As nice as it is for a friend to offer their makeup skills on your upcoming nuptials, hiring a pro makeup artist has many advantages, most importantly flawless wedding photos that showcase your beautiful facial features as well as enhance your own personal style to reflect a luminous glowing you.
The question you need to ask yourself is, "why would you hire professionals for every aspect of your wedding and then not hire a pro makeup artist to do your makeup when your face is the first thing everyone will be admiring?" The truth is everyone invited to your wedding day ceremony is looking at you the bride and expecting to see sheer radiance. You are the star of the show on your wedding day and just like any glamorous goddess you will need to make sure your wedding day makeup is stunning and immaculately done. Your wedding day makeup artist will make you her priority and the results will be well worth the money you spend.
Your Wedding Day Makeup Matters
Time: This is the first and probably the most important aspect to remember when you are deciding whether or not to use a professional makeup artist. Do you have the time to let an amateur or aspiring makeup artist do your makeup on the most stressful and important day of your life? Do you have the patience to sit in a chair for up to two hours getting your makeup applied or would you prefer to have a professional who does makeup for a living get your face completed in 30-45 minutes and you know the results will be exactly what you were looking for? The truth is unless your best friend is a pro makeup artist and has done hundreds of faces of makeup, you could fall behind schedule on your wedding day. Your wedding day schedule is timed to perfection and imagine how your day could be ruined if you kept your groom-to-be and your guests waiting while you were sitting in the makeup chair. Using a professional means you will be out of makeup, walking down the aisle and into the loving arms of your groom enjoying your wedding day stress free.
Money: How can hiring a pro makeup artist for your wedding save you money? Choosing to not hire a pro MUA might seem like an effective cost saving measure for your wedding budget but we know this just isn't the case. There are many money saving benefits by hiring a pro makeup artist. You won't have to buy an entire wedding day makeup kit, which could run you upwards of $500. Your pro makeup artist will come with a full kit of wedding day cosmetics plus a set of false lashes, so if your makeup artist charges $150 to do your makeup you will have saved $350 just by hiring a pro. Remember time is money and using a pro makeup artist will save you not only stress but time on your wedding day.
Stress: When was the last time you had your makeup done by a friend? I'm guessing it's either never or not within the past 10 years. Although it can seem like such a fun idea when a friend or relative makes the offer to do your wedding day makeup it can quickly turn into a very stressful situation for both you and the friend. Tensions tend to run high on the wedding day and even if you are a calm person by nature when you sit down in the makeup chair and have time to let your mind think of all the action happening around you it can turn into a stressful situation if your friend lacks makeup confidence and you aren't getting the makeup results you were looking to achieve.
Photos: Your wedding day photos will be one of your lifelong treasures and how you look in your wedding day photos matters more than you think. We spoke with a few of our wedding photographer friends and each of them said exactly the same thing, "When a bride hires a professional makeup artist on her wedding day we are less likely to fall behind on the schedule, the photos need less touch up edits, and their skills show in the end results of our photos. With that information to consider you might ask yourself if choosing a pro makeup artist is in fact worth the money to have gorgeous wedding day photos.
Results: We know that getting your makeup done for free sounds like a good option when a friend offers to do your wedding day makeup but more importantly are the results you will get by hiring a pro makeup artist in fact much more important? A pro makeup artist has honed their skills as a professional and have done hundreds of faces in their career, they know the tricks to get your makeup looking flawless as well as having it last all day. They can apply a set of false lashes with one hand tied behind their back and one eye closed, they are professionals in what they do and you will see it in the results you get by choosing to hire a pro makeup artist on your wedding day.
Does hiring a makeup artist for your wedding day really make a difference? We certainly think so.
Wedding Makeup Before & After
If you must do your own makeup or are in an area where there are no pro makeup artists we recommend getting the DIY Bridal Makeup Book and enrolling in a Bridal Makeup Course to learn the basics of flawless wedding day makeup.