8 Tips For Getting Married While Pregnant

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Tying the knot amid your pregnancy may feel like your whole little family, including you, your significant other, and the precious bub in your bump is present. However, it is definitely not the most undemanding undertaking you will execute. In addition to wedding planning, shopping, and execution, morning sickness and other pregnancy downsides are some of the things you need to keep an eye on. While your experience of walking down the aisle is a little different to most bride’s, it can be as successful. To make yourself feel and look that little bit more extra special, get your hair and makeup done professionally by Simona Janek.

To get you started, we made you a list of tips to aid you in taking extra care of yourself and your baby in preparation for and throughout the event. If followed, these will help you enjoy one of the most important days of your life to the fullest. Read on!

  1. Choose the Best Timing

If you have not set the date yet, it is best to pick a date amid your second trimester. At this time, the morning sickness is not as bad as during the first trimester and the symptoms will not be as heavy during the third. 

  1. Disclose or Keep it as a Secret

If you are early on the pregnancy, you have the option to tell your guests about it or not. Of course, this will depend on how far you are along with your guests and other myriad factors. Letting them know will help them understand your condition. This is crucial, especially when the features of pregnancy visit you during the event. Chances are, they will be able to recognize the limits brought about by your condition and how much accommodation you can give each other.

  1. Level Up Your Organizational Skills

With double the amount to think about, it is extremely crucial to double your efforts in staying organized. Keep a master schedule of your wedding timeline and deadlines. Tracking the progress among your vendors easily and maintaining control of the big picture depreciate the stressful side of wedding planning. A happy bride-slash-mum means a happy groom and healthy bub!

  1. Hire a Wedding Planner

A wedding coordinator will give you aid in organizing and executing your nuptials. Not only will they help you track your vendors but they will also help make arrangements for your bridal party and guests.

Wedding planning is a difficult task to do, even for non-pregnant brides. While some can manage without a coordinator, most hire one. With extra challenges by your side, it might be best to ask for assistance. Leaving the event planning to an expert will let you focus on the more important changes and transitions you will go through.

  1. Delegate

If you need extra pairs of hands aside from a wedding planner’s, ask for help. This is beneficial in aspects that are more important and personal. Chances are, your bridesmaids and maid of honour are more than willing to help you. Describe your vision clearly and give them direct guidelines, then let them take the wheel. 

  1. Mind Your Wedding Dress

Wearing an excellent gown is a highlight in every wedding. If you’ve yet to get a dress, you are lucky! Estimate the size by using a faux baby bump when trying on dresses. On the other hand, if you already purchased one or having it designed before getting the news, it is wise to call your dressmaker as soon as possible for modifications. 

If you are looking for the best wedding gown to wear, check out the designs of my friends from Gorgeous Bridal Gowns and Fashions. They have the finest collection that includes stunning pieces for all shapes and sizes. Whichever dress you pick, you will surely look perfect as you have that remarkable momma glow. Hence, flaunt your bump!

  1. Choose a Healthy Menu

Regardless if it is a buffet or a multiple course meal, make sure your menu includes food and drinks that are friendly for an expecting mum like you. Give your caterer and bartender a heads up. If your menu has raw meats, make sure to have a portion that’s fully cooked. Ask for a sparkling cider or special mocktail in replacement for the classic champagne for you. 

  1. Intensify the Self-Care

While striving for a perfect, once-in-a-lifetime wedding is normal, caring for yourself and for your baby should always come first. Your tight schedule will definitely demand a myriad of meetings, fittings, and tastings. In other words, you will have to sit for long hours. Hence, do pregnancy-friendly exercises. Most importantly, do everything at your own pace. Furthermore, always stay hydrated and have healthy snacks with you, even during the special day. 

Last but not least, do not forget to have fun during the planning process and during the special day itself. For instance, why not treat yourself to a session of maternity photoshoot amid the wedding planning craziness? At Renee Joanne Photography, I help expecting mums document the initial process of motherhood through shooting impeccable photographs of her changing form. Plus, I offer various packages, perfect for when little bub has joined you!

