1. What should I wear while getting ready on my wedding day?
It's best to wear something comfortable and easy to get in and out of, such as a robe or a button-down shirt. This will help avoid any makeup or hair mishaps while changing into your wedding dress.
2. When should I book my hair and makeup artist?
It's recommended to book your hair and makeup artist as soon as possible, ideally 6-12 months in advance, to ensure availability on your wedding day.
3. How long should I allocate for hair and makeup on my wedding day?
This can vary depending on the number of people in your bridal party and the complexity of the hairstyles and makeup. Generally, you should allow 45 minutes to an hour per person for hair or makeup individually..
4. Should I do a first look with my partner?
This is a personal preference, but many couples choose to do a first look before the ceremony. It allows for a more intimate moment between the couple and can help calm nerves before the ceremony. Also, sometimes it can be actually hard for your photographer to capture the first look as it happens down the aisle. This is particularly true when there are space restrictions, (don't underestimate how small a venue will get when it's filled by your guests). Many brides or grooms also choose to do a first look with mum / dads, or their bridal party, which is always a great addition to your wedding memories.
5. How can I ensure my makeup lasts all day?
Using a primer and setting spray can help your makeup last longer. It's also important to touch up with powder and blotting paper throughout the day.
6. Should I wear a veil?
This is a personal preference, but many brides choose to wear a veil as it can add a traditional and romantic touch to the bridal look. You can always choose to take it off after the ceremony or the drinks reception.
7. What wedding dress suits me?
Choosing the right wedding dress can be overwhelming, but a good place to start is by considering your body shape and personal style. A-line, ballgown, and sheath dresses are universally flattering, while mermaid and trumpet styles are best suited for hourglass shapes. It's also important to try on dresses to see what works best for you.
8. When should I send invites?
It's recommended to send your wedding invites 3 months before the wedding date. If you have guests coming from out of town or if you're having a destination wedding, consider sending invites 4 to 6 months in advance.
9. How much does a wedding cost in the UK?
The cost of a wedding can vary greatly depending on factors such as location, guest count, and vendor choices. In the UK, the average cost of a wedding is around £16,000-£20,000, but it's important to set a budget that works for you.
10. What is the average cost of a wedding photographer in the UK, in 2023 ?
The cost of a wedding photographer in the UK can vary depending on factors such as experience and location. On average, couples can expect to spend around £1,500 to £2,500 for a professional wedding photographer. The higher the cost, it usually means that they will have more experience, they are investing more in securing your data and investing in both their on going training and your overall customer experience. Never compromise on your photographer, it's your only insurance policy which will ensure all your wedding budget in details, venue, dress, florals, cars, etc.. survive the test of time.
I hope this post has been helpful in answering some of your questions.
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