Now this is an aspect of your wedding that can easily set the mood of the day as positive or negative; so make sure you plan it carefully.
Of course you need to keep in mind what your personal style is, the theme of the wedding and what you have been dreaming about for years now. Even if you like a more natural look, it’s advisable to use a professional for the job. Having a professional can make the difference between having a classic, or just a plain look.
Do a bit of research on professional makeup artists and hairstylist in the area. Make a point of visiting them and getting feel for the way they work. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but getting along with the stylists you use can go a long way in making you feel more relaxed on your wedding day.
Also remember to book one or two trials to make sure they understand what you want and you know what to expect. Make a list of everything you will need to bring along for the styling and what they include in the fees you pay. It’s better to be safe than sorry, because you might not be able to run to the store to get what you need if you weren’t sure if you needed it.
The importance of having one or two trials is also to ensure that you are not allergic to the products that are going to be used. If your stylist tells you that they will be using a different product on the day, rather schedule another trial or visit them before the wedding to do a skin test of the product. The risk of being covered in itching hives is just too big and can ruin a beautiful day.
If any of your wedding party will be using the same stylist, they should also go for trials before the wedding. It’s usually best if the trials are complete at least a week before the wedding to compensate for any reactions to the products that will be used.
Something to keep in mind is a small thank you to make the stylist feel special for the personal service they offer you, especially if their traveling to your venue to do the styling. You might want to give them a gift or a specially designed card they can use as a reference in their salon.