Las Vegas Wedding Tips

Here are Las Vegas wedding tips when it comes to choosing a venue. It takes a lot of time and research and can often be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You need to make sure that your venue ticks all the right boxes before you make a final decision.

Your Las Vegas wedding venue will influence your budget as well as the atmosphere on the day so before you sign on the dotted line, below are three important things to consider before you decide on your wedding venue.

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Three Las Vegas Wedding Tips For Venues

Wedding Party Size

  1. Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater for. A crowded reception can be quite uncomfortable and if a venue is too large, it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel. Put an initial guest list together before you start venue shopping so that you can make a better decision.

What about drinks?

2.Alcohol and drinks are a big part of your wedding so it’s important to find out whether you can bring your own alcohol and what the costs are or if the venue will supply the drinks. Since you will also need a licensed bartender to serve alcohol, find out whether the venue can assist with this so that you can factor those costs into your final budget.

Preferred Vendors

3.You’re going to be working with several different vendors in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Many venues require you to use their vendors so find out about this before you make a booking. If they do work with specific vendors, make sure that you’re happy with their experience, style, personality, and pricing. When a venue works with preferred vendors, it does mean they’re confident in their experience and ability to delivery but it’s more important for you to choose vendors that fit in with your budget and overall preferences.

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Photo by Moxie Studio at Wedgewood of Las Vegas

There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect Las Vegas wedding venue but make sure that it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style as a couple!

Hope you enjoyed these Las Vegas wedding tips! We work with a lot of amazing Las Vegas wedding venues. Here are a few of our favorites: JW Marriott, Springs Preserve, Lakeside Weddings and Events, The Doyle.

For Stylish and Chic Elopements: Elopements Las Vegas.

Check out some of our other wedding inspiration here!

7 Las Vegas Wedding Photos You Must Need

Top 7 Photos With Your Bridesmaids That You Absolutely Need

Planning a Las Vegas wedding? There are plenty of photos you have probably considered taking on your wedding day. From getting ready, the ceremony to pictures with your family and of course with the groom but what about the ladies that are helping you and have helped throughout the entire wedding planning process? While you know you’ll have some time to take group shots of the entire bridal party you’ll want to make sure you have these photos with your bridesmaids as you get ready on your big day.

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1. Showcase The Back of the Dress

The back of a wedding dress is hidden with beautiful details you’ll want to capture. You can pose with all of the bridesmaids to show off their dresses as well or have some great close ups of the bridesmaids helping button, zipper or lace up the back of your dress. There are some gorgeous backdrops for your Las Vegas wedding!

2. First Look With The Bridesmaids

You have heard about the first look for the bride and groom but what about when the bridal party sees the bride for the first time? The bride’s first reveal to her bridal party can result in some emotional and memorable photo opportunities.

3. Having Fun

As you are getting ready everyone’s nerves are a little on edge because everyone wants to look their best. There will be moments when you just need to let loose to relax a little and having a little dance party, jumping on the bed or just being silly are moments that can make for great photo opportunities for your Las Vegas wedding.

4. Matching Robes or Shirts

Most brides will have getting ready attire for their bridesmaids and you’ll want to capture everyone in their cute and thoughtful pre-wedding wear.

5. Bouquets and Bridesmaids Dresses

Bouquets won’t last a lifetime but the pictures you have of them will. The bridesmaids and bride bouquet shot is one that you will want to have. There are many ways you can showcase the bouquets as well as the bridesmaid’s dresses. From lining everyone up and holding their bouquets out to the camera or hiding their faces to forming a circle around the bride; this is another shot that you can get creative with.

6. The Shoe Shot

You can’t forget about the shoes and what about those pedicures? You’ll want to get a group shot that showcases everyone’s shoes.

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7. Las Vegas Wedding Celebrating Shot

You’re getting married! There is bound to be a bottle or two of champagne being opened in the bride’s honor. Take a minute to pause as you toast away your single life with your bridesmaids for a picture perfect shot.

Want more tips for your big day? Check out this post on wether you should opt for semi permanent las extensions, versus fake falsies here!

Need more help in planning your Las Vegas wedding?

Contact us here with all your wedding details! We can help you get your hair and makeup services scheduled, but also help with other vendors, too! We work with a lot of great award winning planners such as Desert Elopements and The Emmerics can help you make your day everything you had hoped for!

Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist | Kathlyn and Jeremy

It was such an honor to be the Las Vegas wedding makeup artist for our stunning bride, Kathlyn!

Kathlyn and Jeremy make the most beautiful couple and their love for one another shines so bright. 

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Photographer: Moxie Studio

She was sure to take Jeremy’s breath away with her crystal trimmed veil and lace, mermaid wedding gown.

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Photographer: Moxie Studio

First, Kathlyn started off her wedding day with girl talk and sipping on pink champagne surrounded by her best friends.

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Photographer: Moxie Studio

The Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Look

We gave the bride a classic updo with a bold pink lip to compliment her bridesmaid’s gorgeous dresses.

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Photographer: Moxie Studio

This one of a kind wedding party wore pink chiffon and rose gold sequin dresses. Each bridesmaid also chose the hairstyle they felt most beautiful wearing!

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Photographer: Moxie Studio

The maid of honor showed off her own unique, fully sequin dress with a thigh high slit.

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Photographer: Moxie Studio

The Wedding Venue

The wedding planner, Emily Reno, did an especially phenomenal job planning a gorgeous wedding for Kathlyn and Jeremy.

Their wedding at the JW Marriott could not have been more perfect for these two!

We gave Kathlyn soft curls before pinning her hair up, because of this she was able to easily let down her hair for the party of a lifetime. As a result, this gave her an entirely new bridal look for the second half of the wedding.

Photographer: Moxie Studio

With flowers galore and a smoke machine during their first dance, Kathlyn and Jeremy’s reception was an unforgettable one. In fact, the floral arch alone was enough to make any wedding lover swoon!

We would be thrilled to be a part of your big day! We can’t wait to discuss your wedding plans with you so reach out to us through our contact page at any time!

Photographer: Moxie Studio

Wedding Planner: Emily Reno Events

Hair and Makeup: Brianna Michelle Beauty

Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist | Alyse and Ken

This glam bride chose us as her Las Vegas wedding makeup artist for her special day. We loved getting to create this old Hollywood look for our gorgeous bride.

Alyse and Ken were absolutely stunning with a wedding at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. It was the perfect spot with plenty of room because it was just the two of them!

I mean, let’s talk about what a showstopper that dress is! With her dress making such a bold statement, Alyse really wanted her hair and makeup to have an effortless look. As a result, Ken couldn’t keep his eyes off her!

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The Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Look

Alyse really wanted her eyes to pop so we added lots of lashes with a little smoke. We kept her eyeshadow colors a natural, bronze hue and mixed in some highlight to give her that extra glow on her cheekbones.

Alyse was not used to wearing a lot of lipstick so we went with a nude lip and a lot of gloss on top.

The neckline of Alyse’s dress was so eye-catching and a side swept hairstyle with a slide clip proved to be the perfect complement.

The Wedding Venue

The backdrop for the ceremony was epic! If you are a bride who is wanting a more unique and unconventional wedding ceremony, the Neon Museum is the perfect place that brings old world Vegas with a modern, hipster approach.

This is such a cool venue for all kinds of events. Lots of couples choose to have their engagement photos shot here, too!

Alyse and Ken were so happy with the outcome of their Las Vegas destination wedding! We couldn’t be more thrilled for this couple and wish them all the best going forward with their new marriage. We are so glad Alyse chose us as her Las Vegas wedding makeup artist because we loved being apart of their day.

Contact us today to book us as your Las Vegas wedding makeup artist!

Photography: Jamie Y Photography

Hair and Makeup: Brianna Michelle Beauty

Las Vegas Makeup Artist | Natalie and Vito

THIS BEAUTY!!! We are thrilled to be chosen as Las Vegas makeup artist and hairstylist to get this gorgeous girl dolled up! Natalie and Vito’s wedding was perfect at The Grove with their family and friends. Originally, from California, Natalie knew she wanted to be glammed up to the nines! As a result, we couldnt be more thrilled to create a custom makeup and hair look just for her.

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Natalie’s Custom Hair and Makeup Look

For Natalie’s trial, she was specific in wanting hair with volume! We worked on customizing a hairstyle just for her. We used about 8-10 clip in hair extensions to customize her beautiful hair look. As a result, her hair looked amazing!

If you are on the fence about getting hair extensions for your wedding day, don’t hesitate. Hair extensions make all the difference! As a result, you will look and feel just a little “Extra” and more glam. It’s a little extra touch that adds that special element to your look.

