Working with a Makeup Artist for your Destination Wedding

Working with Makeup Artist for your destination wedding

Working with Makeup Artist for your Destination Wedding – Victoria Farr

I was asked the question recently, how does working with destination clients differ to any other client? I’d never really thought about it until that point and it got me thinking ‘how do I work with my destination brides’, so I thought I would share that with you today on the things you should come to expect from your destination make up artist or hair stylist. Plus I’d love to hear any other questions I have not covered, remember there is no such thing as a silly question.

So, your chosen artist is available to work with you on your wedding day and you have confirmed the booking! You may have already discussed your wedding day requirements and possibly for your bridal party. You are aware of all the relevant costings and any travel expenses, together with their terms and conditions.

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What happen’s next?

If you are unable to meet in person, I think it’s a great idea to have a skype conversation to ‘meet’ one another, I find this helps getting to know your artist and also to discuss your requirements in detail. The majority of my destination clients I do not see in person beforehand and I find that this works perfectly by building your supplier relationship and trust with one another.

Keep in touch!

Communication throughout the whole process, from the initial enquiry stage and the wedding day is recommended, sharing ideas and also any help that your artist can assist with on the local area.

Showing your artist an image of your wedding gown, picture of yourself and any ideas you may have of your make up and hair styling, is very helpful in bringing the full look together. It is also a good idea during your Skype conversation that you discuss in detail your skin care requirements, as this can aid with what products your artist will use and provide any recommendations if required.

Pinterest is your best friend

If you are new to Pinterest, you could find it all a little overwhelming, however, this is where your artist can help, take a look at their account and see what ideas they have pinned. There are occasions where I set up a board for my client with some ideas/suggestions and encourage them to get involved and start pinning, there is so much inspiration at your finger tips.

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A month to go

Finalising the requirements for the wedding day and the timeline to ensure this all fits perfectly with your morning and giving you plenty of time prior to the ceremony, I normally like to leave at least 1 hour before you are due to leave for your ceremony.

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It’s here!

On the wedding day, your artist will travel to you at your location allowing plenty of time for you and any requirements of your bridal party, as well as any time with your photographer prior to the ceremony. You could also ask if your artist will stay with you until you are full dressed, for any last minute touch ups or popping in your veil.

I love sharing what inspires me, my clients and locations I work at, so come follow me on my social media outlets; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter would love to see you there!

Victoria Farr // Destination Makeup Artist from Story of Your Day on Vimeo.

Until next time!

Victoria x

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Top Image – Cat Hepple Photography
3 Images – Ally Broom
Film – Story of Your Day

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