I know what you mean about the hair and makeup thing. I'm so nervous about having someone I don't know doing mine. I have actually thought about bringing my own hairstylist, but my FI thinks I'm totally out of my mind, and even my stylist thought I was joking. I must confess, I wasn't entirely joking. I was mostly joking... I'm so afraid of getting a totally terrible style and then having to re-do the whole thing myself. That said, if I decide to do it myself in the first place, I'm worried that I'll have a meltdown anyway! My hairstylist said that I can come in to the salon a few weeks before the wedding and have her do my hair, and then we'll take tonnes of pictures from every possible angle, and I can give them to the stylist in Hawaii. That actually made me feel a lot better, because the thing I was most worried about was the whole issue of how you give them a picture from a magazine, but it's not your hair, and they're not used to doing your hair... I feel a lot better about the idea of having pictures of my own hair done how I want it. Less room for error! As for the makeup, at the moment I'm thinking that I'll do it myself, unless I get a really good review of someone there. Again, worried about thinking that I'll totally be fine and then having a breakdown when I am nervous and suddenly unable to do my own makeup lol.