Actually, Beauty is More Than Skin Deep

In the days that I designed and planned weddings on a regular basis (which as much as I’ve intended to, have not fully retired from yet), I discovered two of a wedding planners’ best friend.

An outstanding hair stylist and an outstanding make-up artist.

Now, this may sound like I’m exaggerating, but what I would tell you is the time the bride is getting ready for her big day sets the tone for rest of the day. If she is feeling relaxed and beautiful, she views the rest of the world as relaxed and beautiful.

I discovered this little trick about wedding planning when I started to work with Sherry Fredkove Makeup and Danielle Goulet Peterson, hair stylist. I’d worked with some other make-up artists and hair stylists, who, quite frankly, didn’t see the importance of relaxing the bride. After all, once hair and make-up are done, the artists don’t see how the rest of the day goes.

Both of these artists are unbelievably kind and committed to making the bride look her absolute best. I would hear, repeatedly, from my clients how they couldn’t believe how calming both of them are! And that really does make a wedding planner’s job so much easier.

Thank you to Laurie Schneider Photography for the images.

Here are some beauty tips for your wedding day:
* Limit your alcohol comsumption at the rehearsal dinner. Alcohol is dehydrating and that will reflect in your skin.
* Wear a buttoned up shirt when getting your hair and make-up done. You don’t want to have to pull a shirt over your head and ruin your hair and smear your make-up.
* Definitely make sure you have a trial run. During the trial run, try to have pictures taken so you have a reference. Also, during the trial run, make sure you speak up as to whether you want something changed or not. They want to make sure you get the right look, but they aren’t mind readers.
* As a reminder, wedding day hair and make-up is different than every day. These professionals are mindful of the photography needs of hair and makeup.

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