I’ll often receive inquiries from brides who are getting married 2-3 months from their wedding day. Although some brides do get lucky and are able to book me if I happen to have their date available, some don’t get so lucky because of how far in advance in demand bridal makeup artists book their clients.
I like to tell to my potential clients, whether they use my services of not, to make sure to book their hair and makeup services anywhere from 6 months to a full year in advance. The preferable amount is 9 months to 1 year ahead of your wedding day, but even giving up 6 months notice usually gives us enough time to work with you.
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Most wedding websites will advise that you look into hair and makeup services around the 3 month mark, but based on working in this industry long enough and building up a clientele of people who know exactly who they want to use for big events like this, this estimate is simply not accurate. As stated, you may get lucky if you wait this long to book, but you may also have to settle for hair and makeup artists who don’t have the same style or methods you were looking for. This especially rings true if you are getting married during in demand times, such as Memorial or Labor Day weekend.
To lock in your hair and makeup services, professionals will have you sign a contract or wedding agreement as well as pay a non-refundable retainer fee. By doing these, you are making sure your hair and makeup artists are devoting that date and time frame to only you.
Please don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com with any questions about reserving your special day. 2018 is already starting to book up, so don’t wait if our style is what you’re looking for to look and feel your absolute best!