to DIY or not to DIY (beauty and hair)
So I'm getting married near my parent's home town, which is a very, very small town. My two options for hair and makeup seemed to be: either go to the one salon in town, or try to find (and afford) a stylist who would be willing to drive the more-than-an-hour trek to where I'm getting married. I went to the small town salon last week, and was really quite unhappy with how they did my hair, and don't really trust them 100% to do a good job on the make-up. My hair is pretty short, so there aren't a lot of styling options, and now I have been unable to find someone at any cost to drive down on the day of the wedding. So now I either DIY the hair and makeup (gulp!) or stress myself out by trying to drive the two-hour round trip and have my hair and makeup done the morning of in the nearest city (not a fun proposition on an already stressfull day!)
SO - to sum it up, has anyone out there had great success doing their own beauty? what tips would you give me? Anyone had utter failures with hair and makeup, and warnings?
Also, how big of a no-no is it to not really have any great hair and make up options for the bridesmaids? All these questions obviously affect them too - any insight would be SO appreciated!