Every November (for the last 3 years) Emily from Lotus Photography puts together a really useful blog of 30 awesome wedding planning tips collated from lots of lovely Dorset and Hampshire wedding suppliers who she has worked with.
We were delighted to share some advice for this years blog regarding planning and booking in your Wedding Hair and Makeup trials - our biggest tip - book them in sooner rather than later!
There's always a new wedding day fashion flying in from across the pond! We've had the “bridal chop” (where the bride gets her beautifully grown long locks cut into a much shorter style in between the marriage and ceremony) to Sten Do's (combined stag and hen parties) to increasingly popular First Looks!
What is a First Look?
Tradition used to be that couples spent the night before the wedding day apart and didn't get to see each other until they walked up the aisle and got to the altar.
Nowadays this isn't always the case! The first time couples (or sometimes the bride and her father) see each other is brought forward with a special and private moment arranged to see each other before officially tying the knot.
This intimate moment enables couples to connect on the day emotionally before the ceremony starts and is often captured discreetly by a professional photographer or videographer so that the moment can be re-lived and reflected upon for many years to come.
Timing on your Wedding Day is key!
When receiving your enquiry one of the first things we'll check as a professional wedding hair and makeup team is the time that your ceremony is booked to take place to ensure that we have sufficient staff and time to get you and your wedding party ready.
During your wedding consultation and trial run we'll double check your timings are right for you keeping in mind the duration of any travel time needed and anything else that you may wish to do on your wedding morning such as visiting a sentimental place or having that precious time for a First Look!
Last Minute Changes
We'll always try our best to accommodate any last minute makeup or hair add ons or requests.
If you decide that you'd like to include a First Look on your wedding day please tell us straight away so that we don't have any last minute surprises! We may need to re-jig our carefully planned timelines to ensure that you have a stress free and relaxing morning that you deserve!
Olga Taylor -