*Always have a run-through before the big day to make sure you like the result.
*Do it early in the morning – so you can see how the make-up looks in different lights and how it lasts during the day.
*Take pictures – to see how it works on film.
*Try the dress on with the make-up – the colours of your outfit may make the colours of your make-up look completely different. White can be draining so you may find the make-up needs warming up against a pale frock.
*If you're wearing fake or self-tan on the day, wear it for your make-up trial, too. Again, it will make the make-up on top look completely different.