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Oh Team Practical,
Sometimes I go for weeks and weeks forgetting about how wedding planning can be totally ridiculous, because I’m mostly past the planning part and on to the IMPLEMENTATION (which can be it’s own kind of stressful but is generally less absurd). But then, wedding planning pokes it’s crazy *ss head in, just to remind me that while I may be done with it, it is *not* done with me.

So. Remember how I decided to splurge, trust myself, and get my hair and makeup done? And then how I found a sane stylist with orange feather earrings who’d never done a wedding before and gave me a somewhat spendy but reasonable rate? Well. Sigh. Before she gave me a finalized rate, she talked to some people who did weddings on a regular basis, and we all know where that leads. The final quote was not for “hair” but for “bridal hair” (red flag!) annnnddddddd…. all in, the final hair and makeup quote was significantly more then my wedding dress.* Agggghhhhhh….

So, I had a quick bought of crazy after getting this quote. I remembered that someone once had told me that The Knot’s local message boards were actually sort of helpful, and um, wow. They were not helpful, but boy do I want to start writing a column that’s just “sane answers to questions asked on The Knot.” But I digress.

The point is, this is where you guys come in. Do any of you have hair & makeup recommendations? Better yet, do any of you DO hair and makeup? I would love-love-love to hire one of you to make me pretty. These are my requirements:

  • Someone trained in hair & makeup (obviously).
  • Someone who can deal with feisty wavy hair.
  • Someone who can also do natural looking makeup.
  • Someone who will be willing to get just before dawn and drive to East Bay on a Sunday morning in August.
  • Someone who will not charge me my first born child in payment.
  • Someone who will just do “hair” not “bridal hair.”
  • Someone who will make me laugh.

I would think this was impossible, but you guys are Team Practical. Every day you remind me that everything is possible when you put your mind to it, and I love you for that. Fingers crossed.

Smooches (at the moment without lipstick),
Meg

*I know, we’re making my wedding dress. But it’s made with nine yards of silk, so it’s not *that* cheap.

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