Makeup Tips on your Wedding day

Getting you that flawless look is what this post is all about! You have chosen the dress, accessories and shoes,  all you need is your beauty to go along with it, so here are a few pointers that I have complied based on my experience and that of my colleagues in the industry.

First, lets address the DONT’s

  1. Not Testing your make up with florescent lighting indoors or and also towards the sunset hours.’ – Discuss it with your makeup artist in advance
  2. Having the makeup artist deciding on your look and not carrying it off.’ – Having recommendations and the confidence to carry it well is approach especially when the artist does not know you or your personality too well. The artist might not be aware of how you would want to look.
  3. Plastering up the makeup for the photographs.’ – Pros would advice the use of translucent and blotting powders along with a matte T-Zone application rather than piling up layers.
  4.  ‘Blindly going with anything trendy’.  Rather than creating a statement with a make-up that is bold opt for the classic’s, something trendy may look better on a magazine photo but not necessarily in person.
  5. Hesitating  for a bit brighter look’. Colors look marginally low-toned on photographs, so getting a choice of lipstick a few shades brighter than usual would look very natural in photos.
  6. ‘Restricting the application to only your face’.  Choosing to extend all the way to your neck and shoulders if required as your skin tones needs to look natural and even to your body’s texture.
  7. ‘Choosing to go too dark around the eyes’.  Shades too dense around the eyes would create an uneven look to the rest of the makeup, define the eye areas by gently applying color in the crease.
  8. In a hurry to apply and finish’. Plan for at least an hour period in the day’s schedule for makeup application in advance.

 The Do’s

  1. ‘Set up the trial days within a three week period from the date of the big day and not more than a 5 week period.
  2. ‘Get your trials with a white T-shirt or outfit to match the wedding days colors. Get photos indoor as well as outdoors to see the results against lighting and also photography
  3. Speak to your makeup artist to hide any darkness around the eyes with concealer and corrector.
  4. Consult with your makeup artist with images and references rather than describing a particular style. Keep in mind that certain trends and applications need to account for the right skin color as well.
  5. Remember the whiteness of the dress is strong hence the makeup should be able to compliment this color which is unlike an everyday dress. Adding color gradually to your lips and cheeks will be the best approach.
  6. Choose Individuals eyelashes over the whole strip, this would give you control of various lengths and placement.
  7.  Using professional products. Ranges from MAC’s Prolongwear includes superior wear  foundations, lip & eye products including foundations that last and look great all throughout the day.
  8. Research your makeup artist application methods
Hindu Wedding Accessories

Mistakes You Can Avoid While Picking out Your Wedding Accessories

Working With Your Wedding Dress

Your wedding dress what most people will remember you on your day you will walk down the aisle so it is essential that you don’t upstage your wedding dress with any accessory. The dress you choose will be grab all the attention and the accessories will would only support its highlights. You wouldn’t want to rush into buying wedding jewellery before you decide on your dress for the big day.

Avoiding Colored Accessories

Colored accessories work very well to lighten up the neutral whites in your outfit without overbearing its use. Clear stones are choices you can opt for instead to the traditional gold or silver jewellery.

Considering Your Skin Tone

Getting some advice on this aspect would be very helpful, as gold or silver tends to look different on skin tones. This applies for the use of color stones as well. Whether you have a fair complexion or olive skin, check which colors suite you by trying out different jewellery types in advance

Mixing Metals Is A Bad Idea

There are many jewellery makes out there that blend in gold and silver in their designs which isn’t a popular style statement anymore as a combination of the two along with your colour schemes can make everything a look a little messy.

Going for Trendy Accessories

Some trends fade away in a snap which could make your wedding photos look dated. Choosing timeless classics would mean that your photos would always be as glamorous and fashionable.

Matching and Matching Everything

There are so many perspectives to mixing and matching accessories that, breaking the flow will have a certain accessory stand out. For example, if your tiara has plenty of shimmering crystals in it, you could lower the highlights of your ear-rings rather than match it equally.

Checklist for Bridal Accessories

Checklist for Bridal Accessories

You tend to sometimes overlook few of those accessories while planning for your wedding. Many brides will tell you that it is the smaller details that make your celebration unique and special, so I have put together a checklist so you have got everything you need when it comes to planning out for your accessories.

Accessories for the Bride

Undoubtedly, the most import item on the brides shopping list is her wedding dress, but these items will help complete your bridal look.

  • To compliment your gown, you will need a veil, hair accessories such as hair-combs and hairpins along with a headpiece.
  • To dance the night away a comfortable pair of wedding shoes. Have a spare in place as well for that ‘just in case moment’.
  • A clutch bag to carry all the wedding day essentials
  • In case it gets chilly, you are going to need a jacket or a cardigan
  • For that extra sparkle some wedding jewellery to go along with your wedding dress
  • The traditional bridal garter if you are planning a traditional ceremony
  • The right lingerie to add support and make you feel good on your big day.

 Wedding Accessories required for the Groom

To help personalize his look the right accessories will make him look his best. Every groom likes to dress his best for his wedding to compliment his beautiful bride.

  • An analog wristwatch that matches with his suit and does not draw a lot of attention
  • Carrying a handkerchief for the moments of tears of joy
  • Cufflinks for the shirt gives it a very sophisticated look that match the tie or cravat
  • Waist Coast to match the color of the suit or a slightly contrasting color to make it stand out
  • A tie or cravat that matches the colors of the wedding theme or the brides accessories. (or is at least close to it.)
  • If you are planning a very formal affair, gloves or an hat will help enhance your style

 Accessories for the Wedding Party

Apart for the bride and groom, it is the bridesmaids, the bridal couples parents and ushers also require to look their best to highlight that they are a part of the bridal party with a few little extras that will help them not only stand out but also look their very best for you

  • Wedding jewellery for the bridesmaids
  • To complete their look, provide the girls with hair accessories or even tiaras
  • Bridesmaids wedding shoes to go along with their dresses
  • Accessories like hats or ties add the details of the bridal entourage
  • Hats and wrist corsages for the mothers of the bridal couple
  • Buttonholes for the best man and other male members
  • The ring cushion or a tiny ring bag for the ring bearer or the best man
  • Flower girl baskets for your flower girl to carry

Accessorizing for the Wedding Ceremony

Having the right accessories in place for the ceremony will help make it extra special and memorable however, these accessories are more to compliment the occasion than a must have.

  • Confetti or flower petals in dainty pouches for your guests handed just before the wedding march
  • A printed order of service placed along the seating areas of the ceremony for your guest to be a part of the various stages of the ceremony
  • Adding a few fragranced candles just before exchanging the vows creates a lovely atmosphere

Accessories for the reception

  • Guests love it when they feel that they are well taken care of at the reception venue, here again it is the tiny elements that really make a huge difference.
  • For guests to find their seats make it convenient for your guests to find the seating plan with escort cards and place names
  • A thank you gift for each of your guest for being a part of your big day
  • Colorful glassware that matches the wedding colors