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Why Your Wedding Makeup Artist Should Not Be the Last Vendor You Book

It should actually be a top priority.

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Photography by: Mimi Ritzen Crawford

Most wedding makeup artists will tell you that they're often one of the final vendors their brides book. By the time they choose their makeup specialist, they've already locked in their venue, photographer, flowers, wedding dress, and favors. At that point, you might be a mere few months out from the big day. While you're surely busy pouring over every other wedding-related detail, here's why you need to make time to book your beauty pro early on.

 

The Best of the Best Bridal Makeup

 

The most in-demand artists are usually booked early.

Just like you needed to move fast on your favorite wedding venue or photographer, you'll need to make a decision about your makeup artist early on. Since popular ones book up fast, you should lock in your preferred artist as soon as you have a wedding date and venue.

 

Your makeup plan can help inform other decisions.

Unsure about the neckline of your dress or whether or not you should go with that moody-colored bouquet? Surprisingly, your makeup artist can help, especially if you've already had a trial and know the look you're going for. If you're still deciding on your big-day beauty look, they can help you make those details work—say, by suggesting a berry-hued lip to match your bouquet or subtle makeup that works with a more dramatic dress.

 

You'll look back on the pictures forever.

When you think back to your wedding, what will flash most in your mind is an image of you and your husband locked in a kiss or you and your family celebrating on the dance floor. In all of these pictures, you will be a vision of youth, happiness, and love. Your skin will be glowing and your eyes will be sparkling—especially if you've nailed your big-day beauty look. Booking your makeup artist early means you're putting your best face forward for the rest of your life.

 

All eyes will be on you.

People won't remember your bouquet, or the favor, or the seating chart. Nobody will remember your husband's tux, or the limos, or the cake. The first thing and the last thing that anyone will ever think of when they think back to your wedding day is just how beautiful you looked.

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