HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT MIGHT BE ON YOUR MIND.
WEDDINGS are on average booked anywhere between 12-18 months in advance! By waiting, this can allow others to book your date first. I only take one wedding per date so this runs on a first come first serve basis. To book, a bridal contract must be signed and a 50% non-refundable retainer must be obtained. If both are not received, your date is not secured by me.
NON-WEDDING appointments must be secured with a 50% non-refundable retainer.
NO, based on high demand for certain dates, I cannot hold dates. Past conversations will not reserve dates.
YES AND NO. It is preferred that you get as close to the exact number of people as possible, but it isn’t “set in stone” when you book. You will have up to 6 months before the wedding date to finalize people.
HOWEVER, it is important to get a final number ASAP because it will help me determine if I need to hire a secondary artist.
*I REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 5 FULL SERVICES TO BOOK*
NO, my prices are firm and no discounts will be offered under any circumstances.
NO I DO NOT. I was trained and specialize solely on makeup! However, I have several amazing hairstylists that I’ve worked with in the past that I can refer you to!
NO, since I do not reserve dates, previews will only be provided to those that have officially booked with me.
1-2 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING DATE is the time span of when the previews are done. This may seem too late, but A LOT of things can change if they are done any sooner (ex: hair color, self-tanner, makeup vision, etc.) The closer this is the the actual wedding, the fresher it will be in both our minds.
THE LOCATION is at my in-home studio in Fort Wayne, IN. I will send a confirmation email with the location a week before the preview date is scheduled.
PREVIEWS on average will take between 1.5-2 hours depending on the Bridal Package chosen or the look desired.
ONE ADDITIONAL PERSON is permitted to come with you to your bridal preview because of limited space. This one attendee CANNOT be a male. This is not a gender bias by any means! This is for my own security since the previews are conducted at my personal residence.
YES! ANYONE that is getting makeup services done on the day of can opt in for a preview themselves. Please note that this will be an additional fee of $85 (same as the normal application).
THE PREVIEWS ARE INCLUDED as part of the bride’s package whether it be the Basic or Luxury. I personally feel like meeting face to face and getting to talk about and execute a bride’s vision for her wedding day is ESSENTIAL! This is why I include the previews as a part of my bridal packages. I want everything to run as smoothly as possible on the wedding day.
YES I CAN! I can travel anywhere you need me too, but please take into account that there may be a travel fee. I include 60 miles round trip from my personal residence to the location and then it is $1 per mile over.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR VENUE about this. Some venues have restrictions on how early they will let people arrive. This sometimes does not allow hair and makeup to have enough time to complete all the services depending on how large the bridal party is. If the venue cannot accommodate this, we may have to think of an alternative location such as a hotel or AirBnb. Please ask your venue in advance about this!
I WILL PROVIDE EVERYTHING. You are paying me for my expertise, product knowledge, and the products that I use in my makeup kit. I do not require anyone to do anything except for sit in my chair and get pampered!
BECAUSE OF LIABILITY REASONS, NO. I can only apply the things that I personally have inside of my kit. I do not know how your personal makeup has been used previously or how it layers with the products that I have. I do not want anything I apply on a persons face causing an adverse reaction or the results not coming out as I intended because of this.
Each makeup application will take between 45 mins to 1 hour depending on the look desired. The more bold the makeup, the longer it will take.
I WILL PROVIDE ONE. If your bridal party is over 8 people or the timing is too tight, I will need to hire on an additional artist. This will not only let you get some more beauty sleep in the morning, but will also ease both our minds to make sure all the applications get done on time! Furthermore, I only work with artists that I have previously worked with in the past and know their work ethic, sanitation, punctuality, etc.
YES, their time is as valuable as mine is and compensating for that is a must. As I mentioned previously, having them is going make the day 100% less stressful! The fee will be $50 per additional artist and if there is a travel fee involved, this will apply to them as well even if we carpool. Again, compensation for their time is essential!
ASAP! If I feel like I will need an additional artist after going over wedding details with you, then I will need the total of applications finalized when booking or shortly after. This will allow me to find an artist and secure the date with them. Given that they are freelancers as well, they book up just as quickly as I do! Once I secure an additional artist, I will provide you with their name and Instagram handle to give you a better peace of mind.
NO I DO NOT. Airbrush is just another method of application such as a brush or a sponge. The liquid foundations I use last just as long if not longer throughout the day. I apply them with a sponge instead of a brush to create a seamless finish without feeling heavy on the skin.
YES THEY ARE INCLUDED FOR EVERYONE. Whomever is getting makeup done will have the option of choosing between strip lashes or cluster lashes. I do not offer individuals for anyone other than the bride because of timing restrictions.
THE COST WILL NOT CHANGE whether someone wants lashes or opts out. Most often after seeing other people’s gorgeous lashes, that person will want them too!
WE WILL DISCUSS THIS IN DEPTH before your bridal preview takes place. I will ask you if you are allergic to any ingredients in advance or sensitive to anything that you know of. I will also ask if anyone else in your bridal party has concerns about this as well at that time!
BRIDE – Customized lip color sample, oil blotting sheets, loose powder sample, breath mints, lash glue, and makeup remover wipe.
UPGRADED BRIDAL KIT – Customized lip color sample, deluxe size lipgloss, deluxe size mascara, oil blotting sheets, loose powder sample, lash glue, breath mints, and makeup remover wipe.
OTHER APPS – Customized lip color sample, oil blotting sheets, breath mints, and makeup remover wipe.