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Natalie’s Bride Tribe

When you are getting married, you have options for the bridesmaids hair and makeup looks. Some brides want their tribe in specific and certain looks. Others, want the bridesmaids to choose their own hair and makeup looks. Natalie opted to have them choose. As a result, all the bridesmaids got custom looks created just for them.

TIP: Make sure you finalize how many ladies will need hair extensions, or have super long or thick hair. Your artist can make sure to add additional timing on the timeline.

You can view some of our previous wedding inspiration looks over at our gallery here.

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Las Vegas Makeup Artist Success

We are so thrilled for Natalie and Vito. Moving from California to Las Vegas is a huge decision. We welcome them to the Las Vegas community where I know they will thrive and create a wonderful happy and healthy marriage.

Here is a testimonial of her experience with us from The Knot.

Brianna is such an amazing artist and gave me my wedding look exactly how I pictured it. Brianna took time during my trial to try things out so I would love the final look on my wedding day! She made me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt! Katie was amazing also to all of my bridesmaids and to my mother! They really helped my vision to come true! I can’t thank them enough for everything! Thank you guys for making me feel like the most beautiful person on my very special day!” Love, Natalie Bechai-Panarelli

Enjoy these amazing photos as we celebrate their love!!!

Creative Partners: Las Vegas Makeup Artist and Hairstylist: Brianna Michelle Beauty, Photography: M Place Pro, Venue: The Grove Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist | Marlyn and Paul

We were thrilled Marlyn chose us to be her Las Vegas wedding makeup artist and hair team. She has a HUGE party of 13 on February 2nd, at Green Valley Ranch. Marlyn was such a fun bride. We actually were apart of her sisters wedding in 2017, and as a result we knew this group well.

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Wedding Makeup and Hair Trial

When Marlyn reached out me, her concern was that she was not used to wearing any makeup. She wanted to feel like herself. Marlyn wanted to love the way she looked in her photos and as a result she had two trials. At her first makeup trial we did the look above. At the second makeup trial, she wanted to see the “light wedding makeup” look.

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Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist Results

At the end of the day, our bride chose the first makeup look which was a winner. She looked absolutely stunning! We used our special airbrush 16 hour wear formula and as a result it stayed put. Even with the rain, her wedding makeup and hair were perfect! This just goes to show how important trials can be. It is not unusual for a bride to have several trials since it is such an important day.

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I think this was one of my favorite bridal party looks! Most all the bridesmaids chose half up and half down styles with braid! Everyone was looking happy and beautiful.

You could really tell Marlyn and Paul were head over heels in love with each other. It just always makes it so enjoyable to be apart of a amazing couples wedding day.

We had an amazing team of creative partners. Venue: Green Valley Ranch Planning and Coordination: Angelica Rose Events, Beauty: Brianna Michelle Beauty, Photography: Two Twenty Photos

To book your wedding with us head over to our las vegas wedding makeup artist services page here and see what we have to offer!

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Tia and Haden | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

We loved being apart of this boho style wedding! As Las Vegas wedding makeup artist and hair professionals, we are thrilled for Tia and Haden! Set in a beautiful romantic backdrop of Legends Ranch, this couple went for a boho inspired wedding look.

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HAIR AND MAKEUP LOOK

It was really important to Tia that she have the right wedding hair and makeup look for the setting. For the makeup, we went with a soft natural look, and as a result, it brought out a lot of the golden and peach tones of her skin. For the hair look, she did a trial session. We were able to experiment with several styles for her.

For Tia’s hair, she was torn with a few different looks. She was wanting it up and also possibly wanting it down, and as a result, we did something in the middle. We were able to pull once side back and incorporate a braid to give it a more boho style, upscale feel.

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THE WEDDING PARTY

The beautiful bride surprised all her wedding party with getting their hair professionally done. Tia chose boho style wedding hair looks for her bridesmaids that all complimented them very well. The ladies with the more shorter hairstyle, we were still able to incorporate a braid. As a result of everyone having a braid, the bridesmaids looked uniform and together.

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I am a huge fan of boho style wedding hair and makeup inspiration, so I love being apart of this special day for Tia and Haden. They had an incredible creative partner team! As a result, everyone came together to create such a magical and dreamy experience for the two of them.

