Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Destination Wedding Hair & Make-Up: What's a Girl to Do?

So you are a destination wedding bride. You are marrying the man of your dreams in an exoctic location but wait...what are you supposed to do about your hair and make-up? This is a question that gets asked a lot among destination wedding brides. Destination Wedding photo courtesy of Haskins Photography in Tampa Florida.

Don't worry, because there are plenty of options for destination wedding brides and although you may want to fly in your regular stylists and make-up artists from home the majority of destination brides do not have the budget to do that.

Option One:

If you are having a resort wedding, most of the resorts in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico have made it easy for destination wedding brides. All of these full service resorts have their own salons with hairstylists and make-up artists on the property. Make sure you call ahead to book your appointment before you arrive at the resort.

Option Two:

If you don't want to use the resort's salon, you can always find local hair and make-up artists, which is what we did for Landra's upcoming wedding in Jamaica. Do searches on line and look in the local yelllow pages for your particular destination. In Landra's case the internet and Jamaican Yellow pages were extremely helpful! We found a local stylist that we are using for Landra and her bridal party in Jamaica that does airbrush make-up, lashes, extensions for hair, basically the works! Make sure you book in advance and bring pictures for your stylist of the look you are going for. If possible, arrive to your destination early enough so you can have a trial a day or two before the wedding.

Option Three:

You can always opt to do you hair and make-up yourself or have someone in your bridal party do it. If you are going to do your own make-up have a hair and make-up trial in your home location so that you can purchase the products. For make-up we would higly recommend MAC because they have a huge line of cosmetics in their stores and online and it is very easy to schedule a make-up trial with them in one of their locations.

But what if you want airbrush make-up which is the latest trend but you can't find anyone in your location that does it? Buy your own airbrush kit and do it yourself. You can buy an airbrush kit for a resonable price from Luminess Air, and it even comes with an instructional video.

With a little planning and effort, you can have beautiful hair and make-up for your unique destination wedding no matter where it is!