Common Wedding Questions:
I need to lock you (& any additional artists) down! How can I reserve my wedding date?
Don't stress out! Just send me an email to check if I and/or my team are available for your wedding date and, once you're confirmed, all you need to do is fill out my contract and pay the deposit for half the total in order to reserve your date. (In order to book myself, I do require a minimum of $1000 in services for all weekend weddings. In order to book my team, the minimum of cost in services varies per artist.)
Can I do a preview before booking?
Absolutely! You are always welcome to book a bridal preview before you book your whole bridal party for the day of. However, keep in mind that it doesn't lock in your actual wedding date. The wedding season books up fast!
How far in advance should I book?
The simple answer is as soon as possible! I am booking weddings one year out. If it's a larger party requiring additional artists, it's best to book sooner than later.
Do I need to come to you or are you able to come to me?
I am an on-site makeup artist so that means that I travel to you with my kit, professional makeup light and chair (if needed) for your wedding! For your preview, it’s held in my studio located in Lynnwood.
How many people/services can you accommodate in a bridal party?
I am so blessed to have a team of artists and assistants and more connections to other artists that I partner with for all kinds of events and weddings so whatever number of services you need done, I got you covered. As of today, the largest party I have coordinated included 44 services total in 2 locations!
I have a large group but is there a way to speed up the process of getting ready?
Of course! Usually, I (and each of my artists) take 5-8 clients per wedding, but I completely understand that you'd like to get a couple hours of extra sleep! I offer the option to bring on one or multiple artists/assistants to cut getting-ready time for just $200/extra artist or $100/extra assistant!
I normally don't wear a lot of makeup. Can you do a more natural look on me?
I strive to make all my brides look and feel like the best version of themselves on their wedding day! I understand your fears of not recognizing yourself and always work hard to execute your vision that translates well in real life and in photos.
I'd like my hair and/or makeup to be different for the reception...
That's a spectacular idea! I love it when there is a makeup, hair and/or dress change for the bride -- it gives a little room to have an extra bit of fun with your look! I offer touch-up services where I stay longer for you for an hourly rate of just $100/hour.
I heard airbrush is the best. Do you offer it?
Although airbrush foundation can be beautiful, it's not considered best for everyone and can give false hope that your skin will automatically look flawless. I prefer traditional foundations that still feel lightweight and photograph beautifully!
Do you charge for travel? How much is it?
Yes, I do. Travel accounts for not only gas-mileage and wear-and-tear for my car but also time that I choose to be away from other possible clients (or more sleep) in order to get to and from your location. It also is for all the physical labor it takes my team and I to bring all our kits and even additional lights, chairs and tables in order to have the best makeup and hair setup. I charge $1.50 for myself and each additional artist and $1.00 for each additional assistant working with me. (Normally, any wedding over 85 miles away requires a minimum of a one-night hotel stay at the expense of the client and an increased travel rate cost to $2.00/mile or higher.)
What can I do to get ready for my preview and wedding day?
I love skincare! Really hone in on a consistent skincare routine as soon as you can, wash your hair the morning or night before and, if you're getting a spray tan for the day of, get the same exact one for your preview!
I don't know if I can afford everything...but I would love your help!
I understand that planning a wedding can be a lot! I offer private consultations for brides whose budget fits only themselves doing their own makeup but don't know where to start. Please email me with specific questions.
Okay, I’m ready to book you! I will sign the contract and send over the deposit...then what?
Now I know you have a lot on your plate planning your whole wedding, so let’s plan a time for your preview! Most of my brides like to schedule their previews closer to their wedding date so that they can decide on their vision beforehand and that it’s fresh in their memory. I agree with this as well and ask that we don’t schedule it more than 1-3 months before your wedding date.