Who Should I Book Hair and Makeup Appointments For?

Bridesmaids, Etiquette, Hair & Beauty
who should bride book hair and makeup for

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Your wedding will be the most photographed day of your life, so you'll want to look your best. Hair and makeup artists are the secret to getting camera-ready while still being able to relax as you get prepared for your big day. As for everyone else in your wedding party, they'll want to look their best, too. But who, exactly should you be booking appointments for? Here's who our experts think should get the glam squad treatment.

Whether you're offering hair and makeup appointments as a gift, or are asking your girls to make their own appointments for your wedding day, be sure to start off by finding out who is actually interested in the services. Some people have very sensitive skin, don't wear makeup, or don't like having their makeup done, and others might prefer to do their hair on their own, so be sure to confirm that everyone will be comfortable (and excited!) before you book anything. You could also offer just hair styling, just makeup application, or invite them to come and hang out even if they'll be dolling themselves up.

As far as who you should be extending the invite to, offer hair and makeup to any women who will be walking down the aisle, as well as any female immediate family members. This means your mother, your mother-in-law, your bridesmaids, and both your and your fiancé's sisters should be on the schedule. If you have a flower girl, ask her mom whether she'd like to take care of her daughter's hair, or if she thinks a quick pass of the curling iron by the hair stylist could be helpful.

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Offering hair and makeup services to your grandmothers is a sweet gesture, but isn't required. And you don't need to offer any services to your ceremony readers (unless they're part of the wedding party, of course!). If you have guests coming in from out of town, and your wedding is going to be more formal, consider providing the names of a few local salons you love for any guests who might want to spend the morning the same way you will be: being pampered in anticipation of a fabulous celebration!

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