Once you know what your photographer timeline is for when everyone needs to be in their attire, we can start writing the timeline. We will take that information and be able to write you a timeline best suited for how many services are being provided and how many allotted artists you are contracted for. Once Brooke & the Lead Artist have a draft, we will send it over for approval that it works for you as well. A timeline has a hard start and final done time but the timing in between for each service gives us the flow in which the services take, they are not appointment times. Sometimes an Artist or a style will take a little longer or faster and the next person needs to be ready to go. Please let everyone know to be there roughly 15 minutes before our arrival time or 30 minutes prior to when they would like their service time slot. Onsite Beauty has final approval over the timeline and service timing is non-negotiable. Please note that it is extremely common to not be able to get ready at the venue due to not being able to arrive early enough to be able to complete everyone. Hotels and Airbnb's are the most common places we will provide services based on timing.
HAIR & MAKEUP PREPARATION
HAIR: Arrive to the getting ready space with clean, dry (unless recieving a blowout), smooth hair. We recommend washing and drying the night prior to the big day so it's clean but not too clean. If you wash your hair the morning of, we cannot guarantee that your hair will hold for the longevity of a wedding day. Remember, in order to have a smooth style, you will need smooth hair. Applying a smoothing cream product that have frizz eliminating capabilities, such as Olaplex N6, or AIIR Smoothing Cream, while blow drying will help create that foundation. Please do not use a hair oil to solve frizziness. We do not want to fry your hair and we have products on hand that will be suited better. Using coconut oil and whatever else your kitchen holds within the week of the wedding is a strict NO before hot tool styling.
MAKEUP: The night before your makeup service: wash, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin. If you have very dry skin, we recommend doing a physical exfoliation and finishing with either an intense hydrating moisturizer and/or applying a sheet mask so your skin can soak up all the hydration. The morning of: wash and moisturize only. The smoother, hydrated and clean your skin is, the better your makeup application will be, and it will help extend the longevity of the application. Please avoid applying an SPF with an active ingredient of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide because these can cause flashback in professional photography causing you to look extremely washed out.
If you are an additional person (bridesmaid, mother of bride, etc.) please remember to bring a lip color that you would like to touch up with throughout the day. We unfortunately cannot guarantee that a lip color will last longer than 2 hours.
GETTING READY SPACE
When your Bridal Team arrives, please have the space you would like us to work in ready to go. This means chairs are by the table, table/ countertop is cleared of all clutter and the space is clear of any other clutter. This will allow for an easier set up time so we can get started a little earlier. The ideal space to get ready in has lots of natural light (not in the bathroom), room to work in, and not directly in the area you will all be hanging out in. Having the service area adjacent to where you will be is easiest, so we are able to keep grabbing people as we are ready.
MAKEUP: We prefer a tall chair such as a bar/counter stool. If that's not available, having a pillow you are okay with people sitting on handy is nice just in case.
HAIR: A medium to shorter chair with a low back is best. An office chair with an adjustable height works great as well.
An area with a large table, such as a dining table or folding table, or countertop is best and out of the way of where you will be eating. Our kits are stocked with everything we need to be able to service anyone and everyone so that means we need lots of space. A side table or small counter will not work, especially if you have multiple Artists on your wedding day.
VERY IMPORTANT: If you are planning to have dresses steamed the morning of when getting ready, make sure that job is designated to someone prior. If the person who is steaming is receiving services, make sure steaming is completed prior to their timeslot. Under no circumstances should anyone steam anything after receiving services because it will cause frizzy, flat hair and cause the makeup to break down and melt.
Please also remove any animals that wonder, cats & dogs, out of the room we will be providing the services. We cannot have an animal in between our feet while working or even potentially knocking a hot iron off a table. If there are children in the getting ready space, talk to them prior about how they cannot poke around our working area as we do not want any accidents to happen. As much as we love your furry family members and cute, curious kids, we want everyone to be safe and burn free.