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#1 CaseyT

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:51 PM

We are getting married somewhere kind of isolated, and there are no beauticians or hairdressers in the local areas, so the only alternative to paying out a ridiculous amount for a travelling artist is to do the hair and make up myself, does any one have any experience with doing this?
I went for a make up consultation today, and have another appointment next week near where I work, so I can talk and be taught the best techniques for coverage etc, but I just wanted to know if any one else had success stories - please no regret stories as I have no alternatives... and need a little bit of a confidence boost. blush.gif
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:07 PM

I did my own hair and make-up. smile.gif

I got married somewhere where having a trial or two before was not really possible - I chose pretty basic hair and make-up knowing I'd be doing it myself. I did organise a hairdresser, which was a real regret; as soon as we got back to the hotel I washed my hair out and re-did it myself - was a simple messy curly bun - no idea why it was so hard for the hairdresser to do, even with showing her photos of what I wanted, but mess it up, she did. Luckily, we had time for me to fix it.

I didn't find it too hard/difficult to do - I chose a fairly natural make-up style, and used mineral make-up. smile.gif



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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE(~ La Coccinelle ~ @ Dec 21 2011, 04:07 PM) View Post

I did my own hair and make-up. smile.gif

I got married somewhere where having a trial or two before was not really possible - I chose pretty basic hair and make-up knowing I'd be doing it myself. I did organise a hairdresser, which was a real regret; as soon as we got back to the hotel I washed my hair out and re-did it myself - was a simple messy curly bun - no idea why it was so hard for the hairdresser to do, even with showing her photos of what I wanted, but mess it up, she did. Luckily, we had time for me to fix it.

I didn't find it too hard/difficult to do - I chose a fairly natural make-up style, and used mineral make-up. smile.gif


Thank you so muc honey, puts my mind at ease. I will be having basic hair too, my FH likes my hair straight wub.gif and I have a hair slide that matches my bouquet to pin some back. smile.gif
I went and saw a make up artist today for a consult, and she just did foundation and concealer, so when I got home after working I washed it off and was pleasantly surprised on what a difference it made and how natural it looked, on to a winner there I think, but will practice to make perfect before the big day.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:30 AM

Didn't realise there were so many DIY brides regarding hair and make up, I was feeling bad about the fact I wouldn't be able to get any one in, like I was cheap or something, but I realise it's totally reasonable to do it yourself. Thanks so much!
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:38 AM

My MIL did mine. My SIL who is trained was going to but then got pregnant (and was about 8 months by the wedding day) and didn't feel up to it. Since I don't usually wear make up at all, I just couldn't bring myself to pay the big bucks for it so asked MIL - she's done my make up for events for years anyway. I just had my bridesmaids bring their own foundation, so that we had the right shade for everyone (we all have fairly similar skintones, but I knew from my best friend's wedding that I needed a lighter shade than her) and we used the lipstick from my best friend's wedding. Otherwise MIL provided it all. Our look was very natural, but that was perfect for me and what I wanted.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:41 AM

I did my own make up. I'm used to doing it by myself, and I didn't want it to look unnatural iykwim? Instead of spending up big on a make-up artist, I went to Dior and had one of their consultants pick and match a foundation to suit me and powder etc. If you buy good products, you're halfway there IMO.

How long is your hair? I'd get it cut or trimmed maybe 2 weeks before hand so it's in good condition and then have a couple of practices doing it. No doubt hair dressers have all sorts of pins, clips and products that will help you style it.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE(Carolyn @ Dec 22 2011, 10:41 AM) View Post

I did my own make up. I'm used to doing it by myself, and I didn't want it to look unnatural iykwim? Instead of spending up big on a make-up artist, I went to Dior and had one of their consultants pick and match a foundation to suit me and powder etc. If you buy good products, you're halfway there IMO.

How long is your hair? I'd get it cut or trimmed maybe 2 weeks before hand so it's in good condition and then have a couple of practices doing it. No doubt hair dressers have all sorts of pins, clips and products that will help you style it.


I know exactly what you mean. I am going for natural too, our whole idea is low key and casual, so having oot make up would probably just make me feel self concious.

My hair is maybe shoulder length, I intend to have a some loose curls at the back just for a little definition. My SIL is suppose to help me too, but since they won't be arriving until the morning of, I don't want to be relying on anyone else to help, in case they don't arrive or aren't reliable, etc, iykwim?
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