Mar 23, 2012
Okay, I'm going to be straight with you guys, other that doing my own make for my wedding, this is going to be my first gig. My sister in law is getting married May 12 and she asked me to do her hair and make up. I'm not saying that I'm the greatest thing, everything I have learned was from reading blogs, forums and watching videos on you tube religiously, so yeah not a professional. But I am capable pulling some awesome for her special day. So here's the question, on the morning of the special day, in which order should I work, I have one bride(of course:P) 3 Bridesmaids and one cute little flower girl. Who get's to be pampered first? Thanks in advance ladies!
Mar 24, 2012
HI there. I always get the bridesmaids done first, the flower girl will be a 2 minute affair I would imagine with a little pink glow on her cheeks and the bride is last as she will be fresh. I always have a trial prior to the day so you know what the bride wants. I even email pictures of certain bridal looks asking the bride which she likes so you know the style and what she is looking for. The mistake I made in the beginning was always taking everything. If I have a trial then I know that I can just take the colors that are needed with a few "just in case" products. I generally take two foundations. I have a very light and a dark one and mix. It works perfectly and no SPF in the foundation of course. I know you will do amazing and if you have any other questions feel free to email me at email@example.com. Have a great time. Take pics so you can use them for your portfolio:) Good luck, Jennifer
Mar 26, 2012
Thank you so much the advice! I will look for photos online and send them to her.
Mar 27, 2012
I like to do the bride 2nd to last. I find that when the bride goes last she starts to get panicked about time and gets all frazzled.
Mar 28, 2012
I've been doing weddings for over 20 years, so I've done a few brides...lol. I think a trial is vital. I like to do the bride 2nd to last (like Lauren C was saying). I usually don't do much to the lips, except balm that I remove just before I do everyones lips at the end (like a production line) as they'll probably eat/drink/smoke/brush their teeth while I'm making up the next person. You can take drinking straws in your kit too. Always get photos and a testimonial later. The most important thing: ALWAYS tell the bride how fabulous she looks ;)
Mar 31, 2012
I dont have any advice but i wanna wish you goodluck :)
Apr 03, 2012
brides is never last for me and never first. Depending on wedding size, she is in the middle. Flower girl is last because they're the easiest and quickest.
My typical wedding is normally like this
Mother of the bride
Keep in mind there is no correct order. It's also which way works best for you too.
Have you done trials? A trial can also tell you how long it'll take you to do one person.
I've only worked with two weddings. The first one was specifically for the bride only and the rest of her bridesmaids I just helped with eyelashes. Anyways the second one I didn't work on the bride only the bridesmaids but my friend she did the bride and she helped me with the rest of the bridesmaids. She did the bride last because you want to be able to spend as much time as you need with the bride and her makeup. Also it makes sense to do her last so throughout the day her makeup lasts (if that makes any sense)
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