Looking Great on Your Big Day!

Wedding season is certainly here! Believe it or not, next to June, September and October have become hot wedding times. If you work in the wedding business, you are probably already booking appointments, looking at current trends, and helping clients shop for dresses. Consider working with me as your pick your dresses, colors sand makeup for your big day! I did bridal makeup for three years and never had a mishap, terrible day or wedding emergency I couldn’t handle.

Bridal Advice from Your Indiana Wardrobe Stylist

I like to tell brides, that when you pick makeup colors, wedding colors, etc., think “timeless.” You don’t want to look back on your wedding photos–you know the ones you’ve spend thousands of dollars on–and think, oh that was the “teal” era. That’s when cat eye black liner was king. Or, that’s when shiny, curtain-like fabrics were all the rage. As an Indiana Wardrobe Stylist, I know I’d like to look classic like Grace Kelly, the princess and movie star than being associated with a certain era.

I was married 21 years ago. I didn’t know very much about makeup then, but I used soft, classic colors. rosy pink lipstick, pinkish blush, dark mascara, and a little eyeliner. I picked bridesmaid dresses that fit my young nieces. They just happened to be light blue and light pink. They looked so sweet in their up-do’s and long, cap-sleeved dresses. I can honestly say when I look at my photos, they don’t look dated or trendy. They are classic and show my beautiful family members and that’s why I love them.

As an Indiana Wardrobe Stylist, I find another hard decision is what the mothers of the bride and groom wear. Mothers don’t want to steal the spotlight from their children, yet they don’t want to look matronly either. I always encourage these ladies to err on the side of classic. Think about the excellent cut and fit of your outfit, colors that flatter you, and something a little fun, especially with your shoes. Watch the amount of shine on your dress. Some is okay, but don’t over do it. Texture is your friend in a dress, especially if the bride has chosen an obscure color just pick a neutral such as navy, black, burgundy that goes with it. Or even a subtle print, depending on the level of formality of the event. Afternoon weddings are perfect for prints; however, evening weddings call for more formal colors and texture.

You can certainly incorporate some trends into your wedding plans, but remember not to overdo them. Pick makeup and wedding colors that flatter you, your body shape, skin tone, and personality. That way, years from now when you celebrate your wedding anniversary, you will think I was a pretty bride. And, I had good taste!

PS…to save money on flowers, ask your florist what is in season on your wedding day. Believe it or not, a rose may not be more expensive than other flowers. Also getting married at your church during Christmas and Easter will most likely mean the church is already decorated. That means you only pick your bridal bouquets, and make sure they coordinate with the flowers already there.

Keep it sassy, Indy

Beth Divine

Your Indiana Wardrobe Stylist