girly stuff: tips for the bride

Hair and makeup will often take longer than you think (especially if your mom/bridesmaids are also using his/her services). This can throw off your schedule if you don't plan for it...I'd suggest adding some buffer time just in case. This year, it's been the #1 schedule delayer!

When you schedule hair & makeup too tightly, it can seriously cut into portrait time and make you feel rushed when you're getting dressed. If you plan for "too much" time, the worst that can happen is that things will go quicker than planned and you'll have some extra time to relax before the ceremony.

Another note on makeup: there's no need to add extra-heavy makeup 'for the camera'...you should feel like you, just more glamorous. And please try to stay away from body glitter or bronzers...anything with a gleam or glitter or 'glow' may show up as shine/sweat in photos, especially with flash. A subtle shimmer is okay if you really want it, but keep it very low-key.

A very small thing, but if you want a nice pic of your dress on the hanger, buy a covered satin hanger...there's nothing wrong with clear plastic, but satin looks a little bit dressier...

And a word about shoes: stilettoes are hip and gorgeous. I love them. But they're really tough to wear on a lawn. If you're having your wedding outside or want to walk on the grass for a bit during your portraits, consider heels with a slightly wider base, or bring a second pair to change into.



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