Bridal Makeup Tips: 5 Things to Consider Before You Book Your Makeup Artist

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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, future bride! You must be full of excitement, counting on the days to one of the most significant moments of your life. 

You must have invested a great deal of time, energy, and resources to bring such a once-in-a-lifetime event to its perfection. To make the day of your dreams unforgettable, chances are, you also booked the best wedding photographer in the area. He or she will capture stunning images of every precious moment. Hence, that is why you probably want to feel and look your best on your special day. As you should! After all, it is to celebrate you and the one who keeps you all smiles. Plus, there is no repeating that!

Scouting for a good makeup artist for your wedding is one thing. However, hiring one who will tie together your bridal look in accordance to your wants and needs is another. Hence, it is crucial to be selective. To help you with that, we made a list of points to consider when booking your professional makeup artist to ensure you got the best option for you. To get you started, keep reading on!

  1. The Makeup Artist’s Portfolio

When finding a makeup artist, the first thing on the agenda is to do one’s research. To make sure that the artist’s work and skills match your personal style is to take a look at their portfolio, which is the equivalent of peeking on someone’s resume in the world of art. This collection of images showcase their general style as well as showcase their experience and best works. Chances are, this is up on their website. Also, check out their Facebook, Instagram, and/or Pinterest pages, where they most likely post their most recent projects. Remember, a professional artist will have most of these, if not all. Plus, if they have great reviews, you can safely assume that they are outstanding!

  1. The Opportunity for a Makeup Consultation

Meeting up with your prospect seems like an additional cost you can skip. However, more often than not, it is an investment. The meetup will help you understand how the professional works and find out if the two of you match in terms of style and comfort. Also, you will get the chance to pose all the questions you have been meaning to ask. Hence, ask them about the following:

  • The products and the type of makeup they use. Do they work using regular makeup, HD makeup, or airbrush makeup? Also, do they use a variety of makeup products or are affiliated with a particular brand?;
  • Package inclusions such as hair extensions, fake eyelashes, contact lenses, and even hair extensions and accessories, as well as nail paints.;
  • The size of their team. Do they work alone or have assistants? Can they entertain members of your bridal party?; and
  • Length of service. How long will the makeup session last?

Through this, you can discuss with them your ideal look. You may also give them a heads up about your requirement and skin sensitivities if there is any. Every good professional makeup artist will address all your queries and layout in detail their recommendation for complementing your features.

  1. Opportunity for Makeup Trial and Preview

Let us face it: every face is unique. There might be a chance when the makeup inspiration you saw on social media or on your prospect’s portfolio may not be as suitable for you. When this happens, it is most likely that the expert has a more fitting idea. Better yet if you show them your wedding gown. This is instrumental in helping them match your makeup to it! That is why having a test run is a wise move. If the makeup artist is willing to conduct one, this means they are capable and are building trust. Not only does a trial provide an avenue for clearer communication, but this also leaves no room for undesirable surprises on your wedding day!

  1. Contract and Payment Terms

Having a written contract is a strong indicator that the makeup artist is a professional since they ensure that both parties are protected. This also means they claim full accountability for their service and offer a commitment to your schedule. The contract should cover details about fees, payment and cancellation terms, as well as policies. In cases of destination weddings, travel cost and arrangements and lounging shall be discussed. Make sure both parties are clear on each other’s terms.

  1. The Practise of Safety Measures

Having your makeup done by a professional means sharing close physical proximity with them. Hence, ensure that the artist follows strict safety practices and keeps their cosmetic products and tools sanitized. Make sure to reciprocate the favour, too!

Looking for a professional makeup artist in Sydney who ticks all boxes? Scout no more! With extensive experience in hairstyling and portrait photography, I, at Simona Janek, ensure a picture-perfect bridal look that will suit not only your ideal wedding hairstyle but your wedding outfit as well. If you are still searching for a wedding gown, check out the impeccable designs of my talented colleagues from Gorgeous Bridal Gowns and Fashion. Their wide selection of bridal pieces will surely make it difficult to settle for one wedding dress!