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Birmingham Bridal Makeup frequently asked questions


How do I book you?

A deposit of £100 is required to secure your wedding booking. This ensures no further enquiries are taken for this date and covers the cost of the trial in advance. All monies received are non-refundable and deposits are deducted from your final balance.​ Special Occasion makeups/ lessons require advance prepayment in full. 

How far in advance should I book a makeup artist?

Its worth mentioning that in Summer months key dates are often booked 12-18 months in advance. Please enquire for availability. To make the process fair I work on a first come first served basis so until your deposit and booking form is received I cannot hold your wedding date. I allow 7 days for this to be paid from first point of contact. 

How do you take payment?

I take payments electronically via Bank Transfer. I take the full remaining balance after the trial is completed. Travel is charged at 50p/mile outside of Birmingham. A full quote will be given including mileage upon enquiry.

When is it best to have a trial?

I recommend getting together around 6 months before the wedding if possible. I generally have the most availability in the Spring if weekend appointments work better for you. It can be helpful to bring pictures of the type of looks you'd like to use as inspiration. Check out my Pinterest boards as a starting point.  I've put together some more trial information here. 

Any tips on pre-wedding skin routines?

Makeup sits best on well exfoliated hydrated skin. At the trial I can make some product suggestions if required. I recommend drinking plenty of water and skin supplements can really help. Keep lips smooth with a moisturising lip balm too.

How many makeups can you do on the day?

I've done parties as big as 15 before but often bring another makeup artist with me to help with timings and avoid a super early start! I have a minimum booking of 3 bridal party members in peak wedding season.

How long should I allow?

Its best to give yourself plenty of time so I recommend allowing at least 45 minutes per person. An hour to get dressed is normally enough and if your photographer is around you'll have opportunity to get some beautiful getting ready pictures. 

What happens if you are ill on the wedding day?

I've never had to cancel a wedding but should in the unlikely event that a situation arises that prevents me from performing agreed services on the wedding day I work with a large network of artist I could call on to cover me.

Responsibility of the client

It is the clients responsibility to inform of any allergies/ sensitivities/ medical issues that may affect the use of products/equipment.

Beautiful Emma getting ready at _foxhill
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