Hair, Makeup, & Getting Ready!

Finally, a wedding post! (Bachelorette post doesn’t totally count)

I always had a vision of what I wanted the morning to look like the day of my wedding. 
Something about getting ready with my closest girls friends really excited me and I couldn’t wait for it all to happen. Although the morning was nothing like I envisioned, I loved it even more than anything I could have thought of it. It was truly perfect. The location, the timing, the memories. 
Everything was wonderful. 
My family that came from Ohio had rented a house close to our venue instead of staying in a hotel. I stayed there with them along with my best friend and it worked out so well. The morning of the wedding, all my bridesmaids came over there and we were able to use the house to get ready in. I felt so relaxed being in an actual house and not a hotel room. There was room for everyone, there was a huge kitchen we could use for food and drinks, and the extra living room space to finish projects was awesome.

I didn’t feel too stressed the morning of. 
Actually, I take that back. I was stressed when I ordered pictures from Walmart for picture frames that were going up at the reception and the photo people in Walmart gave me SOMEONE ELSES PICTURES. I might have gone a little “bridezilla” at that moment, but for the most part I felt calm and collected. (Who knows what everyone else thought of me though!)

As for hair and makeup, I had people come to the house to do them. 
My sister did my makeup which I was hugely grateful for. An old friend of mine came over to do my hair at the house, as well as baby girls hair and one of my bridesmaids. I loved being able to relax and not feel rushed to have either my hair or makeup done. 4 of my bridesmaids, along with the mothers, got their hair done at the Ulta Salon near where we were getting ready. 

Tips The Morning Of:
Do not go hungry. You are going to be stressed and nervous and it’s good to have at least a little something in your tummy before the rest of the night takes place. 
It really won’t help anyone. If something doesn’t go as planned, keep calm and move on.
Did I drink while getting ready? Yes. But I had one, maybe two, Mikes Hard Lemonades. 
If you’re anywhere over the age of 16, two Mikes Hards aren’t going to get you drunk. With that being said, some people don’t know their limits. Do yourself a favor, don’t get drunk before the ceremony. It’s not cute, your pictures won’t turn out good, and you want to remember these moments.

Now without further ado, pictures from the morning of my wedding with some of my closet friends. Thank you to everyone who helped out that morning. You are all rockstars in my eyes. 

{If you have ANY questions related to this post and/or wedding related, please ask! Leave a comment or feel free to email me at any time.}

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4 thoughts on “Hair, Makeup, & Getting Ready!”

  • Gorgeous pics! Can't wait to see more! And you're little one is just too precious!! On my weddin day I was so nervous/anxious that I wasn't hungry ALL day and didn't want to eat, but one of my friends moms was like, you're gonna regret it if you don't get something in your stomach!! I'm definitely glad she talked me into it! After the butterflies were gone I was sooooo hungry!! Hahaha

  • Ah yup – this is everything I should have done but didn't do lol. I think I was so worked up about the actual wedding and spent all my time planning for that, that the "morning of" stuff kind of fell to the wayside. I think I just figured as long as hair appointments were booked, everything else would just fall into place. SO wrong! lol This is always my number one recommendation for brides when someone asks what I would have done differently for my wedding.

  • LOVE THIS! Favorite blog so far. Dan liked Emery using his shirt stays as suspenders. BUTTTTTTT how come you failed to mention the bridezilla moment over the sparklers LOLOLOL 😛

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