As part of my princess wedding, I’d always envisioned my wedding day going something like this…
Wake up in the morning in a penthouse suite with my leading ladies snuggled up next to me. We’d slip into our customized silk robes, and a knock at the door would be our personal delivery of Starbucks. A team of men and women would come to our luxurious suite to do our hair and make up (in house massage, anyone?), all while a photog was snapping away like we’re celebrities…after all, we are celebrities that day, right?
But then I started planning, and realized my princess morning would cost a couple thousand dollars. That’s just not in the (lack-of) budget. I thought about cutting out other things—flowers, honeymoon excursions, a trip back home to have a my bridal shower/bachelorette party—but it’s just not worth it.
This is how my morning will (tentatively) go.
Wait—one thing first…
Image by Miss Cruise Ship
I’ll wake up in an awesome modern hotel room in downtown Asheville with my leading ladies snuggled up next to me. We’ll slip into our monogrammed oxfords and matching flip-flops and head down to breakfast. On the way back to the hotel we’ll stop at Starbucks where we’ll all order our own (what? no service?!) drinks and bring them back to the room. That is where we’ll meet the photographer, a family friend, and do our own hair and makeup. That’s right, I’ve decided to do “DIY” hair and makeup. If it’s good enough for Princess Kate, it’s good enough for me.
Princess Kate’s DIY wedding look / Source: Dior Co Makeup
I had planned on paying for the girls to get their hair and makeup done, but I find it a little ridiculous to spend $600-plus when I can do it myself for $150, with a “how to” course and purchasing new makeup at Sephora! Not to mention, for on-site hair/makeup we were quoted $900, not including 20% required gratuity! Another reason I decided not to professional get makeup done is because I did for a recent photo shoot and I hated it. It wasn’t me at all. “But Miss Cruise Ship, that’s what the trial is for!” Well, that’s what I thought too, but this lady redid my makeup three times and every time it fell short of being me.
Now, as far as my hair, it’s difficult. It’s wavy and frizzy, and if you know me personally you know I complain about it all the time. Really, though, I have pretty great hair (toot toot!) and over the years I’ve figured out how to
tame style it. That is, when I take the time. My plan is to do a few trial runs before the big day, and enjoy the savings that will be put elsewhere rather than the salon.
Anyone else decide to DIY hair and makeup? Any tips?! (Please!)