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DAVINA_C Posts: 104
1/18/12 2:57 P

While I am great at doing my own make-up, hair is another story. I definitely need someone to do that for me!

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1/17/12 8:50 A

Yes! I'm talented in that area. :)

LIZA_JD Posts: 466
1/7/12 10:25 P

I am definitely getting my hair and make-up professionally done!!! I don't wear make-up so me doing it would be a disaster. LOL!!! Although, the problem is finding where. . . I had two 15 Birthday Celebrations in December and for one I had my make-up done at MAC and I loved it and the second one I had done at a spa/salon and I didn't like it (it was too much and too dark). So, either I go with MAC or keep looking. LOL!!!

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1/7/12 12:36 P

My hair is being done by my normal hairdresser who is doing it at a discount for the bridal party (me, two bridesmaids, one flower girl and my mum). I'm doing my own make up with my Mum's help.

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1/5/12 7:50 A

I'm probably no help because my hair is boy-short and I don't wear make up except a little gloss and mascara to an interview. I will be doing my own. From what I've read while perusing the wedding blogs, wedding make up should be your normal makeup + a little extra. So normal makeup + red lipstick! or smoky eye shadow! or false eyelashes!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,706
11/2/11 9:44 A

I would pay to get someone else to do it. My hair is like a bad child that won't listen to me. And while I do my own makeup well for regular days, a professional would know how to make it look good in all the pictures that I am going to be in.

MOLLYSARAN Posts: 1,060
11/1/11 12:08 P

I'm getting my hair & makeup done by someone else , i know i'll be nervous & i'm sacred i'll do something stupid like poke myself in the eye with my eyeliner ...LOL

KELLYDRESCHER SparkPoints: (34,100)
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11/1/11 11:35 A

My MOH is doing mine. It's my wedding present from her.

MNIKODEM Posts: 421
10/31/11 6:29 P

I can do my own makeup but hair I'm not a pro in ... especially bridal hairstyles so I'm opting for professional hair & makeup. Wish I could do my own since it would save money but alas am not that talented.

MNIKODEM Posts: 421
10/31/11 6:19 P

I can do my own makeup but hair I'm not a pro in ... especially bridal hairstyles so I'm opting for professional hair & makeup. Wish I could do my own since it would save money but alas am not that talented.

ILUVPUDGE Posts: 28
9/24/11 7:15 P

I'm doing my own hair and makeup, too! Thank goodness I saw this post...I was wondering if it was too strange for me to do my own.

For me, makeup-wise, it's because I like a more natural look. In the past most times someone else did my makeup I felt it was too heavy. I don't want to use foundation ( just moisturize well and spot-conceal) because it leaves the face too cakey, but a lot of makeup artists just do a thick layer of foundation all over if they aren't wanting to put in the time and effort to spot conceal more precisely. Not using fake lashes either, but just a really good mascara. When my best friend got married, she hated the makeup trial that she had professionally done. They made my 26 year old friend look like she was well into her 30s! So she decided on me doing her hair and makeup. I used my spot conceal method (takes a little longer), and I did put a few false lash pieces on her, but I did them strand by strand to make it really natural. She ended up looking really really natural and fresh-faced pretty.

I'll also be doing my own hair, but my hair is pretty simple, no elaborate updos. Just hair down...big, soft romantic curls, maybe a section pinned or braided back gently, with a flower.

MSMARTHALILIAN Posts: 129
9/21/11 1:23 P

I'm lucky enough that one of my bridesmaids is a pro at this sort of stuff and has a very similar complexion to my own and totally gets the look that I'm going for, so she's going to be handling my hair and makeup the day of. I can't wait!

LOVEFIT30 Posts: 2,937
8/16/11 3:13 P

I completely agree GEMROSE1!

I'm splurging and leaving it to the professionals. I do not want the added stress, if you will, of doing my own on one of the most important days of my lives. I dont have pamper treatment on a daily basis so why not splurge and relax.

