and wife.
If you rarely curl your hair or know that your curls will end up flat as a board anyways, opt for an up-do. It often looks classier, plus with enough hair spray your hair will be as good as when you left the salon!
3. Buy Your Veil and Wedding Accessories
I hear you asking, “What, I am not supposed to order a custom veil 5 days before my wedding in hopes that it will make it on time?” No. I tried that and it didn’t work out so well.
I admit – I own my own online veil store and should have known better than to delay buying my veil at the last minute. Brides have a million things on their to-do list and may not think about the last minute details until too late.
Luckily, my “something borrowed” was my mother’s pair of earrings and necklace. As for my wedding veil: I literally received it the morning of the wedding. One thing I regret is not having much time to play with the placement of the veil. I already had my make up and hair done and didn’t want it ruined, so I just stuck the veil in and went out the door to a waiting limo.
I wore a drop veil, and the comb really should have been higher on my head because I found that the veil was too flat on my face. If the comb had been higher I know it would have remedied this problem.
4. Hire Professionals for Hair & Makeup
If you decide to get your hair and make up done by a professional make sure you hire a hair dresser for your hair and a make up artist for your makeup. There is a reason people choose one area or the other to study. Sometimes you can find a talented artists who went to school for both fields, but most of the time you probably won’t be fully satisfied.
The total cost may be a little more, but hiring a true hair stylist and a make up artist who are good at what they do will pay off. They each have have the correct supplies (no matter what the challenge) along with an array of different techniques and styles at their disposal.
For example, my mom wanted a thick braid down the side of her head with the remainder of her hair curled. The stylist didn’t listen and ended up twisting her hair on both sides, and used black bobby pins in her blond hair. Although my mom looked beautiful, she had a vision of what she wanted for her hair – that wasn’t accomplished.
As an aside, different ethnic groups wear different makeup styles. The women that did my makeup was an expert in South Asian makeup, so when it came to apply makeup to my freckled white face, I had to ask her to tone it down a lot as shimmer and bold colors do not suit me.
5. Do Your Homework & Find A Unique Shot
Pinterest and wedding blogs make it easy to find amazing photography of real weddings at the wedding venue that you choose. A great idea is to look through some of the images and either make note or send the link to your photographer. There might be a certain pose you love or a certain area of the property that you would love to get a photograph taken. Don’t be scared to let them know!
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