There are several points in favor of doing your own wedding makeup. It isn’t that doing your own wedding makeup is right or wrong; it is all a matter of personal preference. There are advantages and disadvantages to each choice. However, these are some advantages to doing your own wedding makeup.
1. You Want to Look like You
One point in favor of doing your own wedding makeup is that you are sure to look like you. When you have your makeup done professionally for your wedding, you may end up with a look that isn’t close to how you normally look. It could be overly dramatic or a different color scheme than you would normally choose. You know you are guaranteed a look that isn’t too far out there when you do your makeup yourself. You have your own unique style of applying your makeup.
2. You Know the Look You Are Going for
Another reason to do your own wedding day makeup is that you know exactly what look you are going for. You may love the look of a slightly smoky eye and a nude lip for your wedding day. You may want to go for a vintage eye and lip look. Whatever it is, you know exactly the end result you are going for. A makeup artist may not understand that.
3. It Saves Money
This point is very true. Doing your own wedding makeup saves money. If you are trying to stay within a certain budget for your wedding, this is one way to help with that. It probably isn’t the largest cut you can make but it is a cut and they add up. You can put the money you would have spent on having your makeup done on something more necessary.
4. It is One Less Appointment
Your wedding day, and the days leading up to it, can become very hectic. You will probably have a variety of errands and appointments. Doing your own wedding day makeup is one less appointment you have to squeeze in. There are some services that are more necessary than others. Only you can decide what service you truly need.
5. You Don’t Risk Disappointment
When you have your wedding makeup professionally done, you are taking a risk. You may love it or you may hate it. The bad thing is that if you hate it, you may not have time to recreate it. If you do opt for having your wedding day makeup professionally done, be sure to schedule in an appointment for a trial run, too. Doing your own makeup removes the risk of disappointment.
6. It is on Trend
This is another small reason to consider doing your own wedding makeup. It is very trendy to do your own wedding makeup these days. Ever since the always lovely Kate Middleton did her own wedding makeup, the trend is growing. After all, if an almost princess can do her own wedding makeup, you certainly can, too. It’s a point to ponder.
7. You Don’t Have to Stress over a CANCELLATION
One of the many things you will probably stress over on your wedding day is the possibility of appointment cancellations. It is very unsettling to worry over your appointments possibly being cancelled. It is also difficult when you have to coordinate several different appointments on your wedding day. You will have to be careful that none overlap. Doing your own wedding day makeup will make this less of a problem.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Will you do your own wedding day makeup? I would love to hear from you.