Monday, May 3, 2010

Best Month of the Year


It's officially May!! Which means it's now officially my Wedding AND Birthday Month. Yep in 9 days I will be turning the big 3-0H! This shit has kinda snuck up on me which isn't surprising since I will be getting married in 19 days!! Holy God we're in the teens now!! Still so much to do and seemingly so little time!

This weekend I had two very important appointments. First up was my third dress fitting which I had been stressing over thanks to my little weight issue (no pun intended). Turns out I have nothing to stress about because Paulette, my seamstress, was able to fix the dress to fit me. She moved the zipper in the back so that it's now tighter through the body. The only issue we still had was on the boob part which was far too big (even with padded cups sewn in) but as I told her, no matter how much weight I gained unless I had surgery I couldn't fix the fact that the dress was made for someone with a C cup and let's just say I fall into another letter of the alphabet.

She did some more pinning and told me to come back after lunch. So I left and had an early birthday lunch celebration with K and my family then went back to Paulette's. She was able to pull in the bust in and now it looks like the dress will fit perfectly. The best part is that now that the top is tighter and actually stays up where it's suppose to I shouldn't need any hemming. I just have to go back for the last time (hopefully) next weekend to make sure everything fits after all the sewing is done.

Yesterday was my second hair trial and first makeup trial. I had to come back for a second hair trial since it turned out I didn't have enough hair for the style I wanted so my stylist told me I should buy a hairpiece to give me the extra body I needed. I purchased one of these ready to wear hair clips which turned out to be perfect. It gave me just the extra bit I needed and she was able to pin the rest of my hair over it to blend it in perfectly. The second hair trial went much better than the first and after she was done we discussed a few tweaks to make and different ways to get the curl to stay in my hair. So I think it will look great.

As for the makeup, that took a bit longer. I'm very particular when it comes to my makeup and typically I don't like the results from having it professionally done. That's not to say that I think I do a better job than the professionals but I guess when you get use to seeing yourself more or less the same way everyday it's hard to see yourself after someone else has had their hands on your face. I brought in this picture as inspiration:

I told her I like more of the grey-ish/purple colors for the smoky eyes. Well she used some straight up purple shade that was very bright and looked more blue on me. I did not like it. So I told her to go with more of the grey tone, the second attempt the coloring was better but still not the style I liked. So I referenced the picture again and told her I wanted it just like that. So the third attempt she was able to get it much closer to what I wanted. However, by that point after having my eye makeup removed twice my lids were extra pink so I wasn't able to get the exact look that I will have (hopefully) on the wedding day. As for the rest of the makeup- face, cheeks, lips, eyebrows...I loved it! It was perfect. I think now that we've walked through it the eyes will turn out okay on the wedding day. I took some pictures of my makeup but I look weird in all of them so I'm not posting them. Sorry.

If there was one thing I would recommend for anyone getting married and having their hair and/or makeup done by someone else is to DO A TRIAL! It would have been so stressful showing up on the wedding day having to start from scratch and then come to discover the hairstyle I had my heart set on wouldn't work on me or the colors I wanted for my makeup didn't look right on my skin tone. It saves time and brings peace of mind.

I'm so excited it's May! This will truly be the best month of the year!

13 comments:

LiLu said...

Third time's the charm! :-) So exciting!!!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Happy (almost) birthday, and congrats on your wedding coming up so soon! I’m right behind you with exactly a month to go as of tomorrow. And I definitely agree that it’s so important to do a hair and makeup trial before the wedding day!

carrie1 said...

One tip.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you sit down and eat at your reception! I don't remember eating at mine... which totally bummed me out. =)

Can't wait to see pictures. =)

april said...

I did a trial on the hair. I wasn't sure I was going to have a make up person on my wedding day until that day. Being long distance AND the fact the make up artist was a zillion months pregnant, but it all worked out, and I LOVED my make up. I never wore make up before then so I was practicing like a maniac before the big day. On the up side, I am able to apply my own make up now. So, everything happens for a reason. I was indifferent to my hair. It was good enough.

As for eating, that was part of the wedding coordinator's job - to make sure I was notified when the next course was served and to go and eat. It was awesome because I so loved the food.

This is a big month for you! Try to enjoy every moment before it flies by in a blink of an eye.

Marian said...

Can't believe it is already May. The time is going to fly by. Enjoy every minute of it!! You are going to be one SMOKING HOT bride!!

Kristen said...

Yay! Happy Birthday and Wedding month!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

yay to our birthday month and your wedding month, my dear!

bananas. said...

Definitely a good month for you lady. On saturday i woke up and thought, and this is no lie..."its may. Shannon's getting married..." haha. My other good friend is getting married this month too so i thought that as well.

Jen said...

Wow, busy month for you! Here's hoping it is everything you've wished for!

I love the make-up in the picture you're using for inspiration. It's so light and pretty, and wedding perfect! I can't wait to see your pictures!

Jenni said...

Congrats!!! So excited for you!

Chocolate Lover said...

How exciting! This is an extra special month for you then! Glad the trials went well all around. Can't wait to see!

Alicia said...

whoop whoop! hooray for may!! that's so awesome that she was able to fix your dress, what a relief!! you're going to look amazing!!

Mrs T said...

It's your birthday and your wedding all in the same month - holy heck girl what a crazy good month this will be!