Or maybe I should title this post "Stacey plain and simple" ?
Today, I want to briefly recap my thoughts on my wedding day hair and makeup. But first, let me just tell you ladies, that the days of the up do are gone...everyone had their hair down in my bridal party (and 3 years ago in my sister's bridal party)!
To share with you how I felt about the wedding hair/makeup, I'll remind you of how Mr Fix It told me my right eyelash was coming off during the soloist's performance in the middle of our ceremony. As soon as I walked in to the bridal cottage after the ceremony, I just pulled the eyelashes off completely as I didn't want to waste time trying to replace it. So basically, I was really complacent about how I looked on the wedding day. Mostly because I just didn't feel like I needed to worry about anything...nor did I want to.
A few days after the wedding, Mr Fix It and I had the following conversation:
Me: I wasn't really thrilled with my hair on the wedding day.
Mr Fix It: Why? I thought you looked pretty.
Me: Yes, but all the girls looked way better than me.
Him: You looked fine.
Me: Yeah, but I felt like I just looked very...
Me & Him at exact same time: plain.
Yeah, exactly...that's the word. There was nothing spectacular or done up about my hair that day like it had been in the trials. In fact, it barely held the curl at all (but that's not really the stylist's fault...my hair NEVER holds curl of any kind). The main reason why was probably because of my inability to focus and remember things I had planned. My 'go with the flow' attitude led to this conversation on the wedding day during my hair styling:
My stylist: Ya know, I'm afraid if I use the extensions in your hair they're going to pull out your natural hair curls.
Me: Really? Why, do they look like they're falling out?
Her: No, but I think the extensions are too heavy and will pull it out.
Me: Ok, then...whatever you think is best.
I should have stuck to my plans and used the extensions because they definitely held curls better than my natural hair. On top of that, I shouldn't have told my stylist on the wedding day to not do any teasing on my hair at all since I had let her tease the top a little during the trials.
I did in fact feel like the girls' hair came out way better than mine did. And I did truly love my makeup as well.
Granted, regardless of all of this, I truly loved my makeup for sure. And the fact that we were able to do a post wedding shoot gave me the opportunity to do up my hair a little better and different while in my gown. When Mr Fix It arrived on site the day of our post wedding shoot, he looked at my hair and immediately said "Now, THAT'S how your hair should have been on the wedding day...much better."
In addition, I have to rave about my stylist, Natalie Buketov because she truly was a sweetheart and it was so amazingly generous of her to do my hair/makeup free of charge for the post wedding shoot simply because she was disappointed that one of my false eyelashes came off during the wedding ceremony.
Share Time: Did you feel totally satisfied with your hair and makeup on your wedding day?
TODAY'S WEDDING TIP: Don't use old makeup, especially lipstick! Sit down with an attendant or family member before your wedding day and go over photos, colors, styles, and anything you have to show them what you want or are supposed to look like on your wedding day. Then when your hair and makeup is finished, have them check you out before the stylist leaves and give their approval of the finished work. And stick to your plans if you liked them in your trial(s).
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