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  • Writer's pictureAnn Krause

Let's Talk Expectations

If you're getting married soon, you know how important it is to feel confident that your beauty services will keep you looking your best well into the evening. Simply hiring a professional team isn't the only thing you need to do, but not to worry- we're here to help you navigate through this.

photo by Fox + Ivory

First of all, let's make sure that your expectations align with your skin type, facial features and hair texture. It's not uncommon for us to be drawn to inspiration pics of looks that aren't realistic- or will translate much differently on us. For example, having a different eyelid shape than the model in your inspo pic probably means that you can't expect your eye makeup application to be a mirror image. It is your artists' responsibility to discuss in detail these differences, inform you of the outcome you can expect, and provide you with alternate options that you may like even better. This is the difference between a good and a great makeup/hair artist. You don't want someone who will over promise, and leave you feeling disappointed when things don't turn out just like you expected.

photo by Sean Cook Weddings

Next, let's think about the possible weather scenarios on your wedding day. Getting married in late July? If so, you should be prepared for the possibility of temperatures of 100+ degrees, and also humidity and rain. No one wants to think about any of these less-than-ideal scenarios that could require you to change plans, but if you consider these possibilities when choosing your look you will have one less thing to worry about later. If you hate being too hot, and your hair tends to frizz or fall limp in humidity, you should consider wearing it all up for your summer wedding.

photo by Rempel Photography

Finally, you should make alternate plans/solutions for the things that you can't control. Doing your research and selecting an indoor photo location (or three) that you LOVE in case rain prevents you from making it to Millennium Park and the lakefront, you don't have to feel like you're settling. If you're getting married in the summer when humidity is at it's highest, you may want to consider booking your hair and/or makeup artist to stay with you through the afternoon until your ceremony. Be sure to inquire about this when you book your services since this is something that isn't typically available as a last minute add on.

photo by Nicole Morisco

Happy wedding planning!

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