Picture Perfect Wedding Day Makeup Services
Here you will find all the information that you need to plan for and budget for your wedding day makeup. If you have any questions, or special requests please email us and we will respond promptly.
We serve several areas in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia.
Appointments and services for bridal makeup can be held at one of the studios that we work at, in your home, or on-location for the wedding day. Generally, our rates include travel up to 20 miles from the cities shown on the profile of the particular Professional Makeup Artist selected.
Additional travel expenses for on-location services include parking, tolls, and miles over the 20 which are included.
Ideally, you should firm up your reservation up to six months in advanced. There are seasons that book faster and want to make sure that we pair you and your wedding party with the right Makeup Artist.
Unless that you are one of our regular clients, we will want to schedule your bridal trial makeup application around 60 days prior to the wedding day.
Yes, we encourage you to set up an appointment for an initial makeup and/or hair styling with us. At this time, we will discuss the process, gather and address all the information regarding your wedding set up, discuss options, and we will conduct a daytime makeup application so that you get to experience the quality of our services and professional makeup line.
Reserving Your Wedding Makeup Date
As soon as we receive the signed contract and retainer payment we will block off the availability of the selected Professional Makeup Artist and we will confirm your booking.
Please note that we will not block availability until both items are received. If either the contract or the payment is missing, we will not consider the reservation booked.
We will develop and complete your wedding day look including custom matching professional foundation, contouring and highlighting, eye shadow effects, and selection of all colors that will be used. We will also test the makeup application either on our skin care line or your own, which ever you prefer.
We will test eye lashes and/or air brush if desired. In addition, we encourage brides to book and have a facial at this time to get the skin ready to glow.
About The Wedding Makeup
Yes, unless that you have experienced any type of allergic reaction. You do not need to buy the makeup since we will have your colors in our kits but you may want to purchase them for touch ups during the party and after words. Any item that you want should be ordered at your trial appointment since the Professional Makeup Artist may not have inventory at the wedding other than her kit.
We also offer airbrush makeup by several our certified artists.
Please note that professional makeup is not the same as you may buy over the counter. Formulations and color pigments within professional makeup are designed for superior lasting, and true to color effects under photo lights, etc. If you desire to use your own products due to allergies or skin sensitivity we cannot be responsible for how they will display on photos or how long they will last.
About Wedding Day Hair
Makeup Artist Pro Group has a limited number of artists who do wedding hair styling. They are frequently booked 6 months in advanced or more. When they are booked, we work with many highly skilled hair dressers and can gladly recommend and/or coordinate a top of the line stylist that will be part of our team during trial and wedding appointments.
Day of the Wedding
The Professional Makeup Artist should arrive 2 hours before the first set of photography session, if the service is only going to be used by the bride. For up to 3 additional people, we want to be on-location an extra 2 hours before.
If a wedding party has more than five people that will require the service, we will need to schedule an additional Makeup Artist.
Please note that depending on the location, an early morning wedding may require that the Makeup Artist(s) be lodged onsite the night before.
Payments & Retainer
Payment for an initial make up application service or hair styling trial day is due before the appointment.
Upon submitting a contract in order to reserve the wedding day, a retainer will be required for the estimated amount. The retainer can be paid via credit card online at our website or by submitting a scanned payment form or mailing it.
We can offer financing via PayPal, or we can schedule automatic equal payments for the retainer amount to be paid via credit card. Please note that we do not accept checks or cash.
Bridal Party Members
Payment can be made online via our website no later than 30 days before the wedding directly by the person. Please note that because we need to plan for time and products we will not accept on-location bookings and we will not include in the person in the wedding services package unless paid either by the bride or pre-paid no later than 30 days before the wedding.
Gratuity is not included or mandatory but greatly appreciated by the Professional Makeup Artist and hair stylist.
Check It Off Your List
Please book online or via phone or email a personal makeover and let us know the area where the wedding will ultimately take place so that we can match you with a professional Makeup Artist that services that area. If you want to request a specific Artist, you may do so as well.
This appointment will be a great, relaxed way for you to get to know the artist and his/her work and communication style.
The Makeup Artist will complete the wedding planning guide and gather all the information needed to plan and estimate your actual costs and options.