Outdoor Wedding Hair & Makeup: Pro Tips For Brides

Outdoor wedding season in fabulous Las Vegas is around the corner!  With endless options for outdoor weddings brides from around the globe will be flocking to our gorgeous desert for the wedding day of their dreams.  

Whether your planning a whimsical garden ceremony at a luxurious Las Vegas Country Club or exchanging your vows in a spectacular desert setting outdoor wedding makeup has its own set of rules. 

When it comes to wedding makeup in the great outdoors lighting is the biggest challenge.  For indoor scenarios your wedding photographer often deals with low-light situations and other restrictions, that being said, you’ll want to plan carefully with your wedding photographer to ensure that your photos are planned around  your surroundings and be wary of that mid day hour when the sun is directly over head. Bright sunshine is totally unforgiving making professional makeup a must for your outdoor wedding. 

The suns bright shining rays reveal every fine detail making the perfect foundation essential.  When working with Makeup In The 702 you don’t have to choose between traditional foundation and airbrushing based on cost.  We don’t charge extra for airbrushing so you can work with your artist to determine what type of foundation is best for you based on your needs not dollars.

When planning your outdoor destination wedding in a climate that is not native to your hair and skin you’ll need to think ahead. In a location like Las Vegas the winds can kick up with no notice. Makeup In The 702 guarantees your hair will hold in the desert wind

Bonus tip! If your hair that tends to frizz in the humidity and are planning your dream getaway at beach or tropical location you’ll probably want to consider a bridal hairstyle that offers plenty of control.  

Either way, stunning updo’s work great for outdoor weddings!  


While every bride should schedule a trial for their wedding day hair and makeup we realize that most destination brides are not afforded the opportunity to schedule a trial date prior to their wedding day furthering the importance of booking with us well advance. Doing so allows us plenty of time to talk about your vision and share your inspirations with your stylist and your makeup artist.

If you do plan to arrive a  day or two early we encourage you to schedule your trial.  Bonus!  You’ll look absolutely fabulous while taking in the sights and capturing all of the wonderful moments on camera.

Reminder! If you’ll be spending some time outdoors prior to your wedding day be sure to be use sunscreen!  You won’t want dry scorched sun burned skin in your wedding photos.


Don’t forget your bridal party!  For outdoor weddings we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that your bridal party also have their makeup done by a professional artist.  While it’s okay for your brides maids to have mis-matched dresses you won’t want a mis-matched look for your wedding photos.  In person, on camera and in editing group photos look zebra striped if a few people have pro makeup and a few people don’t.

Want more tips from pro-photographers for your wedding photos? We’ve got the inside scoop for you here! Las Vegas Wedding Photographers Share 4 Makeup To Do’s for Your Wedding Photos.

No matter the weather, indoors or out a professional artist can help guide you in the decision making process to ensure you and your bridal party are camera ready on your big day.  If your wedding happens to be in Las Vegas we’d love to be a part of your day.  

Makeup In The 702 provides on location hair and makeup services in the greater Las Vegas area.  To check our availability for your wedding day, schedule a trial or request your custom proposal, CLICK HERE.  You deserve the very best on your most beautiful day.

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Ready to get gorgeous?  Book Makeup In The 702 TODAY! Click here to be directed to our contact page, from there you can check our availability for your wedding day, schedule your trial, request your custom proposal or simply get the conversation started.  

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