8 Essential Things To Look For In A Bridal Makeup Package

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Weddings are all about love, laughter, gorgeous dresses, sweet memories, and perfect photographs. Every bride’s makeup needs to be on point to ensure the last one. So, if your D-Day is around the corner, and you are looking for some bridal makeup packages, you have landed on the right page. Much preparation goes into arranging the wedding ceremony, from party themes to decorations, invitations to food, dresses, flowers, and lights. It might become overwhelming, and that is why we want to take some weight off your shoulders. In this article, we have curated a list of the best wedding makeup packages that will give you the desired glow on your special day. Swipe up for the deets!

Mood Board: Visualize everything, from your outfits, hair, and makeup, so that you have a definite idea of what you want and what looks good before a trial run.

Season: Ask your stylist to prepare skincare and makeup products that suit the season and your skin, be it winter or summer, so that your makeup looks flawless.

Makeup Products: Opt for makeup products that are waterproof and transfer-proof to avoid any mishaps on D-day.

What To Look For While Choosing A Bridal Makeup Package

There are different bridal beauty packages out there, and here’s some help for you to choose from:


If you’re looking for a professional bridal makeup artist, the starting range will begin from about 15-18k and go up anywhere into lakhs. Preparing a budget beforehand is imperative so that you have an idea of how much you can comfortably spend, how much you can stretch if needed, and what range is completely out-of-bounds. It is very easy to get swayed into something if you don’t have a set amount ready in your mind beforehand, and even though you want to look your best on this day, you certainly don’t want to get into soup later. A little wise planning never harmed anyone, certainly not the bride!

The Bride and the Bridesmaids

Most brides like to use this special day to treat their special female friends and relatives to some professional makeup magic. Are you looking to get the makeup only for yourself, or would you like to extend the services to your selected friends or bridesmaids as well? Most bridal makeup package deals these days come with special services for the bride as well as a set number of friends, so plan accordingly and decide.

Pre-Bridal, Bridal, and Post-Wedding Ceremonies

Many bridal package services these days include makeup not only for D-day but also right from the beginning of your celebrations, i.e., from the day of your mehndi or sangeet to your marriage, as well as the reception. You can also include your pre and post-wedding photoshoot makeover in the package. Of course, you can choose to go for one that only works with you on the day of your marriage, but if you would like a professional salon makeover throughout the celebrations, do remember to book a consultation with the artist you are thinking of booking. Pre-bridal makeup packages can definitely help you look lovely all through the most memorable days of your life!

Part of Package

Bridal packages will mostly include hair, makeup, and draping, which means they will help you do your bridal makeup and your bridal hairstyle and allow you to drape your saree or wedding trousseau. Professionals also help put on your wedding jewelry at the makeup venue if you are going for costume jewelry. But it’s advisable to check beforehand if you’re planning to wear ‘real’ jewelry of value, as many places may or may not agree. Also, if you want to go for a pre-bridal package (which mostly includes body scrubs, wraps, exfoliates, waxing, facial sessions, nail care, massage, etc.) before the main day, you may want to check with the same artist(s).

Quick Tip: Ensure that you know about the pre-bridal packages in detail to choose the best option from fast, classic, supreme, and luxury packages. It helps you stay within budget and glow on your D-day.


While you will most likely be going in for a traditional bridal look, there is still a lot you can do when it comes to your bridal hairstyles. Check out a few styles online and see which ones you like, and understand what will suit your face cut and the kind of dress you are wearing on the day. Also, select a hairstyle as per the jewelry you are planning to wear. Also, please check with your artists if you need to pre-wash your hair at home the same day or a day earlier or if it will be taken care of at the studio.

Trial Day

Getting a hair and makeup trial before your main day is always recommended. What looks great in pictures and over the phone may turn out to be completely different from what you may have thought. A trial will give you and the artist a perfect idea of skin tone, skin type, matches, what looks good, and what you can carry off without being too uncomfortable. Make sure you book your trial at least 4-5 months in advance or when your wedding saree or outfit is ready so that there’s always scope for change and re-booking with someone else if needed.

Skin Issues

If you have been having any problems with your skin, make sure you discuss it with your makeup artist well in advance. Some professionals may suggest your pre-makeup treatments, while others will advise you on what kind of cosmetics will suit your skin the best under such circumstances.

Travel and Distance

While booking the venue for your makeup, make sure you keep important aspects like distance from your home and the wedding venue in mind. An average bridal makeup package will take about 2-and-half hours and, of course, can stretch longer.

Debosmita, a lawyer and blogger, shares what she learned from her experience of preparing for her wedding up until the big day. She writes, “It will help you to a great extent if you finish shopping for all aspects of your bridal wear and trousseau as early as possible…. I had to make last-minute dashes (as last-minute as 2 days prior to the wedding) to the shops to get small yet important items, which greatly increased my BP level. Same goes for beauty treatments – facials a day prior to your wedding does not help. Eat healthy, drink loads of water, exercise regularly and do necessary beauty treatments from as early as possible.” She also shares an important reminder to delegate responsibilities, “This was not completely possible in my own case, but I have realised that delegating responsibilities to different people is the key to your peace of mind (i).”

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