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to be dooing my own hair and make-up

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beanieb Mon 20-Jul-09 16:09:56

for my wedding?

Everyone I have told has looked really worried.

beanieb Mon 20-Jul-09 16:10:48

and it's a bit late to do anything about it now.

CybilLiberty Mon 20-Jul-09 16:13:18

I did mine. I couldn't bear the thought of loads of people faffing around me. But NOW, with my longer hair I would def get it blow dried properly. What sort of hair have you got? I would still do my own make up though I think.

SheWillBeLoved Mon 20-Jul-09 16:13:52

YANBU. I would. Can't stand anybody doing my make up or hair, I know how I like it done, and I certainly wouldn't pay anybody to do it when I'm quite capable and often asked to do others make up!

moffat Mon 20-Jul-09 16:14:01

YANBU, I did mine myself - hair was covered so just tied it up. Make-up was costing waaay too much so did it myself and was pleased that it was natural looking. The key is to get a good foundation.

KingRolo Mon 20-Jul-09 16:15:46


People who have make up done professionally often look over done and a bit orange.

beanieb Mon 20-Jul-09 16:17:13

well, I don't really know what I am doing with my hair. It's shoulder length and I just plan on giving it a bit of bounce and then pinning it up messily with a big flower.

Mak-up I rarely wear so don't want someone plastering me with stuff, prefer to chance it myself.

badgermonkey Mon 20-Jul-09 16:17:16

I did my own and got compliments! I just had my hair loose, curled with a tiara/headband in it, and piled on the make-up. I hate having people faff about with my hair and didn't want anyone to touch my face!

HolyGuacamole Mon 20-Jul-09 16:17:44

YANBU. I did mine on my own after trying a few different things to see what I liked. There is a lot of good hair and make up videos on youtube if you've not decided on anything yet smile

HarrySaundersSphincter Mon 20-Jul-09 16:18:22

My hair was done by a hairdresser friend but i did my own make up. No way would i let any one else loose on my face - you have to live with those piccies for years to come.

I wear lot of mascara and eyeliner with dark colours and DSis was horrified that i planned to do the same for my wedding. Well guess what - i look like me on those piccies not some washed out version.

woozlet Mon 20-Jul-09 16:19:11

I did my own make up, not my own hair though, I would have though if I hadn't had a hair trial I liked.

HarrySaundersSphincter Mon 20-Jul-09 16:21:35

Natural colours on eyes - maybe a bit of brown and cream. If you don't normally wear mascara a good tip is to put it just on the outermost lashes esp if you have dark eyelashes (says she who puts it on with a trowel) and maybe a bit of lip gloss.

And practice......

Bonnycat Mon 20-Jul-09 16:23:20

I did mine and was very happy with how i looked.
They tend to really overmake up your face so it shows up on the photos and two of my friends both hated theirs when it was done because they felt they were plastered in it.

makedoandmend Mon 20-Jul-09 16:24:32

After a disastrous practice with a hairdresser (I looked like someone had stuck a pillar box on my head) I did mine (with a bit of faffing from best woman and sister)

I did my make up (also after a disastrous practice with someone else) then we did my hair in about 15 mins flat (I was late but then I had decorated the hall that morning too!). Pinned in a messy up do with lots of little diamonte hair pins. Everyone kept asking where I'd got my hair done including my two friends who I know had spent an enormous amount of money on professionals for their wedding grin

makedoandmend Mon 20-Jul-09 16:32:43

Actually Bonnycat is right - I remember being a bridesmaid for a friend who got a 'professional' in. I ended up orange (I'm very fair skinned), plastered with makeup with a middle aged tight bun (I was 22) and had to take out 152 (I counted them) pins out of my hair at night. I felt like I'd been sprayed with laminate. Awful.

craftynclothy Mon 20-Jul-09 16:41:58

I had a hairdresser do my hair (local one that I'd used for years though).

Did my own make-up (despite someone doing a make-up course offering to do it...didn't like how orange she usually looks grin). Got loads of compliments on it and was really pleased I'd done it myself.

geordieminx Mon 20-Jul-09 16:46:01

I'm doing my own hair as its short, so cant really "do" anything with it. I'm a fan of the "I'm just stepped out of the salon" look.

Am having my make-up done though, have a trial booked for a couple of weeks... will report back grin

Portofino Mon 20-Jul-09 16:46:39

I did my own make up but did have my hair done. The florist was quite shocked when I ordered my wedding bouquet and button holes over the phone though grin. I told her what I wearing and what I liked/didn't like, and said that I trusted her. The bouquet was beautiful and I cried when it arrived.

iwouldgoouttonight Mon 20-Jul-09 16:52:12

I had my make up done when I was a bridesmaid for my sister - I was so caked in the stuff I daren't smile or eat in case my face fell off! DS didn't recognise me at first and DP said I looked like a goth!

Would definitely do mine myself if it was my wedding.

hairygodmother Mon 20-Jul-09 17:50:19

I did my own make-up too, never normally wear a lot so used a tinted moisturiser as a base which worked brilliantly. I did go and have a 'make-up lesson' though, I think most of the major department stores do it, might be worth looking into? I went to a Bobbi Brown one (ok, her make up isn't cheap, but you don't have to buy it!) and it was brilliant, they asked about what I normally wore, how I wanted to look, and what they suggested was perfect. Make sure you have a trial run first, with hair and make-up. You'll look gorgeous!

paisleyleaf Mon 20-Jul-09 18:10:56

I did mine and would recommend it

pollywobbledoodle Mon 20-Jul-09 18:20:05

did my own (short) hair but as i don't wear much make up i had a do me a natural looking face session at lancome...reader,i liked it so much, i bought the face...

AuntieMaggie Mon 20-Jul-09 18:23:01

i would probably do my own make up but have someone do my hair but then I'm fussy - when ever anyone does my eye make up I end up looking like an old woman or a drag queen!

If you are going to do your own make up why don't you go to a few make up counters and get some free make overs so they can show you how to doyour own make up. and treatyourelf to some new stuff.

JamieJay Mon 20-Jul-09 18:24:00

YANBU - did my own make-up for my wedding. Ended up going to a hairdressers for my hair but it was long and very thick so getting it into any sort of an up-do was a mission that I couldn't handle by myself.

People have lots of set ideas about how to organise a wedding (second only to how to parent!) and you just have to ignore them and enjoy your day grin

JamieJay Mon 20-Jul-09 18:27:05

One thing I did do that I found helpful was going for a make-over at the Bobby Brown stand in Howells.

Helped give me some ideas, and switched me onto blusher, which I had never used, but did give me a bit of colour in the pictures.

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