A somewhat aggressive headline yes, in all honesty, it’s needed.
It’s been the time of year for me when people have been writing to me, loving my work ( thank you! ) but not wanting to part with their hard earned wedding budget. i can understand. honestly i can. and i wholeheartedly support that you want to distribute your wedding budget for what you consider to be necessities / essentials that will enable your wedding to be pretty spectacular. which is why i’m now going to tell you why your face and hair should be a part of that list using past clients’ experiences as well as my own, incase you can’t currently comprehend why.
MY OWN WEDDING
-my own wedding was EPIC, there, I said it. it was the most amazing day of my life. apart from some logistics issues and my flowers, my wedding was bloody gorgeous and according to 99% of our guests ( and 300 plus blog viewers ) the best wedding they’d ever been to. except for my flowers. as i said before and say to all my ladies, i hated my flowers. they were nothing like the brief i gave my chosen florist and didn’t float my boat. i was cheap and didn’t pay for my ultimate dream florist. it’s a regret i feel everyday, seriously. every time i see a beautiful bride on instagram or pinterest or I’m planning a shoot and i see an epically gorgeous bouquet i think- ‘that could have been me’. i know i might seem a little like a loser/ not grateful for the smaller/ bigger things, i totally am incredibly grateful but i still regret it.
PAST CLIENT EXPERIENCES
– I’ve had many a past client that have picked cheaper people before they chose me. i use the term ‘ people’ as in my opinion, the way they’ve been treated has been pretty awful and they don’t deserve to be called professionals or artists. my client has been ignored, the person in question hasn’t implemented the style the client has wanted as ‘ they know better’ or they’ve been dishonest and said they can complete the style when in reality they can’t for various reasons. yes i know others are cheaper but you will ultimately be spending more money righting a cosmetic wrong than you will just hiring me, a bridal specialist, in the first place.
i’ve also had acquaintances that have basically been too cheap to hire me but have asked me for advice about what their cheaper hired artist has, for the lack of a better term, cocked up. i’ve politely told them to refer to their chosen artist for their opinion. ‘ oh but your work is so beautiful, i had to ask’ well that’s lovely of you to say, why didn’t you hire me then?
make sure you pick an artist that ‘gets you’. I’ve had ladies come my way simply because their previous artist hasn’t listened to a word they’ve said about their style, skin and hair woes and mood board interests and has given them something completely lifeless and sapped their complexion of any energy at all. you don’t want to look ‘ boring’, you want to look the most gorgeous, radiant, confident and sexy you’ve ever looked. i hope my work makes your creative heart sing, i truly want to give you the wedding morning you dreamed of and the wedding day look that has been tailored for you.
MY FRIEND/ FRIEND OF A FRIEND HAS OFFERED TO DO IT, IT’S GOING TO SAVE ME MONEY SO…
– it’s lovely that you have a very talented friend that I’m sure is in fact a dab hand with an eyeshadow brush, but do you really want someone with zero experience of weddings to be in charge of your FACE and HAIR on your wedding day? remember you’re going to be photographed all day, kissed, hugged and eat all the way through, you need your look to last. is your friend fully insured incase you break out/ get a rash/ she doesn’t turn up and has to get someone else to fill in? is your friend completely experienced with everything wedding prep entails? will they have the time to sew a corsage onto a bridesmaid’s dress so you’re not late for your ceremony and there’s no one else to do it? please consider all the ‘ that won’t happens’ before you get a friend to do your hair and make up. please also consider you don’t have the same relationship with them as you will with me. i’ve literally had to do all of the above, it’s what makes me a specialist at what i do. i’m used to demands, i’m used to picking up after people, i’m used to my clients being very specific with what they want and smashing their expectations. i’m used to WEDDINGS. i WANT to be there for you, you’re paying me for a service and i’m going to do my damnedest to make sure everything is smooth and calm and as enjoyable as possible.
I’M JUST GOING TO DO IT MYSELF, IT CAN’T BE HARDER THAN I DO FOR A NIGHT OUT
– if you’re an active youtube user / you’re naturally epically beautiful and don’t need much make up/ you’ve been practising your look for ages that’s great, but your wedding morning will FEEL different. you get jittery, your hand isn’t as steady as it was when you practised and the light in the room is now different. but you’re right. it isn’t hard. for US. we do it all the time. we’re used to timings, products, specifications, logistics, different types of light in rooms, working with other suppliers and the complications that CAN arise from the simplest of weddings. i was asked a few weddings ago, 5 minutes before the bridal party left for the ceremony by a baffled bridesmaid as to why i wasn’t nervous, running around. i simply replied because i can’t afford to be. i don’t do ‘nervous’. my job is to be the calming, positive and enforcing influence in a sea of uncertain anxiety. i’m used to weddings, it’s my job.
– when a supplier/ when i send you prices, please try not to baulk at the enormity it may seem straightaway. PLEASE try and see the investment from someone else’s point of view. if my work makes you swoon, flick from page to page of past brides then really try to accommodate it. it will be worth it. i, amongst other more fashionable things to mention am fully insured and have a contract for my services which commits me to do the best i possibly can to benefit you and your bridal party during the preparation and happening of your wedding day. this can mean anything from finding the right moisturiser to help you look fresh not sweaty, helping your bridesmaids do your dress up when they get too nervous to do it, making sure you leave for your ceremony on time and ultimately stepping in when i need to to ensure the pre ceremony goes without a hitch. hiring me is an investment without a doubt, but will be one of the best investments you make for the sake of a beautifully made up face and hair style.
do you have any make up and horror stories to share on my blog? did you hire an expensive but absolutely awesome wedding supplier that you want to rave about?