Question for Brides-to-Be

i.e. Is budget your main concern? Is there something you want as part of your wedding day but only if you are able to find it at a reasonable cost? Is there one particular thing you simply must have regardless of cost?

Introductory Website Promotion

I am preparing to send out the first official marketing campaign for the new website www.whoiswindsong.com: 25% off jewellery orders over $100 and 15% off makeup services – but it’s going to be a limited-time offer, and open only to my email subscribers, so I’m encouraging anyone who would like to get in on the action to subscribe now or alternatively email me at info@whoiswindsong.com!

Official Website Launch!

Windsong has launched its official website:  www.whoiswindsong.com!  The site is still very much a work in progress, but I will hopefully be able to get the major “bones” set up very soon.

March 24 & 31, 2010 Photoshoots – ‘Official’ Photos

I picked up the CD of photos yesterday, and I’m very pleased with how they turned out!  I tweaked a few of them with www.picnik.com (‘cuz that’s how I roll, lol).

Wedding Makeup & Hair Tips

MAKEUP CONSULTATION/TRIAL

Make sure you book a consultation and trial with the makeup artist – although he or she *should* bring this topic up during your initial conversation.

It is a good idea to schedule the appointment a minimum of a 2-3 months before your wedding day so there is time to discuss details and/or changes to the look you want.

The artist may also have policies in place with respect to deadlines for adding more people, etc. so you will want to keep this in mind before saying “No problem!” to a bridesmaid/aunt/cousin/mother, if they decide at the 11th hour that they want to get their makeup done on the day of the wedding.

Even if you have discussed the type of look you want before your makeup trial, it is a good idea to do some surfing on the internet (a great place to start is photos from the red carpet at the Oscars), and bring colour printouts of photos that reflect the type of look you are wanting to achieve – or alternatively, send the artist an email with links to the photos you like.

Giving the artist some visual references is extremely helpful and will (hopefully!) avoid any confusion and/or miscommunication.  The artist will also be able to advise you in terms of the suitability of a particular look or style – for example, you may totally love the way JLo looks in pale beige lipstick, but it might not work at all if you have a fair complexion.

HAIR CONSULTATION/TRIAL

Make sure you book a trial run with your hair stylist as well – and again, avoid booking this appointment too close to the big day.  The last thing you want or need is to wake up on your wedding day and still not have a clear idea of how you want your hair to look.

With both the makeup and hair trials, have the artist/stylist or a friend take some closeup photos so that you can look at them later to reassure yourself that you are happy with the results – and so the artist/stylist has an actual reference and doesn’t have to rely on memory.

Wedding Planning Tips

While conducting research for my own upcoming wedding, I came across a good article about what to look for when choosing a photographer for a wedding.  The author makes some really good points!
http://www.momentville.com/wedding/ideas/wedding_photography_focus_on_results_

Another article from the same site gives a few tips on how to deal with your guest list (ugh!).  I particularly like the last item which suggests having two lists – the “must haves” (A-List) and the “wish we coulds” (B-List), which allows you room to add people from the B-List as you receive regrets from any A-List people.  It might mean a few more headaches and/or agonies during the initial process of compiling the A-List, but I’m thinking that in the long run it would definitely be beneficial in terms of keeping the final list down to a reasonable level, which means your bank account will thank you!
http://www.momentville.com/wedding/ideas/wedding_guest_list_tips

Jewellery

Photos of some of my pieces will soon be here under the “Jewellery” tab, but in the meantime can be found at the following websites:  www.windsongcreations.artfire.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Windsong-Creations/31082878356.

Makeup Artistry

Well, I am nearly halfway through the Makeup Artistry Program at VCC. I have been attempting to decide upon a new look for my business cards, but after several months I am not sure I am all that much closer to making a decision than I was when I made the decision to change them.

At any rate, I have updated this blog to include pages on makeup artistry – stay tuned for updates!