Don’t panic—I’m referring to breaking up with wedding vendors!
I think it goes without saying that we put a lot of effort into picking vendors out for our wedding. Even having conversations with friends, meeting a vendor, and saying, “Yup, we’re going with you,” takes time and effort. Sometimes, though, it just doesn’t work out.
My experience? I booked a hair/makeup trial at a salon that came highly recommended by a couple of friends who used it for their respective weddings. I scheduled my trial for the day of my bridal shower so I could give my hair/makeup a good test run. I brought lots of photos and, I felt, was pretty clear about what I wanted. I, a self-proclaimed makeup addict who wears a full face of makeup pretty much every day, was also looking forward to the “treat yourself” aspect of getting my hair and makeup professionally done.
Some self-applied NYE makeup. I kind of look like half-Asian Tinkerbell with all that glitter. / Source: personal
The salon was pleasant enough to work with, but it just wasn’t a good fit. What I got from the salon was pretty different from my inspiration photos. I asked for my look to be altered during my appointment, but we ran out of time. My professional hair and makeup wasn’t terrible, but I just didn’t feel like myself.