Rise and Shine! Curating the Perfect Energy for Your Wedding Morning
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Hey there beauties! Paje Honor here, your friendly neighborhood wedding hair and makeup artist from Honor Beauty. With 17 fabulous years of experience under my belt, I've seen it all when it comes to wedding mornings. And today, I'm here to spill the beans on how to curate the best energy for that magical day you've been dreaming of since forever. So grab a cup of something, get cozy, and let's dive into some tips that will have you glowing inside and out on your special day!
Curating the Perfect Energy for Your Wedding Morning:
Choose Your Getting Ready Space: Please don't let this be an after thought. Finding the perfect getting-ready space is like finding the ideal pair of shoes – it needs to be comfortable, spacious, and make you feel like a million bucks! Whether it's a hotel suite, an Airbnb, or a friend's home, make sure it's well-lit and has enough room to accommodate your wedding party. Trust me, ample space and good lighting make a world of difference in creating a stress-free environment. This will set the tone for the day and I assure you, it never hurts to choose a space that makes you feel ready to take on the rest of what's to come!
Let the Beats Flow: It's time to set the mood, folks! Create a killer playlist that speaks to your heart and gets you grooving. From your favorite throwback tunes to uplifting melodies, curate a selection that will keep the energy high and the good vibes flowing. Music has the power to transport us, so let it transport you to a place of pure joy on your wedding morning! Fun suggestion: have your wedding party and parents send in a few requests while you're curating this playlist.
Nourish and Savor: Pre-planning your snacks, meals, and beverages is a recipe for success. Take into account any dietary restrictions or preferences of your bridal party, so nobody feels left out or goes hungry. Keep some healthy bites on hand to fuel your day, but don't forget to treat yourself to a little something special. After all, it's a celebration!
Time Is of the Essence: As much as we love a strict timeline (just kidding, we really don't!), when it comes to hair and makeup, a little flexibility goes a long way. Request your artist to create a loose schedule that allows for some breathing room. This way, you can relax, enjoy the process, and go with the flow. Trust your artist's expertise, and they'll work their magic without rushing.
Steaming Ahead: Wrinkles, be gone! Take care of dress and veil steaming in the week leading up to your wedding, not the day of. Save yourself from unnecessary stress by tackling this task in advance. Your garments will thank you, and you'll have one less thing to worry about on the big day. You can also arrange for professional steaming/pressing from your local drycleaners.
Hair Prep 101: Want your hair to stay put all day long? Shower, wash, and blow-dry your locks the night before. This will give your hair optimal staying power and make it easier for your stylist to work their magic. And remember, arrive at your hair appointment with detangled and knot-free hair. Your stylist will love you for it!
Time to Dress Up: One hour before slipping into your dream dress – that's the golden rule! Finishing your hair and makeup with ample time to spare allows for any touch-ups and ensures you're picture-perfect before the grand reveal. Trust me, giving yourself that extra cushion will make you feel more relaxed and ready to shine. I've yet to meet a client who loves the idea of hopping out of the makeup chair, into their dress and rushing out the door.
Payments in Advance: Avoid any financial matters on your wedding day by pre-paying for your beauty services. Settle the bill ahead of time, so you can focus on enjoying every moment without having to reach for your wallet. It's all about being in the moment and soaking up the joy!
Envelopes of Ease: Gather all the tips and gratuities for your vendors and place them neatly in envelopes for easy delivery. If you have a planner, entrust them with the task of handing out the envelopes on your behalf. It's a simple way to show appreciation and keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.
The Power of Delegation: You have a fabulous wedding party for a reason, so don't be afraid to delegate tasks. Share the load and let your loved ones lend a helping hand. Whether it's running errands, coordinating logistics, or simply providing emotional support, their assistance will create more ease and flow on your big day.
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Well, lovelies, I hope these additional tips help you curate the best energy for your wedding morning. Remember, it's not just about the hair and makeup – it's about creating a stress-free and joyous atmosphere that sets the stage for an unforgettable day. So breathe, relax, and let the magic unfold!
If you've been married, or attended an epic wedding and would like to share something you did (or didn't do) on the morning of the big day, please leave a comment below!
Signing off with love and brushes, Paje Honor