I had a wonderful time talking with The Hitch List about my top 10 things I feel a bride should consider the day of her wedding:
1. Change the look of your make-up in between the ceremony and the reception for a greater variety of photos and style. I like romantic and soft for the ceremony and then, especially if it’s an evening reception, enhancing make-up with a more dramatic eyeliner or a richer lip color. Some brides buy a second dress to achieve this change, but a simple shift in make-up can do it without taxing your budget.
2. Think about your wedding venue, the weather that day and the lighting throughout the day. Is your ceremony outdoors, but your reception is indoors? Is it sunny or overcast? Are you in a candlelit ballroom or a funky loft space? Your make-up should be adjusted to play off all of these factors.
3. Give thought to the vibe of the room that you’re getting ready in. Set a tone for it. Even if you have a large wedding party, too many people in the room can be really overwhelming. Prioritize a calm, relaxing atmosphere.
4. If your eyes are puffy, dip caffeinated tea bags (Lipton will do) into a bucket of ice for 15 minutes. Ring out the cold bags and then place them on the eye lids for 10 minutes. I do this to brides quite a bit the morning of the wedding.
5. Brides should never get their make-up done last; go right in the middle of your wedding party, and ideally get it done in stages. You’ll be in the chair 2-3 times instead of just once since you want certain components of your look, like powder and lips, to be as fresh as possible.
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