Truth moment for you: It takes longer for Mr. Puffer to get ready in the morning than me. Granted, I think part of the reason his morning ablutions take so long is because he stands under the shower spray for a good 15 minutes before soaping up. But still. He’s a guy. He doesn’t wear makeup. He has no hair. However, where it takes him a minimum of 45 minutes to get out of the house, I can manage it in 30.
And it shows. I’m not exactly creative in the hairstyling department, and I definitely sacrifice good makeup application for an extra 15 minutes with the snooze button. So bringing in pros to tackle my bridal look was definitely a top priority.
Before I started my search, I sat down and came up with some attributes I desired. First, I wanted pros willing to come onsite. Our wedding doesn’t start until later in the evening, so Mr. Puffer and I both reserved suites to give our wedding party a place to gather and prepare. And traffic around Baltimore is unpredictable at all times of the day; I kept envisioning us girls being late to the wedding. The hotel is a simple hop, skip, and jump away from the venue.
Second, I really wanted someone who could provide both hair and makeup. The idea of interviewing separate hair and makeup pros was just…exhausting.