Bridal Hair & Make Up: Making the right choices for you wedding day

Autumn is just around the corner and we all have that September feeling! September always feels like a start of something new and a great time to begin all the things that we didn’t have chance to begin over the Summer. We also find that it is a good time for couples to begin their journey into planning their wedding. At Wedding Hair and Make Up Artists we like to offer a personal touch to our service and experience. We work with our clients on a one to one basis and offer as much information as we can to help you make the right choices for your day. Of course one of the most important things about your wedding day, apart from marrying the person of your dreams, is the way you look and feel. Hair and make up plays an integral part of this process. Brides consider this so important that the search begins almost instantly for the perfect dress, hair and make up to complement the final look.

Some lucky brides know exactly what they are looking for and have a great deal of confidence. If you are like most brides, this may be daunting. I think this is a very natural emotion and considering this will be one of the most significant days of your life you want to be comfortable and happy with your choices. 

Firstly, congratulations if you have recently got engaged. You can now begin searching and designing the wedding day that you desire. High on the list of priorities is the dress. When buying the dress, try and imagine how you will complete the look, consider your accessories not only for your body but also for your hair as this could dramatically change the overall image and style of the dress. Think about the neck line and imagine how your hair will be shaped, if you have a high detailed neck line you probably wouldn’t want to wear your hair down for instance. Getting as much visual information from the start will help make the process easier and less stressful.

Brides rarely choose to do their hair and make up themselves and wisely so! If your budget will stretch to a professional, then that would be my first choice, however if you are on a tighter budget you may want to trust the ability of a friend or a family member spending plenty of time working together and trying different options and styles until you get it right. Take plenty of pictures and make a scrapbook that you can keep referring to in the run up to the big day.

Choosing a professional artist is also a big decision and one not to rush into. Make sure you do plenty of research into the artist and ask to see examples of their work so you can be confident of their ability and style. Make sure they are fully qualified, fully trained and fully insured and don’t feel uncomfortable asking to see certificates if you have any doubt about their skills. Once you are happy with your choice then it is time to meet the artist. This is a good opportunity to try out various styles and most importantly, to see if you are comfortable with them as it is important that you feel at ease throughout the session. Take pictures and always say if you are unsure about something. The right hair and make up style for the day should complement your dress, work well with a theme or colour your scheme, if you have one, but most importantly make you look and feel special and enhancing all your very best features. Finally, once you are happy make sure they save the date!

Other things to think about whether you have the right hair or look for the style you desire. In most cases hair extensions can be applied and a great deal is achievable. Make sure your artist is using a make up brand of professional quality, as this will need to last all day and needs to work with the photography and lighting. Ask your artist about lip sealants, brow shaping and individual lashes to enhance your features.

Most importantly - enjoy this experience, brides should be pampered on their wedding day. Make sure you have the confidence to ask questions and to speak up if it doesn’t feel or look right. A professional will understand and appreciate the feedback, so don’t worry and if you need that little bit of extra support by bringing a friend or family member along- it’s always good to get a second opinion!

We have years of experience in bridal hair and make up, as well as the whole process of leading up to the big day, so don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions!

Amanda x (WHAM Artists)