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Wedding Morning Prep

Updated: Feb 24, 2023

On the morning of a wedding the bridal suite is a hub of activity. Suppliers such as your florist, celebrant or planner dropping in and out, family arriving to wish you well, also your photographer and videographer capturing all these moments.

With this in mind, if your bridal suite is on the smaller side it is best I work in another room so that you can enjoy your bridal suite and get dressed with all your bridesmaids.


Lisa asks clients to:

  • Please increase ventilation in the room

  • Please provide a clear table for setting up & close to plug sockets for hair tools

  • Natural light is so important, best place for me to set up is next to a big bright window



Timings

I generally allow 1hr per person as some people take more time and some less so it always balances out and I always aim to have everyone ready 30mins to an hour before you leave, this is to allow time to get dressed, have some pictures taken and do final touch-ups. You make think this is a lot of time but trust me you need this on the morning, time flies!!!



Makeup Prep:


I advise everyone in your bridal party to have their own lipstick & powder with them for any touch-ups throughout the day.


Charlotte Tilbury have some gorgeous mini lip kits and lipsticks perfect for you and your bridesmaid's bags.

Sculpted by Aimee have beautiful shades in their lip duo pens which are double ended pencil and lipstick in one.

My favourite powders for top-ups are Mac Mineralise Skinfinish and Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder - this comes in a mini travel size too!


Always use your own skincare on the morning - don't try anything new, it can be very tempting to try one of your bridal parties amazing product they rave about, but it may not agree with you and your skin so stick to what you know, as the last thing you would want is a reaction on the morning.


If you would like to use any hydrating face masks/eye patches on the morning or the night before same thing goes - make sure it is a brand you have used before and nothing new.

Also its a good idea to cut the top of the mask off to prevent the products getting in your hair.



Hair Prep:


Please ensure each person’s hair is freshly washed from that morning or the night before & 100% dry.

The only time I ask for hair to be wet, is if the person is having a blow-dry (usually short/above shoulder length hair)


If you have very oily hair best to wash it that morning, drier hair/frizzy/curly can be best to wash the day previous.

Give your hair 2 to 3 good shampoos with only a little conditioner on the ends to detangle!

If the hair is over-conditioned especially at the roots it can look oily or the curl/volume won't last, so best not to use hair masks in the week of your wedding.


If possible please use salon products, these are best as supermarket products can leave a residue on the hair and can affect longevity and ability to curl.

Maxi Wash is a gentle detoxifying shampoo which is great for making sure your hair is squeaky clean on the morning. I recommend this if you feel like your hair has a product build-up.

You can buy Kevin Murphy products from Maven Studio, most products also come in minis & are perfect when travelling to your venue (also great for taking away with you on honeymoon!)




Lastly..

Ask your bridal party to wear button down or loose neck tops on the morning so that when getting changed so nothing has to go over the head, as this may disturb your finished hair & makeup.


If you have any questions or concerns contact me at hello@lisasmythmakeup.com

Thank you!





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