Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Day Hair & Makeup: A Guide to Your Perfect Morning

Your wedding day is a whirlwind of excitement, love, and joy, and as a bride, you want to ensure that everything goes smoothly, especially when it comes to your hair and makeup. To help you prepare for your big day, I’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts that will make your wedding morning stress-free and picture-perfect.

Don’t arrive at the same time as the hair and makeup does…

Do arrive 15 minutes before so that you have time to settle in before the prep begins!!

Arriving a little earlier than the scheduled start time can make a world of difference. It gives you a chance to get comfortable, have a sip of your favorite drink, and mentally prepare for the transformation ahead. Plus, it ensures that everyone is on the same page and ready to kick off your bridal beauty journey.


Don’t wait to get into something comfy!! Brides like to wear a nice robe or pyjamas!

Do ensure these are ready to pop on first thing and bridal party who have them, have them in plenty of time!

Comfort is key on your wedding morning. Prepare a cozy robe or stylish pyjamas in advance, so you’re not scrambling to find something to wear. It’s a simple but effective way to set the mood for a relaxed and enjoyable morning of pampering.

Don’t expect to have a lay-in!!

Do expect that the earlier you’re getting married will mean the earlier we will start hair prep!! Hair and makeup have to be there before any other supplier!

Wedding mornings are early mornings. The earlier your ceremony is scheduled, the earlier your hairstylist and makeup artist will need to start. This ensures that you’re ready and radiant for the moment you say “I do.” So, embrace the early wake-up call as the first step towards your dream wedding.


Don’t have greasy or wet hair!

Do ensure your hair is clean, dry, and your parting is where you want it for your chosen style, please make sure it is dry as we have times to keep to and don’t allow time for blow-drying

Clean, dry hair is essential for creating the perfect bridal hairstyle. Greasy or wet hair can be challenging to work with and may affect the longevity of your look. Ensure your locks are in their prime condition, and your chosen parting is where you want it to be. This small detail can make a big difference in the final result.


By following these dos and don’ts, you’ll set the stage for a smooth and enjoyable wedding morning. Remember, this day is all about you, and it should be filled with relaxation, anticipation, and the joy of getting ready to say “I do.” So, take a deep breath, enjoy the process, and let your beauty shine as you walk down the aisle toward your forever love.


Sara x 

Sara poppy

Bridal Hair Stylist, specialising in the latest boho styles with a modern luxe twist.

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