Frequently Asked Questions
I love your style! When I should I book your wedding day services?
I take bookings up to 2 years in advance of a wedding date. It is advisable to schedule your wedding date with me as far in advance as possible. If your wedding date is very soon, please do still contact me as I may have availability.
Please note: A minimum of four (to include the bride) make ups must be booked.
How much is the deposit?
To secure your date, a booking fee of £50 is required which is non-refundable if the date is cancelled. This fee will also cover the cost of your Bridal Trial with me. Booking fees must be received within 24 hours of your booking otherwise your date will need to be released.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 4 weeks prior to your wedding date. I request money via bank transfer, please ask me for the details.
When booking makeup for bridesmaids, mothers of the bride etc; the booking form is taken as confirmation of the booking and my diary will be booked out accordingly.
If for any reason bridesmaids, mother of the bride etc decides not to have makeup, a cancellation fee is payable at the time of cancellation. Apologies for this, however, on a few occasions’ bridesmaids etc, have cancelled makeup close to the wedding. It is too late to re book my diary for other weddings or clients as most brides book me 6-12 months in advance. The cancellation fee is to cover loss of earnings.
How much do you charge for mileage?
How do I help the bride to find the right look for her big day?
I have the skill to apply the makeup and give advice but when a bride has her ‘perfect wedding look’ in her mind it is my job to interpret it to the best of my ability.
This will have started from initial conversations on the phone or by email and once I meet my brides at their trial, we would have had conversations about their personal makeup style, any specific colour schemes or themes for their wedding and we may have looked at images of makeup that the bride likes.
I am not sure what makeup look I want on my wedding day, can you help?
Who needs to have a make-up trial?
Trials are an opportunity for us to talk about the colour scheme and the overall style/theme of your wedding, the kind of makeup you feel comfortable wearing and what you have got in mind for your wedding day make-up. It’s also a chance for you just to sit back and enjoy the experience of being pampered, knowing that your makeup will be taken care of on probably the biggest day of your life.
Can I do a trial before I commit?
Where do the trials take place?
I usually carry out the trials at my home in Pelsall, Walsall, where I have access to my full range of makeup and tools.
I will travel to your chosen wedding venue or home (wherever you choose to get ready) on your wedding day.
How long does a trial take?
A tip for the bride and bridal party – you may wish to have any makeup looks you have found to show me, and you can tell me about any colour schemes or themes you have in mind for your wedding.
What brands do you use?
How long does it take to do makeup on the big day?
Other members of the bridal party such as Bridesmaids and Mothers makeup takes approximately 40 to 45 minutes each. You will want to aim to be ready around 45 minutes before you need to leave so you can get dressed, have a glass of champagne, have a few photos any other last-minute things (veils and buttons can sometimes be tricky!)
Do you do Airbrush makeup?
What is Airbrush Makeup? Is it better?
For some it may be the perfect choice on their wedding day because they may have a lot of acne scarring or think they may cry a lot while for others they may not feel it necessary. No matter what the choice – Airbrush or Traditional foundation application I promise you a base that will be even, glowing and look great for the entire day.
How long does the bridal make up take?
Brides tend to want to be ready with makeup about an hour before leaving for the ceremony in order to leave enough time to get dressed, have a glass of champagne and perhaps some portraits or any other last-minute things.
Time disappears quickly on the morning of the wedding; therefore, I highly recommend scheduling plenty of time for makeup before having to leave for the ceremony and evening!
Would I have my hair done before my makeup?
I have sensitive skin and I am worried about what products might work?
I don't wear a lot of makeup, but i still want to look beautiful on my wedding day. Should I hire a professional makeup artist?
I’m thinking of having a spray tan applied. Is this OK?
Do you offer Tattoo Cover up and is this charged separately?
Do you do Bridal Hair as well?
Can you recommend someone for Bridal Hair?
Can I meet with you for a consultation?
What information will you need from me?
* Name of the bride
* Date that the services are required for
* The time that the bride needs to be ready for
* Name and address of the venue where services are required
* How many people makeup required for
* Any important information I should be made aware of, such as: a particular makeup that is required, if there are any specifics about the client’s skin that are important, if there are any sensitivities to particular products, etc.