Why shouldn’t a friend do it?

Q: Why don’t you ask a friend to do your hair and make-up? Why dont you do it yourself? A: Because it tends to cause more stress than it’s worth. […]

Q: Why don’t you ask a friend to do your hair and make-up? Why dont you do it yourself?

A: Because it tends to cause more stress than it’s worth.

Unless you or your friend is a professional hair and/or make-up artist, dont ask her to do it. I can count on the one hand the number of times it has worked out with friends doing these jobs. Pay a professional who will be able to interpret your requirements, work in an efficient and timely way and control the environment that they are working in. Often, brides ask friends to do it (or do it themselves) do so because they dont think it is that important – “I never wear much make-up”. It’s probably appropriate that slightly more make-up is worn for your wedding than a normal day. DIY brides often panic at the last minute as they realise that they cant make themselves look how they’d like to look. I also think it’s part of the pampering process – treat yourself.