Wedding woes: What I hated about my destination wedding

Tips to help you avoid the wedding day disappointments I had.


OK Skin Friends, I have to be transparent about this: I wasn’t absolutely in love with my wedding day.


Don’t get me wrong, overall the day was beautiful, filled with love and touching moments, and the biggest party of my life (if you know, YOU KNOW!), but being the control freak that I am, there were some things that I wish would have been better. 


Now, before I get into the details, let me make two things clear:

  1. I take full responsibility for not taking the opportunity to speak up when my expectations weren’t met. I mean, that’s what being a control freak is all about!
  2. I’m not suggesting that anyone go bridezilla on anyone. Just be clear about what you want, and keep the questions below in mind to add to your checklist.

What to ask if you’re using a local hairstylist

So, I’m extremely particular about my hair so I have no clue why I was so lax about this. Maybe it’s because I liked the actual style itself, I just cringed at all the hair spritz and teasing which aren’t my thing. I’m relieved that it looks good in the pictures, but I wasn’t happy with the experience on my big day and I wish I would have spoken up in the moment. 


That’s my advice: speak up, especially if you are using a local hairstylist. Be clear on what products they plan to use to achieve your look so there are no surprises or disappointments.


Working with a local makeup artist for your destination wedding

Right, so again, I don’t know how I got to be so lax on my big day but I didn’t notice how much I didn’t like my makeup until my daughter politely nudged me to check it after my makeup artist was done, which immediately let me know I wouldn’t like it. 


Oh, and this was after she got there an hour late and did my bridesmaids’ makeup first. They all looked great! I looked dead.


Find time to do a full trial run with your local makeup artist if you aren’t bringing one with you. Confirm the order in which you and your bridal party will get makeup so you’re not being rushed, and confirm the plan for touch ups with lipstick and such. My wedding was a 5-hour event and everyone was sipping so we definitely needed to be touched up, but the makeup artist didn’t leave us with any way of doing that.


So brides, I know you don’t need more on your plate to plan but don’t let these disappointments dampen your wedding day experience.


And again, overall my day was really magical. My alterations guy even made some magic happen when we had to purchase new bridesmaids dresses 48 hours before the wedding.

We had so much fun, you guys, that I slept in my makeup that night!


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