Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reducing Cost: Hair and Makeup

I'll be the first to admit that I am blessed in my highly-creative friends and family. Almost all of them write, or sing, or do graphic design of some sort. Your friends may not care at all for crafty pursuits, but I strongly encourage you to ask around - some of them may be hiding a passion for doing makeup, hair, or manicures!

My amazingly creative, talented maid of honor (hereafter known as "C") had been hiding just such a passion. (Well, not "hiding," per se - but when does that come up in conversation? Yet another reason to ask around!) We've started trial runs of hair and makeup for the wedding and, in addition to having something wonderful to squee over, we're having a lovely time chatting and hanging out together. What could be better?

So, maybe you've always dreamed that your wedding would be the day you could hire a professional makeup artist and look red-carpet worthy, but before you splurge, at least take time to consider the talent among your group of friends or acquaintances, and know that you may end up looking just as wonderful!

Consider: your friends are likely to know what kind of makeup you wear, how you like to present yourself, and they will also know your face well. Over time, your friends have seen you on your good days and your bad days, and they may have a good idea of what makeup to use to help you feel your best on your wedding day.

Do you need to cut your professional hair-and-makeup artist? No, of course not. But if you're looking for areas to cut, this is definitely one to consider. The internet is full of tutorials, and your friends are full of talent!

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