Weddings can be expensive we all know that, so a bride can be forgiven (when the budget starts to get a little tight) as to where she can cut corners or save a few €€.
Unfortunately, sometimes the wrong cuts are made and it's only after the event that it becomes obvious and then, well, it's just too late!
We're often asked by reporters & journalists when writing an article about Weddings how couples can save money and the usual things are talked about again & again. Yes, you can cut in certain areas but you have to think "What's critical to a successful Wedding?" Answer: Great venue or hotel, great food, great music, professional photographer and make-up artist.
Yes, you can do the stationery yourself. It will take you time and maybe some tears but you can do it! Your wedding invitations won't be in your photographs - however you will.....
Yes, a good photographer will cost you €€€, yes, a professional make-up artist will cost you €€€ but these are the same photographs that you will have hanging on your wall for your children and grandchildren to see for a long time to come.
You don't want to look at those photographs and think "Wasn't I penny wise & pound foolish" not to hire a professional make-up artist for my Wedding day? You don't want to be ruddy faced (red faced) in your photographs or if you shed a tear or two going up the aisle or during the speeches for your make-up to be blotched. Runny mascara is not a good look....
No matter how good a make-up artist you are, (or think you are!) it's very different to doing your make-up on a night out & on the day of your Wedding!
So, go back and check your budget and see what else you can save on & don't let it be your make-up artist!
(Remember there's a world of a difference between a make-up artist & beautician!)