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Destination Weddings-- Everything You Need to Know About Traveling with your Stylist

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Are you considering a destination wedding? A lot of couples combine their “I-do’s” with an epic adventure for their guests, and something many brides need to consider when planning a destination wedding is how to secure some of their most important vendors.

Booking your favorite makeup artist to travel with you for your destination wedding can be a great way to get the perfect look for your special day. But before you do, you should consider a few things to ensure you get the best experience possible. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice.

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Tip 1: Research Your Makeup Artist

As a makeup artist, I know first hand that there are so many benefits of bringing your dream team of stylists with you! You avoid the dangers of picking an artist sight unseen at your destination. Not to mention the possible language barriers, unexpected cancellations, surprise pricing, and not getting the look you’re going for!

I suggest checking out any potential stylist’s portfolio and to get an idea of their style, follow them on social media to see recent work, and look for online reviews. Next, ask them upfront about pricing to make sure it fits your budget. But remember, this is how you will look on your wedding day, so it’s important to find someone who can make that look flawless and last all day and night! You also need to discuss travel details such as cost and accommodations, and ask if they offer any other services. For example, can they glam up your bridal party, too?

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2. Prepare with a Makeup Trial

When you bring your stylist with you, you benefit from an in-person makeup trial before you travel! If you choose someone who is local to you, make sure you take advantage of this trial session before you leave. This serves multiple purposes: Your artist will get an idea of how they’ll work with your features, and can customize a package that fits your needs. Trials help to bring your vision to life on your specific face. We sometimes see things on models and don't like it on ourselves. This also helps to make sure you're 100% confident with your look for the day.

Make sure you discuss the weather/itinerary and other factors that may impact your look. Will you be in the sun for two days before the wedding? We need to know!

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Tip 3: Be Clear with Expectations

When you’re traveling with a makeup artist, reliability is key. Imagine booking someone in another town or country only to have them no-show on the day of! It’s often easier to find a makeup artist or stylist from your area and get honest reviews and feedback than finding someone at your destination.

Make sure you ask some key questions though before you go! How will your makeup artist be expected to travel from point a to point b? Do they have your day-of itinerary? Are there any other details they need to know about your location? Your stylist should make you feel confident that they know what they are doing and will show up on time in the right place!

Something else to share is your vibe for the day. How do you want the day to flow? Do you want a calm morning or a party feeling with loud music and mimosas? Let your team know and we can make sure to complement those moods!

When you meet someone face to face before your wedding you will have a guarantee that they will show up for you, have an incredible stocked kit, and help you to look and feel your best!

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Tip 4: Choose a Seasoned Traveler

You want someone who is a seasoned traveler and will be reliable on your big day. I have traveled all over the world and I’m fluent in several languages. I know the tips and tricks for navigating events and new situations. Part of my job is to have planned everything accordingly, so everything goes smoothly on your big day.

By being mindful of these details, you’ll be able to find the perfect makeup artist and make sure your destination wedding is as beautiful as you’ve always imagined.

Tip 5: Book with Me

Are you traveling out of town, overseas, or even to Disney for your wedding day? Book with someone you know and trust! When you choose me to travel with you, you can expect that we will work together on your vision before we travel for your big day. You can also guarantee that I will understand your wants/needs and be respectful of your culture

Are you ready to learn more about my bridal packages? Fill out my questionnaire here and we can talk about your vision for your dream look on your wedding day!


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