In my professional capacity as a wedding photographer, I can't overstate how important makeup and hairstyle are not only for the photo session, but also on the bride's feelings throughout the entire day.
This seems to be the case both for large weddings and for small and intimate ones as well.
Here I'd spotlight two key aspects to consider and one to ignore: there is a lot of difficulty in making the choice for somebody who will take care of your make-up while being far away and arranging your destination wedding or elopement in Italy.
Professional quality: try to gauge an idea of the service offered by looking at bridal pictures published on the professional's website or social media profiles. To italian brides I recommend to observe and try, well if you come here before actually scheduling a session with your favorite choice will help a lot, actually you could then use that as the starting point of an engagement photosession in Venice or simply for a nice evening. This is a situation when images are worth a thousand words, but still the technical outcome is not all.
Human dimension, communication: on the wedding day there will be already plenty of reasons to be under pressure and it is so nice when the make-up time is actually a recharging "cuddle" to help you face the most important day with the peak of your energy. And self confidence will actually get a big boost. This is difficult to asses remotely, if you cannot meet before then advice from your photographer or from your wedding planner will be very useful.
I'd say that the same considerations made for the bridal makeup are valid, maybe talk a bit more about how long the designed hairstyle will last in the venetian weather. My impression is that the psycological dimension is still important but less critical than it is with makeup but still important.
Hopefully, the information on this page will help you making the choice that will make your wedding or elopement in Venice even better. As a photographer is a fact that I see the phases of bridal make-up and hairstyle on a regular basis as a photographer. However, I am rarely involved in the choice, and so I have decided to write this article without a conflict of interest.
For people that will then choose my services I'll be twice as happy once since I shared information that may be useful once because with these premises even my professional images will improve thanks to an happy bride with the best make up and hairstyle to stay with her during the whole day.
Some makeup artists and some hair stylists will be ready to offer their services for a sunrise photo-session in Venice but usually it is easier to arrange for a day or sunset session.
I would like to let you know that if you are interested in receiving the contacts of some professionals I would like to work with, or, even better, if you are interested in choosing me as your photographer, please feel free to reach out to me directly from this page or even more easily with a whatsapp message.