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8/16/11 12:07 A

I'm going with the pro's, getting makeup to stay put for 12 hrs is something worth paying for when you're having some many photos taken.

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8/15/11 12:07 A

MY CONGRATULATIONS!

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8/15/11 12:07 A

GREAT GOING!!!

DIABHALRUA SparkPoints: (529)
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8/13/11 10:31 P

I'm going to be doing both with a tiny bit of cheating. I'm going to the beauty school a week before and get eyelash extensions so no running mascara and awesome lashes for wedding and honeymoon.

HOLALOLA SparkPoints: (20,526)
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8/11/11 11:55 A

I have access to a make-up school and will try to hire a student. I think they will charge A LOT more than $20 in my area. I hope to do it partly in trade, as I get some stuff free from work that make-up artists would be interested in having. I hope to pay mostly in product, with a little cash for the rest.

If you have a talent (sewing, music, graphic design, whatever) see if you can trade services with someone to do your hair and/or make-up.


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7/26/11 9:30 A

I'm not. I don't wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis and I'm not very familiar with how to do it right. I could manage lipstick on my own but I want to do more than that. I'm looking on www.gatheringguide.com/ec/health_beauty.ht
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but I haven't settled on anyone yet. Any suggestions, GA ladies? I want someone who can do a natural look, but make me look good for photos.

NEWLYWED2011 Posts: 111
7/20/11 12:19 P

When it's a big night I always seem to mess up my makeup and my hair never seems to go the way I want, so I'm going to give in and hire someone, because otherwise I know I'll get stressed and be in a bad mood. I have thick, long, curly hair and it's not always the easiest to work with so I figure this way no worries.

KITTEN_351 Posts: 486
7/7/11 1:25 P

I went to a Mary Kay party just a few weeks ago and bought what's called a Bride Kit. Had everything I could possibly need for wedding day and it wasn't too expensive either. During my follow-up next week, my rep offered to do a trial run and show me how to put it on. We'll take a few pictures to ensure that I know what it should look like when it's done. But I'm pretty confident that whatever a makeup artist can do, I'm fully capable of matching as long as they talk me through it. I'm not wearing false eyelashes, but am using an extending mascara.

For my hair, my cousin does hair professionally, so I'm going to go to her with a picture and have her do a trial run of a few styles and get pictures of each of them. Then ask her to recreate it the morning of the wedding. My bridesmaids are probably going to do their own hair and makeup unless they really want my cousin to do it for them, but they're pretty capable of making themselves look good.

LUVYA798 SparkPoints: (1,585)
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7/3/11 1:35 P

I was thinking about having my sister do my bridal hair and make-up. I dont want the extra added stress of doing my hair and makeup while trying to make sure everything goes right on the big day.All I want to do is put on my dress and shoes and be good to go out the door. When I do my makeup I always get criticized about how it could look better so I dont want to deal with that.

MYAKAYAH Posts: 4,200
6/19/11 8:26 P

I will have my hair and makeup done for the wedding. I could likely do it myself but I don't want that drama. All I want to do is put on my dress and shoes and I'm good to walk out the door. I'm pale & fair with red hair so as long as I look natural with some colour I will be satisfied. I don't do fake lashes because I have long lashes and mascara will do the trick there. My hair will likely just be flat ironed and straight so no worries on that since I have coarse hair. If I look back on my wedding pictures and saw someone I did not recognise that would be an issue. The SO prefers the natural look as well so I find no need to look like a totally different version of myself.

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6/17/11 1:10 P

I am lucky, I have one of my bridesmaid who does hair for a living, so I am saving that cost and she is doing the whole bridal party's hair for nothing!!!

SUZZIEQ81 SparkPoints: (822)
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6/14/11 12:32 A

I don't wear make up, but the people we used for the engagement photos made my eyes look dark and heavy. Plus it made me look like a teenager! I know I look young but I don't want to look that young! And other times going to stores and having it done, they really cake it on. The only place that did a good job while keeping it so it looked pretty natural was a lady at one of the MAC stores. So I know I need a make up artist, but I'm pretty leery.

