It is totally understandable that you want to look your absolute best on your wedding day. However, I always suggest to brides not to overdo it. You don't want your guests not to recognize you or (even worse) think "wow, you clean up well." Bridal makeup should be about enhancing your wonderful features rather than creating features that you were not necessarily born with. Good communication with your makeup artist is key. Let him/her know what is your daily makeup routine, what makeup you use, and products you are allergic to. Bringing pictures of the bridal looks you you want to try are also helpful.
In relation to your bridal hair, don't stress over having to grow your hair out before your wedding day. Your hair is not going to grow 12 inches in six months, no matter how many vitamins you are taking. You will be surprised that some hair styles don't require a lot of hair length. Look through magazines and pull out pictures to show your hair stylist. If you had already purchased your wedding gown, bring a picture to your meeting with your hair stylist too. He/she will be able to provide you with suggestions on an updo or half-do.
When I suggested to Carisa about getting makeup and hair trials, I also suggested she gets these done on a day that she has an event or she and Richard are going out for a hot date. Carisa nodded and was excited about the "hot" date. Richard just said quietly: "uh, ok." I got a picture of Carisa's hair from the hair trial, but never did hear about the "date." Must follow up on that!
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If you missed the first couple of blog posts on Carisa and Richard's wedding planning adventures, you can catch up on how they got engaged, set the date, found a venue, found a marriage commissioner, found a photographer, sent out invitations, took care of out of town guests, found a DJ, found a wedding gown, found a wedding cake, designed their decor and chose their flowers.
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