They asked, and you said yes! Now that the initial excitement has worn off, it’s time to start planning your wedding. With all of the options, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some tips to help you choose the best Houston wedding makeup artist for your big day.
Do your research.
The first step in choosing a Houston wedding makeup artist is to research artists in your area. While Google is a great place to start, the sheer number of results can make finding your perfect makeup artist seem impossible. Instead of searching terms like “Houston makeup artist”, try more specific searches such as “Houston vintage bridal makeup”, or “Houston boho wedding makeup”. This will help narrow your search.
If you’re not sure what type of look you want, or don’t want to take the time to go through dozens of links, social media is a great tool for you to do your initial research. Searching terms such as #houstonbride brings up hundreds of images for you to scroll through, and makes it easy to see the work of various Houston makeup artists.
Choosing a Houston wedding makeup artist based strictly off of images you see online can be nerve-wracking. A great way to find a professional makeup artist is to ask around. Did your friend just get married and look fabulous? Ask if she can pass on the name of her artist. If you’re using a wedding planner, she can be an excellent resource. Planners work with dozens of vendors, and have personal experience with them. They will be able to tell you if a Houston wedding makeup artist is wonderful to work with, or if they have a habit of being late. If you’re not working with a planner, venues will often have a list of preferred vendors, or can make recommendations based on past experiences.
Regardless of how you get the name of the makeup artist you are interested in working with, make sure to look at their previous work and reviews. No matter how highly a Houston wedding makeup artist is recommended, if you don’t love their work they aren’t the right artist for your big day. The same can be said for reviews; even if an artist provides phenomenal services, if they are consistently late or flaky, you may want to consider selecting a different Houston wedding makeup artist.
Consider your budget.
Let’s face it, not all wedding budgets are created equal. Don’t get us wrong: we love weddings of any size! Our Houston wedding makeup artists are happy to provide any number of services from makeup only for the bride to makeup and hairstyling for more than 20 ladies. However, at times the budget will dictate how many and what type of services will be performed.
When booking a Houston wedding makeup artist, do not hesitate to request an estimate or to ask questions. Make sure you ask about additional fees; while false lashes are included in all of our Houston wedding makeup services at no additional cost, some artists charge for them. If your budget is tight, an unexpected expense such as travel or a fee for an additional artist may cause trouble. Asking in advance prevents any surprises.
Check their availability.
You love their work, and they’re within your budget! Now the big questions: are they available, and can they accommodate your needs? At Kiss and Makeup Houston, we have a team of professional makeup artists that are able to accommodate appointments of all sizes. However, this is not true for every Houston wedding makeup artist. Some artists operate alone and can only accommodate a certain number of services, some only provide makeup, and some have a limited travel range. Make sure they are available for your wedding date, and can accommodate the number of services in a time frame that will work for your big day.
Do a trial.
It’s your big day; why leave anything to chance? If you want to be completely confident in your Houston wedding makeup artist choice, consider booking a trial. Not only does it give you the chance to see what to expect on your big day, it allows you to meet your artist and make sure you click. Weddings are stressful enough, so having an artist that you enjoy being around is important. Remember: don’t be afraid to be honest. Makeup is subjective, so it is important for your Houston wedding makeup artist to know exactly what you are looking for, or if you aren’t happy with your look.
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