I am reminded daily how important it is to book a PRO on your big day. Recently, I had a colleague call me in a panic at 10 o’clock at night after hearing his best friends makeup artist (paid in full) had cancelled on her the day before her wedding via text!!
I had recently blocked out 2 weeks for my pending back surgery but it was rescheduled so I opened the dates on my books. I’m a big believer in “everything happens for a reason..” so to both of our surprise I was available AND had my kit in the car all packed and ready to go. Luckily one of her bridesmaids stepped in and was going to do her makeup and was happy to hear it all worked out in the end.
Now this is not an acceptable situation in anyway. She obviously cut corners and didn’t hire a REAL PRO MUA. It’s your FACE in those pictures so don’t scrimp on the makeup or ask the hair and makeup people to give you a deal or discount for the more people you do. Or you rate out of budget so they can’t afford your rates More people = more work so why would you get a group discount?? Your Professionnel makeup & hair people have educated themselves and over many years earned the right to charge a reasonable rate. My advice is the second you get engaged book your hair and makeup team. You will love having your beauty squad with you throughout the year for your portrait, showers and so on. The best way to get your perfect look is to do your makeup & hair as many times as you can throughout the year. And a REAL PRO would never cancel last minute. Remember the old Sailor Jerry quote “good work ain’t cheap and cheap work ain’t good.