Not the Last Minute! Makeup and Hair Tips – Scranton Wedding Photographers
February 18th

Well, it’s Wedding Wednesday and I’m back with some tips and advice for you lucky girls that are getting married. If you like this post, tell a friend!

Sometimes it’s okay to wait for the last minute to do things. Many of us are procrastinators, or just plain forget about some things until it’s almost too late. However, there are some things that if you are thinking of getting done before a wedding, you shouldn’t hesitate to have these things squared away.

Hiring a Hairstylist / Makeup Artist and Having a Trial

If you know what you want, have a photo and want exactly what’s pictured, maybe you can skip the trial, but it’s never recommended. Many freelance artists are booked up to a year in advance and a trial is a good way of really seeing what their work looks like, as well as if you get along with them or not. They will do your hair and makeup (a great idea if you are planning to get engagement photos done that day, which many couples like to do) and you can talk about what you like or don’t like and what should be changed before the wedding day. This gives you a really good insight to how you will look on your special day, and whether anything needs to be tweaked or changed.


Whether you are using a tanning bed, relaxing on the beach at your wedding destination or getting a spray tan, never leave this for the last minute. You don’t want to look like a lobster on your wedding day, and you certainly don’t want to have self tanner rubbing off on your beautiful gown. There are gradual tanners available at most cosmetic stores as well that you can do yourself before the wedding. I suggest buying one to test first; you never know if it’ll give you that beautiful bronzed look you want, or if you’ll go orange.

Face Treatments

Many women (and even some men) want beautiful, glowing skin on their wedding day and usually do a glycolic or microdermabrasion peel before the wedding. Do this at least one week beforehand to avoid any potential for redness. You also never want to put makeup on for at least 24 to 48 hours following an intense facial peel. If this is your first time doing one of these either professionally or at home, remember to do an allergy test first on the inside of your arm. It can take symptoms of an allergic reaction a much longer time to heal and if you have sensitive skin, consider getting a peel done way in advance of the wedding to see if it’s something you’d really like to do closer to the actual day.


Don’t get your waxing done immediately before the wedding, especially if its on your face. You shouldn’t put any makeup on the waxed areas for 24 to 48 hours, depending on how quickly your skin heals. Schedule your waxing at least three days in advance to avoid any visible redness or irritation on your wedding day.

There you have it, stay warm until next week!

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Beautiful bride Stephanie didn’t wait for the last minute for anything – and neither should you!

5 comments on “Not the Last Minute! Makeup and Hair Tips – Scranton Wedding Photographers

  1. Brittany

    Great pointers! These are definitely not things you want to wait last minute to do, but also things that are easily forgotten in the grand scheme of things. Great post.


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