Wedding mornings can either be the most exciting part of a bride’s day, or the most stressful. And this Melbourne-based bridal makeup artist shared five tips that will make all the difference to the morning of your very special day.
Kelly Mills has been to countless wedding as a makeup artist and seen the full spectrum of bridal preparation mornings. Based on this experience, she some hard and fast rules she would apply at her own wedding.
In the caption of her TikTok video she wrote, “I am extremely single lol but this is the advice I have saved in my brain from spending 50+ mornings with bridal parties.”
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Firstly, Mills says bridle should never have people in the preparation room that don’t need to be there.
At her wedding, “the only people that will be there will be me and my bridal party and maybe Mum if she’s got her nerves in order,” she said. “Then your photographer, your makeup artist, your hairstylist.”
Put simply, “more people, more stress.”
Secondly, Mills says brides should never forget to feed and hydrate themselves, their bridal party, and their suppliers.
“It’s a big morning and a very big day,” said Mills.
“And by hydrate, I mean water, coffee, mimosas.” She also offered bonus points for espresso martinis.
Next, she says many brides make the mistake of being ready only 20-30 minutes before they need to leave. She says brides should instead have their hair and makeup done at least an hour before departure.
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The photographers need a good chunk of time to get good snaps and if the bride has only an hour to take photos before she needs to leave, she will be “super stressed.”
Then, Mills recommends everyone in her bridal use ‘Go-To’s Transformazing’ face masks 30 minutes to an hour before getting their makeup done.
That way their skin will be, “glowing all day long!”
And finally, she said, “I will never allow the vibes not to be immaculate on the morning of my wedding.”
She suggests having a good playlist, some drinks, and polaroid cameras so brides can enjoy the exciting preparation period.
“It’s the time in your day with your girls and guys – if there’s guys there too – that’s just for you,” said Mills.
“Make it fun, it’s your wedding morning. It should be nothing but happy good times.”
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