Hair and Makeup Planning Tips for Your Wedding Day


Paige Stevens Photography

By Candice Hardy, Society 11:11

Book a beauty team for both you and your bride tribe 6-12 months out

Hair and makeup artists are highly sought and tend to book FAST. Not only are they serving brides, they are also working in television & film, photography, teaching/coaching, business branding, fashion shows, events, and other areas in the beauty industry. So don’t delay on securing a beauty pro for your special day.

Schedule a bridal preview 2-3 months before the wedding

This is the fun part! Grab the Pinterest board, Instagram saves, Google photo collections and get inspired about looks that speak to you. Work with the beauty pro to curate a look just for you based on saved photos and your unique style, skin-tone, hair texture, length, etc.

Avoid having bridesmaids do their own hair and makeup

You’ve invested hard earned money on the best photographer and/or videographer to capture the essence of your day. That includes capturing beautiful shots of you and your closest friends and family. Hiring a beauty team for them ensures that everyone is cohesive and camera ready. It also sets everyone at ease knowing that all their beauty prep is HANDLED!

Plus, who wants to be the bridesmaid in the pictures who looks dry and washed out because they refused to get makeup professionally done?

Keniel - Keisha - Kimie James Photography

Kimie James Photography

Consider the getting ready location

If there is a bridal party, think about where you want to get ready. Make sure the space is comfortable and large enough for everyone to not feel crowded. If you are getting ready at the venue make sure to know in advance how early you can arrive. Ask for a tour to see if there is good lighting, places to hang the dress, areas to chill and eat, and even great photo backdrops.

Overall, you want to relax and be at ease before the biggest day of your life, so select a prep location that brings the peace you need.

If looking for a beauty team for your wedding day reach out to Society 11:11 today. Our team of experienced beauty pros offer hair and makeup services for all hair textures and skin tones, so you don’t have to worry about looking and feeling your very best. Visit to learn more!