Is there a wedding coming up? Mazel tov! A makeup artist shares these helpful tips.
- Do you have a large family? Find out how many people your makeup artist is comfortable doing in one day, and don’t try to push in more. You don’t want to risk her being exhausted later in the day, or rushing and not being able to give you the same meticulous work.
- Ask how much time she needs per person and make a schedule allowing that amount of time. It’s always better to be calm and ready a little earlier than to be rushed and stressed.
- Make sure your family eats! Hungry people are cranky people and that’s the last thing you want on the day of a simcha. Bring food along to the hall, or have the caterer provide it. (Offer your makeup artists and hairstylists food too, since they’ll be working in your home all day.)
- Find out exactly what’s included in the contract: Amount of faces, touch ups, dressing services, etc.
- Young children and babies should be brought as late as possible. Otherwise bring along toys or other items to keep them occupied.
- The most frequently asked question people ask me when planning a wedding is, “Do I need to hire a dresser?” Some people consider it an unnecessary luxury, while some won’t make a simcha without one. But there is no question a dresser makes the day go much more smoothly. If you have lots of girls to dress, if you’re not the organized type, even if you just need another pair of hands, it’s worth it. A dress rips, the gown is too long, a lipstick stain…a dresser handles all that. If it’s not in your budget, ask a friend to come help you.
- Pay your makeup artists before the start of the wedding even if she’ll still be doing touchups after the chuppah. It gets hectic later on, and believe me, she wants to get back to her own family after a long day. It also saves you the headache of tracking down the person holding the checkbook.
- If your makeup artists uses social media, and you don’t want to be posted, make sure to specify that. All makeup artists will respectfully honor your request. (And along those lines, don’t believe every picture on social media. It’s far too easy to edit pics these days. It’s way better to get recommendations from people directly.)
- We are happy to be part of your simcha and will help in any way we can. Just ask nicely.
- The best thing you can do to thank us is recommending us to your friends!
Mazel tov, and lots of nachas!