I've been pretty lucky with hair. My hair is naturally curly and holds styled curls really well as well. For fancy events I've always either done my own hair or had my mom help. So I'm actually thinking of doing my own hair for the wedding instead of paying someone else to since I already know how to do my hair for fancy occasions.

SORCHA89 Posts: 587
5/28/11 3:17 P

Look for a salon school in your area. They can do your hair for like $20!!! Both of my proms I went to a salon school and I plan to do the same for my wedding. Also, department stores in malls can give you like a "makeover" to help sell their products, but realistically you could just go there to get your makeup done and just leave lol. That way you still feel like you're being pampered but without the huge price!

WINNIETHAX Posts: 119
5/23/11 11:32 A

I was planning on doing my own, but when I thought about how much I usually wear makeup (none at all, except for chapstick and mascara) and how much it would cost to buy all the products I would need to be camera-ready (well over $100) and how overwhelmed I will more than likely be on the day of the wedding (utterly psychotic), I decided throwing money at having someone to my hair and makeup for me was the best choice. So I'm paying $200 to sit on my tushy and have someone make me look gorgeous on my big day while I drink mimosas.

NHELENE Posts: 1,469
5/23/11 10:14 A

I had a friend do my hair and makeup. It turned out great. Just make sure to have a "trial" a few weeks beforehand to make sure you'll be happy with the results.


For the makeup we went to M.A.C. and had them make me up, then bought the things we needed.

FUTUREMRS1001 Posts: 215
5/20/11 9:32 A

I'm doing my own make up :) I love doing make up
As for the hair, I'm getting it done by a professional. I wouldn't attempt to do it myself. That's when I'd mess up LOL

CJEANINE82 Posts: 160
5/14/11 12:58 A

make up, my MOH and I will be doing it. hair, that's all professional. i would look a mess on my wedding day if it were up to me.

TCLUCK711 SparkPoints: (734)
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5/10/11 11:04 A

That's what I'm worried about. I have never even had a hair cut where they didn't miss some. My hair is fine and straight and apparently impossible. It won't hold a curl even with tons of product.

At the moment I'm contemplating having my MOH do my hair and makeup. She's the style queen of the family and has similar hair to me, so she knows how to handle it.

TOOMUCHWORK1 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/10/11 9:16 A

I found this list while reading up on whether to do my makeup or not...I think i will now.

http://antipodeanchic.blogspot.com/2011/
05/wedding-makeup-should-you-do-your-o
wn.html

hey, if kate middleton can do it...right?

TINKER-LYNNE SparkPoints: (0)
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5/5/11 5:33 A

My cousin is doing my hair, and I am most likely doing my own make-up. I dont wear much to begin with, sometimes mascara, a bit of cover up and lip chap. I dont plan on looking to different on the big day!

UGAKATE85 Posts: 2,630
5/3/11 10:41 A

No way! I'm getting one of my friends (a professional hair/makeup artist) to come do my hair and makeup plus the hair and makeup for any bridesmaids who want it. It's worth it to me to spend more money to keep myself from looking like a wreck!

CHELLYBEANS Posts: 660
5/2/11 10:51 A

Just wanted to share with you guys I bought the E.L.F. Beauty Book Neutral Eye Edition this weekend for $4.50 & I ended up creating a beautiful wedding day look! I was THRILLED. I honestly never would have imagine something so inexpensive would have made for such a beautiful elegant wedding look.

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5/1/11 9:36 A

I plan on doing my own makeup but I will get my hair professionally done. My hairdresser is great at wedding hair, but the wedding will be four hours away from here and I can't afford to pay her to travel as well, so I'll probably end up going to the JCPenney salon, that's where my sister went for her wedding and they did a wonderful job with her hair as well as all the bridesmaids.

