Did she or didn't she do her own make-up? Whatever Kate Middleton decided in the end, she looked absolutely gorgeous - so if she did do it herself and had some tutorials, then well done!

So many brides go down this route and quite rightly so. If you're confident about it, doing your own make-up can be relaxing and fun, plus it's a great way to save money. Our advice is to get some expert guidance from a trained make-up artist first so that you can learn application techniques and try new colours and textures so that on the day you know exactly what you're doing.

There are hundreds of ways to get pro advice - head to your favourite make-up counter at a department store, visit beauty stores like MAC or Illamasqua, or have someone come to your office or home (try www.returntoglory.co.uk or www.flourish-makeup.com).

For those wanting a more comprehensive masterclass and to boost confidence, check out The Session School. Their private Bridal Make-Up Lesson lasts two hours and can be done at their studio in London or at your own home. It's entirely bespoke and they'll teach you how to achieve an easy, beautiful bridal make-up look that you can replicate yourself without worrying about how you'll look in daylight or under flash photography, and how to make it last from aisle to dancefloor. Your allocated make-up artist will bring an entire set of brushes, products and cosmetics and have a good rummage through your own kit to make sure you're using the right items.

The Session School was founded by make-up artist Dani Guinsberg, who's featured regularly in Vogue, GQ and Cosmopolitan, and who has put together a troupe of fantastic freelance make-up artists who themselves have extensive editorial, advertising and catwalk experience. We think it's safe to say you'll definitely be in good hands!

The Session School's Private Bridal Make-up Lesson last two hours and costs £250. Visit www.thesessionschool.com for more information.