Guest Post: by Alex Lerado
Your wedding makeup look is an essential part of your overall bridal style. You can go traditional, minimal, or branch out by using a bold lip or eye color.
It’s a way to make a statement and also make sure you’re ready for wedding photos. But there’s a lot of different ways to go about it. So here are the wedding makeup options you need to know about.
The first thing you can do if you want to save money or just prefer it is to do your own makeup. Many opt for this route, and it’s great if you are creative and already have some idea of what you want. You can use products you already own or buy something if needed. This is usually a very cost-efficient and personalized option.
Hire a Professional
Hiring someone to do your makeup for you is also very common, though more expensive than the DIY alternative. The benefits to this are that a professional will have all the necessary equipment, and you know that your makeup will turn out well.
In addition, your makeup artist likely has much experience working with brides and is comfortable with many styles. They might also have some pro makeup tips to share.
Bridal makeup is, of course, the makeup for the bride. Many choose just to have the bride’s makeup done, while the rest of the wedding party does each other’s makeup or their own. This works well if you want to save time and money.
Since professional makeup usually takes a few hours, and each additional bridesmaid adds more time, this can become very time-consuming. Opting for only bridal makeup means you’ll spend less and not have to be in the bridal suite getting makeup done for the entire day.
Wedding Party Makeup
This means the entire bridal party will get their makeup done—the bride, bridesmaids, maid or matron of honor, and possibly some relatives, as well. The great part of this is that everyone gets the chance to have their makeup done professionally.
It can also give the bridal party a cohesive look that is extremely elegant. The downside is the time this takes and the extra money you’ll need to pay the makeup artist.
Deciding on Your Makeup Budget
Makeup budgets range from free DIY options to hundreds of dollars. According to Zola, the typical cost for hair and makeup for a bride is around $150-$600.00, and they average about $75.00 for each bridesmaid’s makeup.
So it may be a good idea for everyone to have their makeup done if you have a big budget or a small bridal party. Or you can opt for just the bride’s makeup, or do it yourself for much less.
Your wedding makeup completes your bridal look and says a lot about your personal style. Make sure to do whatever makes sense for you financially, and choose a look that you feel great wearing. No matter what, you’ll look beautiful in every photo when you remember that it’s the day you marry the love of your life.
Alex Loredo is a freelance writer. She utilizes her knowledge of events and planning to create content that motivates and inspires. She writes for Thrive Global, Adventures and Coffee, and more. Alex specializes in events, hospitality, and planning topics. When she isn’t writing, she can be found reading, baking, or on a never-ending quest for the world’s best cup of coffee.
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