BYBY Saved the Bride
By Ali Swanson
Every former bride knows and every bride-to-be is about to find out that on your “special day” not everything will be as you imagined. Despite vigorous planning, essentially some things will fall apart. Fortunately if you have a member(s) of BYBY at your wedding, you can be sure your best you will inevitably shine through regardless of the challenges.
A bride near and dear to my heart was having one of the most challenging types of weddings: the destination wedding. Destination weddings requires days of activities, food, and entertainment for a multitude of guests. Guests spend a lot of money to attend so they expect a certain caliber of a wedding. The stakes are higher and thus the emotions run deeper than your typical local afternoon wedding and reception. Bride and Groom are prone to more anxiety attacks and more stress because you don’t just entertain for a day or an evening but several days and evenings …all back-to-back. Then let’s not forget the challenge of working with people who are potentially not from your native land. Americans have a particular work ethic that is not common in other countries. Certainly when foreigners meet foreigners for a big event – there will be misunderstandings, misconceptions, and disagreements.
Probably on the average bride’s list of priorities, her personal looks on the day of the wedding are listed in the top three. The absolute worst mistake a bride can make is to hire the wrong make-up and hair stylist. The look for you and your wedding party affects photos that last a lifetime. Aside from BYBY’s CEO and Founder Jessica Matlock’s keen understanding of what women need and how women express themselves through the wedding experience, BYBY employs some of the top hair and make-up artists in Los Angeles who are willing and ready to glorify you and your girls on your wedding day. One of the most important parts of wedding beauty is the rehearsal. At the rehearsal, everything will become crystal clear. Make-up and hair will be practiced exactly as it will be on the wedding day so there are no misunderstandings. BYBY specializes in various looks for a bevy of skin tones and seasons. They understand what look will go best with the bridesmaid attire and the wedding gown and how it gets worked into the style of your wedding at large. After all, make-up and hair are part of a continuity that flows throughout the day(s) of celebration. It’s the look of your celebration. And nothing is more important than the look because the look aids in giving you the freedom to feel absolutely beautiful and calm.
The destination bride was fortunate enough to have some BYBY hair/make-up professionals on staff standing by when her hired non-English speaking hair crew transformed her bridesmaids’ hair into some sort of style located at the intersection between Medusa and Ozzy Osbourne. And when the hired make-up artist made one of the girls look like she was punched in the face and then proceeded to glue the Mother of the Bride’s eyelashes together, it was game over. Anyone witnessing the travesty could see the bride looking around with horror and confusion. What was bad became terrible and then it quickly downward spiraled into a Nightmare on Elm Street. The bridal party was also visibly upset. As the bride began her pending nervous breakdown, a BYBY staff member stepped in and excused the former hair/make-up crew, then proceeded to save the day. BYBY doesn’t travel light. Their carry-on baggage isn’t a lap top – it is a vast arrangement of professional luxury make-up and hair styling tools. Most importantly, they are armed with the knowledge to utilize all the items to their fullest potential. Backstage only a couple short hours before the ceremony, BYBY staff transformed the bridesmaids and the bride into beautiful women.
Some can attest to the fact that when you plan a wedding there are miscommunications and misunderstandings and other times it’s just poor taste on the part of the person providing the service. BYBY has a consistent understanding of tastefulness. Whether you are a classical girl, a punk rocker, a 1950s lady, a barefoot beach beauty or a hippie chic babe; BYBY finds your inner bride and brings her out in a classy way that is unique to your personality. On your wedding day, it’s not about someone else’s vision and it’s not about fitting in with the up-to-the moment trend in the wedding industry. It’s about being your best you.
For your wedding, trust no one else. Contact BYBY for a bridal consultation.