I was honored to have Town & Country to ask me for some wedding planning tips for brides whose weddings fall on hot summer days! My best tip is to hire a great makeup artist and contract her for the full day.  
 
When looking for a makeup artist it is always important to hire an artist that works specifically with weddings. Many makeup artists can do a great job with event makeup, but it lasts only a few hours. Wedding makeup artists know that your face will be continually kissed, tears will flow, and be wiped off your face by your loved ones, and, of course, you will most likely perspire. My first recommendation then is to find a makeup artist who specializes in weddings and also shows the type of look that you want in their portfolio. Then, always do a trial, this will ensure that you have exactly the look you love on your wedding day. Without a trial, there can be many tweaks on the wedding day to your makeup and this will inevitably eat up our bridal portrait time. 
 
If your day is very long, or you are doing a first look, or your wedding is scheduled on a day where it is over 75 degrees, I recommend to have your hair and makeup artists stay with you to the beginning of the reception. They can touch you up during portraits and even give you a different reception hairstyle just before your entrance. A great makeup artist will ensure you stay looking as beautiful and radiant as possible through your grand exit and for generations as your family looks through your wedding photos years from now. Should you need any makeup artist recommendations, feel free to reach out to us directly.

Here are a few summer weddings where the brides had their makeup artists stay until the beginning of the reception. Central Park Wedding. Metropolitan Club Wedding.

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