If you hire a local make-up artist, could your instructions get lost in translation...?
A wedding in a stately home in the United Kingdom: you pay a make-up artist or you get a close friend to give you the perfect look for your perfect day. Simple! But what happens when you get married overseas?
If you hire a local make-up artist, will vital instructions get lost in translation? What sort of cosmetics do you use to stay flawless while everyone else wilts in the heat? Happily, one of the employees at www.my-weddinginsurance.co.uk, was lucky enough to get married in a different country, so we took the opportunity to ask a few key questions on the subject...
So where did you get married? Tell us about the wedding.
I got married in Cyprus in June 2015. It was just amazing. Obviously, you have the guaranteed weather but also it can be a lot cheaper than getting married in the UK. We were unsure how many people would come to begin with but we sent out the invites 2 years in advance and we actually had sixty of our close family and friends go out with us! We got married in a room at the hotel where the balcony looked out onto the ocean. It was so beautiful, people thought that the photos had been Photoshopped!
Did you have your makeup done professionally?
I wanted to be comfortable and reassured that everything would go right on the day. Hiring a makeup artist just seemed like a bit of a risk and potentially quite expensive.
Instead I went to a MAC concession, where one of their professional artists gave me a trial. I took a bridesmaid with me and she watched what was being done. Then, when we were out in Cyprus, she replicated it perfectly!
What was the benefit of using a high quality brand like MAC?
It wasn’t just the actual cosmetics, going and having a trial, I think was absolutely vital. I told the artist what I wanted and where I was getting married. They take into account your complexion, the heat and the fact you may be more tanned and then they do your makeup accordingly. I’d read some reviews of how models used it on photoshoots abroad and, to be honest, the coverage was absolutely perfect for me.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about their makeup at a wedding, abroad or in the UK?
Make sure you have a practice first! How you imagine you want to look might be different when you actually start trialling. Also, take someone with you. A second opinion can be reassuring and a lot of help. Another thing would be to try and see if you can do it yourself. You can save a lot of money by not having to hire a professional makeup artist.
How did you find it organising an overseas wedding?
It was so easy, really straightforward. I only had to deal with Thomas Cook and the wedding planner at the hotel and they were both really good. The only slight hiccup was the power cut three hours before the ceremony that left two of my bridesmaids stuck in a lift! What I would say was that having wedding insurance put my mind at rest a lot.
Obviously, a lot of things are out of your control but knowing that you could be covered if anything unfortunate were to happen is a big weight off.
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