I love an FAQ page on other websites when I’m looking to get the right information and fast! Some of this info is covered across various sections of my website but I’ve created a handy page with my most asked questions from Brides!
Of course feel free to ask me anything else you don’t see covered here or if you still would like some clarification on any area covered.
WHAT PRODUCTS/BRANDS DO YOU USE IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL KIT?
LOTS. In one word! Some clients assume that as a Makeup Artist I am loyal to one particular brand, but that’s so far from the truth! I use products from across so many brands I probably couldn’t list them all off hand.
My favourites are Giorgio Armani, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, BECCA cosmetics, Laura Mercier, NARs cosmetics, Anastasia Beverley Hills and MAC… seriously it goes on!
One product or brand does not tick all the boxes for different skin types or finishes and yes I do have my favourite go to’s, but every persons makeup is tailored individually to them and what they want to achieve.
CAN YOU HOLD MY WEDDING DATE FOR ME?
Your wedding date can only be guaranteed for you once a £75.00 non refundable has been received. Once this is paid then if anybody else requests your date, I will politely decline the business but unfortunately I cannot casually hold a date open.
DO YOU BOOK MORE THAN ONE WEDDING PER DAY?
No, I only ever book one wedding per day. For you that means I won’t be rushing off to another bridal party or attending your wedding day earlier than necessary.
CAN I HAVE MY TRIAL MONTHS/A YEAR IN ADVANCE BEFORE I BOOK YOUR SERVICES?
Understandably some Brides have concerns and worries about committing to anything a long time ahead of their wedding date, however like lots of services/talents within the wedding sector we do get booked up early and are in demand.
Unfortunately I cannot hold a Bridal trial too far in advance of the wedding, not only for practical reasons such as your look and ideas may change over time but also from a personal point of view. A lot of decisions and conversations that need to be had between ourselves can only happen within a certain time frame of the wedding date itself.
Also it is so nice to be familiar with those you’re going to spend your wedding morning with and this ties in nicely when we get the chance to meet at your Bridal trial which is usually 6-8 weeks before your wedding date.
If you do have concerns please let me know and we can discuss together the options and work towards a solution that works for us both!
SO WHEN WOULD I EXPECT TO HAVE MY TRIAL? AND HOW IS THIS ARRANGED?
As mentioned above I like to arrange your trial 6-8 weeks before your wedding date. In the unlikely event this isn’t possible then we can discuss the potential for further work arounds, but for the majority of brides this timescale suits perfectly.
I will look to contact you in plenty of time via email to get the trial booked so we can give ourselves plenty of scope to find a suitable mutual date. However if you’re looking at booking annual leave or booking a holiday etc and want to get your trial date in the diary then feel free to give me a nudge and we can confirm a date so you know.
CAN MY BRIDESMAIDS AND/OR MOTHER OF THE BRIDE ALSO HAVE A TRIAL?
Yes of course they can! Unlike with Brides I don’t automatically include a trial for Bridesmaids/MOB however they can have a trial themselves for an additional cost. Like the Bridal trial I will make a full list of the products used which I will refer to on the wedding morning. I do specify that any additional trials are held on the same day as the Bridal trial.
ON THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING DO YOU TRAVEL TO ME THE BRIDE? (IE DO YOU GO TO WHERE THE BRIDE IS GETTING READY?)
Yes, unlike your trial (where I request you come to my house) on the morning of the wedding I will travel to where you and your Bridal party are getting ready, this could be at your wedding venue, your house or a parents house etc.