Wedding // Why hiring a professional make-up artist for your wedding day is the right choice

There’s nothing wrong with a DIY wedding, in fact – more and more couples are leaning towards subtle and intimate wedding days for just close friends and family, as opposed to the lavish, high end weddings that we may have come to expect.

And while creating your own wedding invites and creating the table decorations yourself is a wonderful idea, there are some things that as a bride, you should always leave to the professionals: Your hair and make-up.

To find out more about professional wedding hair and makeup artists, click here. Yes, you may be expertly skilled with a make-up brush and can perfectly match your eyeliner on both eyes, but take a moment to read our lowdown on why it’s important to invest in a professional on your big day.

Get your best skin

A professional makeup artist will be able to examine and give recommendations for improving your skin, so you can have the most flawless makeup application on your wedding day.  This is one reason why a trial makeup is so important.  Your makeup artist will be able to tell you if your skin is dry and needs to be exfoliated, give tips to avoid flaky lips or how to avoid an oily looking complexion.


A professional makeup artist will be trained in the art of highlighting your best features and contouring any imperfections.  They will know how to fix your brows to best frame your eyes and cover that last minute pimple.  Did you know that using a foundation with SPF in it will make you look like a ghost in flash photography?  If not, then you should consider leaving your wedding makeup to a professional!

You are worth it!

You have spent so much money on your photographer, your dress, your venue…why would you skimp on your face?  You will be looking at your wedding photographs for the rest of your life.  Although you may do a great job on your everyday makeup, for your wedding day, hire someone who specializes in makeup for photography.

It’s not about the money

If you are planning on DIYing your wedding day makeup, you should have a professional makeup lesson first, and then plan on spending hundreds of dollars on makeup and products that you may never use again! You will most likely be nervous and shaking on your wedding day, so keep that in mind, your nerves may get the best of you!

Camera ready

A professional makeup artist will have you looking gorgeous in person and in photographs.  Your makeup will be flawless and last all day and night!  They can suggest false lashes when your natural ones just won’t cut it, and you will be amazed at how gorgeous you can look in your wedding photographs, just by hiring the right makeup artist!

You get what you pay for

Always book with a professional with a portfolio, reviews, and a good reputation, because it is not worth hiring the wrong person for your wedding day!

*Collaborative post. Feature photo and header by our wedding photographer – the amazing Emma Lucy*

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