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    • KathrynM75
      CommentAuthorKathrynM75
      Posted: Aug 15th 2016
     
    I have booked my wedding for Feb 2018, in Levi - Finland, so I am super excited about this! I am worried however that I won't be able to have my hair and make-up done out there, and I am quite a cheapskate so I don't want to pay an arm and leg for it. I am thinking that if I save on the hair and makeup I can book an extra husky sled ride!
    So I am wondering if anyone that got married abroad/is getting married abroad has any tips on doing your own hair, and being a complete novice at makeup.. Can reccomend anything for idiots that can hardly use eyeliner
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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2016
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    I'm planning on looking at make up tutorials online and practice as much as possible! I'm getting my hair done by someone else as I am useless at hair!!

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    • KathrynM75
      CommentAuthorKathrynM75
      Posted: Aug 15th 2016
     
    Yeah I am useless as well. I am the least girly girl possible. I am just worried I am putting too much pressure on my sister, because as it is she has to learn how to tie a corset, learn about makeup and learn how to do wedding hair! If I could take a bit of pressure off her that would help.
    Luckily the wedding dress shop I bought my dress from said they will teach her how to do it properly, but that's still stressful!
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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2016
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    Sorry hun, I paid for mine to be done, didn't want the stress and pressure of having to do it myself.
    I would recommend looking at online tutorials, and maybe getting a few hairpieces that can be the focus so you don'tn have to do some amazing creation with your hair if you don't want to.
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    • KathrynM75
      CommentAuthorKathrynM75
      Posted: Aug 15th 2016
     
    Do you think it's worth just biting the bullet and paying for it? My other half said its okay, but I am the one that's quibbling over price. When I had a quote from the travel company I booked with, they quoted £300 each.. That seems a lot to me, and that's just for hair, I don't even know about make-up.
    Hair piece seems like a good way to go, there is a tiara in the shop with snowflakes that I had my eye on, but would I be able to get away with my hair just down with a tiara and maybe a veil. Every photo I have looked at, hair seemsto be important and up, and smart. Totally out of my comfort zone!
    You got married three weeks ago! Hope you had a fabulous day!
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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2016
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    I know what you mean. I was going to ask my mil (she used to be a beautician) to do my hair but I decided against it as I want her to enjoy the day. Have you spoken to your venue about any suppliers they can recommend?

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    • KathrynM75
      CommentAuthorKathrynM75
      Posted: Aug 15th 2016
     
    My sister has her daughter as well, so chances are that I will end up doing my sisters hair, which is a stress I really don't want!
    Yeah the supplier said £300 each for hair, send a photo over and they can do it on the day, I am a bit worried paying £300 for a hairdresser, it just seems like an awful lot of money for me. My grandfather said he would pay for my hair and makeup, but I would rather him help me with something that means more to be honest.
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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2016
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    £300 for each person!!! That is a lot! Is there anyone else that could do it? I think you might have to accept your grandfather's offer if not x

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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2016
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    Wow! That is a lot of money just for hair! Surely things aren't that expensive in Finand?!? Id have a look on g00gle and [email protected] to see if you can find any one.

    I think if I was getting married somewhere cold I would go for a half up half down do, would that be an option?
    The tiara sounds like a lovely idea, especially with the decorations :)

    You definitely don't have to have your hair up for your wedding day, I only had it up because it is so hot in Vegas and I knew that after so long I would want to put it up and ruin whatever had been done to it. We had such a great time getting married abroad, thank you :)
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    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2016
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    While we are on the subject - what would someone pay for getting their hair done on their wedding day?

    There are possibly 5 females in our wedding party to have their hair done.

    Looking forward to becoming the 3rd and last Mrs McLauchlan


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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2016
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    Maxine are you getting married here? I think if I'd have got married here I wouldn't have paid more than £50 for just hair, althouhg I think the average going rate is a little more.
    As it was I paid $175 for hair and makeup, which was a lot because A) Vegas and B) Exchange rate after the referendum sucked.

    I had 2 ladies come though, one for hair and one for makeup and I was really impressed with their speed, efficiency and the end results. Also foundation/blush was airbrush.
 
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