We wish Tia and Haden a lifetime of happiness and love! Scroll down for more wedding inspiration photos!

Looking to create a custom wedding hair and makeup look for you? Fill out the contact form and schedule a consultation here.

XOXO, Brianna Michelle

Creative Partners: Venue: Legends Ranch, Planner: Modern Vintage Rentals, Photographer: Sunnie Heers Photography, Beauty: Brianna Michelle Beauty, Floral: Lorea Blooms, Video: Sarah Quinn, Cake: The Cupcakery in Summerlin.

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Shelley and Bo | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

This gorgeous couple, was perfection!!!! Shelley and Bo chose us as their Las Vegas wedding makeup artist and hair team and we were thrilled to be apart of their day! REAL weddings always get me super excited and as a result McKenzie Stewart Photography couldnt have shot a more beautiful wedding at the Wynn Las Vegas and we had a slew of amazing creative partners!

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

One of the things I love most about my clients is that they request all different hair and makeup looks! We are able to customize each and every look tailored to each and every brides specific needs. As a result, they not only get a beautiful look, but they get a look that feels like them. They get a look that represents their personality and that is important feeling on your wedding day.

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

Trial Session

Trials are important and most of our clients do request a trial session so they can play around with a few different looks. At the time of her trial, Shelley requested a smokey eye look and we played around with a few different lipstick shades to go along with the loo and dramatic eye feel until she was comfortable with the chose light, tulip pink lip color.

Most brides will utilize their trial session as both the trial and their engagement shoot! It allows us as artists to get to know the bride and her personal style before wedding day!

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

Wedding Day

On the day of, we tweaked a few more things and Katie executed a gorgeous half up and half down hairstyle that was just stunning! All the bridesmaids and the bride looked gorgeous. We consult with the bride on wether she wants her bridesmaids all in the same look or if she wants to allow them to choose their own makeup look for the big day.

We wish Shelley and Bo Li a wonderful healthy, and life long marriage of love and many memories and laughter together!!!!

Additional amazing creative partners: Photography: McKenzie Stewart, Floral: Everbloom Flowers and Events, Film and Video: Analog Cabin Wedding Film, Ceremony: Wynn Las Vegas, Reception: Maggianos Little Italy, Dress: Stella York, Officient: Reverend Richard Walter, Beauty: Brianna Michelle Beauty.

Check out their adorable engagement session video by McKenzie Stewart Photography.

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart
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Photography by McKenzie Stewart
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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

Why Do Wedding Hair and Makeup Trials Cost?

How do you find a wedding hair and makeup artist with out spending hundreds of dollars on trial after trial, and why do they cost in the first place, if they are a trial? Does this sound like you? Your not the only bride who is wanting her wedding hair and makeup to be perfect. Here are some tips and guidelines and a bit of education as to why trials cost, and how to find the right artist in order to have a successful trial.

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First and foremost, a wedding hair and makeup trial starts with researching your artist. Look for reviews, and images of their work but also, how they conduct business, will say everything in the initial discovery email.

Next, it starts with you. Yes, YOU! As artists we cant read minds and when you tell us you want “natural makeup” that might mean different to the artist versus you, especially, if you arent used to wearing makeup at all! We recommend  starting to wear a bit more makeup, if your not used to wearing any at all just so you and your skin can get used to the look and feeling. Also, getting on a good skin care routine is also recommend so your wedding hair and makeup can look prestine and less cakey. Makeup doesnt look good on dry, dehydrated or under nourished skin.

As artists, we base our rates on time, product, and experience.

For the artist, there is a lot of experience that goes into making sure a brides trial is successful! One, knowing how to work and communicate with the bride is critical in being able to pin point the exact wedding hair and makeup look she’s going for and make her happy. Knowing how to work with the right foundation and products and see how they are oxidizing on her and knowing if they are oxidizing the wrong way, to be able to make that change – at the time of the trial. All this comes from the LEVEL of experience the artist or artists have.

If the brides not happy with certain looks, knowing how to communicate with the bride and help her get to the level she’s wanting. Its kind of like “Say Yes to the Dress” if you ever watched that show but its say “yes to the wedding hair and makeup!!” This entire process can take up to 2 hours. and thats why we put a rate on a bridal trial.

Last,  Professionalism, professionalism- its such a key factor in creating a gorgeous look for a happy bride!