So you're engaged - congratulations! Now you've got the exciting task of planning your wedding.
There's so much to organise - picking a date, choosing a venue, photographer, catering etc... Often hair & makeup gets left until the last minute (which it shouldn't - see my blog on that here).
So how to you choose a makeup artist? Do you google, do you ask friends, do you follow some on facebook or Instagram already that you've had your eye on?
My suggestions are firstly through word of mouth - have any of your friends gotten married recently and you liked their makeup? Ask them who they used then check out their website.
Secondly - google in your local area for makeup artists and have a look at their bridal galleries. There doesn't need to be 100's of photos on there, around 12 are good which will show you their style.
Thirdly - look through facebook or instagram - most makeup artists have way more photos on these pages than their website (websites should only include professional photos).
Makeup a list of around 3 makeup artists you like and email them asking for availability and a quote. Be sure to include, date, time to be ready by if known, venue where the makeup is to be done at and for how many people.
A makeup artist should reply within 24 hours (weekends sometimes longer due to wedding bookings). Once you've heard back from all of them, you've got a decision to make - which one do you really like? Is one cheaper than the other? Do you like one's work more than the other. You need to feel at ease and comfortable with your makeup artist so choosing the right one for you is key.
Remember - cheap doesn't necessarily mean good. Beware of too cheap prices to avoid disappointment and ensure you have a trial (read about that on my blog here).
I'm always happy to meet with brides beforehand if they want to meet me, I can meet for coffee or you are welcome to come to my home studio (by appointment) and meet with me for a chat - hope to hear from you soon xxxx
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