As a woman, it is likely that you have spent the mass majority of your life planning your perfect wedding day. From childhood, the idea of one day being married is something that we all fantasize about. Even if you are someone that isn’t the biggest fan of the prospect of marriage, it is hard not to be excited about the idea of having a wedding one day.

A wedding day allows you to dress in a beautiful dress and be adored by all of your friends and family, so what’s not to love? Weddings take a lot of planning and every detail needs to fit the theme and meet a strict deadline, so even though weddings can be amazing, they are also very difficult to plan.

If you have found yourself lucky enough to be engaged, then it is likely that you are currently working your way through the process of planning a wedding. You may have gotten all of the important items sorted out, from the dress to the caterers. But as the big day approaches, it is time to take care of the little details. This means that you have to put time into picking out placemats, furnishings and most importantly, your makeup.

As the bride, all eyes will be on you, so you want to ensure that you are looking the best that you can. Wedding makeup is not the same as your everyday makeup and so there are certain things that you may do in your day to day life, that you simply can not do when you are getting married. Here are the dos and don’ts of your big day makeup.

Do- Hire a professional artist

An easy mistake that a lot of brides on a budget make is deciding to do their own makeup. You have enough to worry about on your wedding day, so why add to this worry by doing your own makeup?

If you are worried about the cost of a makeup artist, you could always suggest to your bridal party that you would like it paid for as a wedding gift. We specifically recommend that you go for a professional artist with a lot of experience in wedding makeup, as makeup for weddings has to be done a little different. Once you have found a makeup artist that falls into your budget, ask to see examples of previous work that they have done. This will allow you to feel more secure in their ability, while also giving you some inspiration on how you would like the makeup on your big day.

Don’t- Skip Makeup Practice

When you have found a makeup artist that you like, they usually offer you a trial run of the makeup before the wedding, so that you can see how it looks. This usually comes at an additional cost, so it is easy for you to be tempted to opt-out of it. This is something that you should never do. On your actual wedding day, you are working with limited time, so if you do not like the makeup you will not have a second chance to do it.

By doing a trial run of your makeup, you will be able to make any changes that you want or get rid of your makeup artist completely. Just because your artist looks good online, does not mean that they are great in person, so it is important to check so that you look good at your wedding.

Do- Match Your Glitters to Your Ring

Achieving the perfect wedding makeup is all about focusing on the little details. When you do your wedding makeup, you cannot go too big, so you really need to focus on the subtle details that you can add. A trend that a lot of brides are following right now, is matching the glitter on their eyes with the color of their ring. This really ties your look together perfectly and is a super simple way to make yourself look more beautiful.

If you are someone that has a clear ring, you may be wondering how you can add to your makeup look. The first question you should ask yourself is whether your ring is a diamond or moissanite. You may be wondering how this makes any difference, but there is more of a shine to moissanite compared to diamond, so if you have a moissanite ring you can go for a glam glitter, whereas if you have a diamond you can go for a subtle shimmer.

Don’t- Let Your Bridesmaid do Your Makeup

You may have a friend that always looks fantastic, however just because they can do their own makeup, does not mean that they can do yours. Don’t be tempted to take the cheap way out by allowing your friend to do your makeup, as they could completely mess it up and compromise your friendship.