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5/1/11 4:07 A

well im doing my own hair and makeup because every time ive gone to a salon or had my makeup done by someone else theyve made me look awful...i am having a half set of eyelash inserts though and a set of gel nails,french manicured.ive had a few practise runs too so i know exactly what i want on the day.

Edited by: JULIETUBBYBRIDE at: 5/1/2011 (04:08)
CHELLYBEANS Posts: 660
4/29/11 12:44 P

Own hair? NO WAY!!!!! Maid of Honor will be in charge of that but I've been practicing my makeup look but so far definitely haven't achieved the "bridal" look. We're having a destination wedding so if all else fails I hope when we decide on a location they have a salon & make up artist.

SCTK519 Posts: 2,085
4/29/11 9:14 A

My aunt, a former beautician, is doing my hair and I'm planning on doing my own makeup. I'm getting married in November, but I'm going to start practicing here soon since I don't normally wear makeup at all.

IAMSDAUGHTER Posts: 23
4/28/11 3:54 P

for my wedding we were on a budget so i did my own hair and makeup we didnt have a profesional photographer either but our photos look professional my husbands friend took them .i like the more natural look anyway for weddings i think my husband liked it

AMSUPPA SparkPoints: (949)
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3/31/11 8:33 A

I am doing my own hair and makeup. I did my own for semi, prom, and ball. I am rather good at doing both i can do up dos and down. Straight or curly.

As for you with your curly hair I recommend Frizz-ease Dream curls curl perfecting spray. Do not use to much as it will make your hair crunchy but if you use just enough you will still have the dry curls it will just tame them.

as for makeup bobby brown and mac have great brown sets for the natural look start off with a nude on the lids. a light brown on the crease and a tad darker brown towards the outer corner. try to opt out of eyeliner on your wedding day and stick to a wet powder instead keep close to the lid.

For lashes, that all depends on your natural lashes. Mine are horrible lol So im going with false lashes. I use 4 lash from mac. I dont add mascara to them or anything so they still look natural. http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/150/29
6/4-Lash/index.tmpl

Hope my tips help =) emoticon

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3/31/11 12:09 A

I went to the bloke who does my hair a couple times a year cost me all of 50 bucks for him to do it - standard fee.

I went to shoppers drug mart, told the lady there that I was shopping for make up for my wedding day (did this a month before) and she showed me though a few options that might look good on me (she did it in front of Mate-To-Nyx my now hubby since he could see what it looked like on me better then I ever could).

We got the couple of colours that he liked that she suggested, and she showed me a couple times how to apply it and him for that matter, so he could help and we where good to go.

The day of the wedding my hubby to be did my nails (french tip style) that I'd actually gown specifically for the wedding day (the fake nails just didn't work out for me).

Ours was a small family wedding as well, whole thing including honeymoon was under 5k (not including prenup).

SEPLIBRA Posts: 271
3/30/11 10:13 A

I decided to fork out the cash and get both done.

I suck at hair, so that was an easy decision. I have a picture of the simple hairstyle that I want, and the stylist should have no problem recreating it for me.

Makeup, I'm actually not bad at. However, these pics are gonna be around for a long time, so I want to make sure I look my best. I think the $ spent on professional makeup is well worth it, especially considering how expensive the photographer is.

BRIDE2BE061211 Posts: 3
3/25/11 2:10 P

I'm planning to do my own hair and make-up. We're planning a small (family only) wedding. We want to keep to the budget. So I have opted to do my own hair and makeup for the big day. I feel as though I'm the only one that really knows what look I would like to achieve. My hair is naturally curly and I've grown to love it, but every time I go to the salon... They try to get me to chemically straighten it or blow dry it out and flat iron it. It's just not me! As far as make-up, I just want a fresh polished look. Anyways, have any of you guys decided to go the same route? Also any make-up/hair tips you've learned? Any product recommendations? Best wedding make-up? False lashes vs natural lashes?

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