What to Expect at Your Bridal Hair Rehearsal...
Your rehearsal is 2-3 months before your wedding day, by this time you would of bought your dress, and possibly a veil or head piece.
I love hearing about your wedding day theme. The venue, flower choices, even music, all play a part in the designing of your perfect bridal look.
We take as much time as you need. I won't end the rehearsal until you are happy we have achieved your desired look. You can usually expect this to be between 2-3hrs. I think it's important to take our time, i would hate for you to feel rushed into making a decision, after all, it's not everyday you get married!
At this stage you may already know exactly what bridal style you are looking for, either way, rest assured i will help you create a style that compliments you and your whole day perfectly.
The schedule of the day will also be discussed and built, coordinating it around any other schedules you may have.
''A lot of people ask me "don't you find your work stressful" and i honestly have to say no! Being the person that is responsible for bringing your dream look to a reality, and to be assisting you on one of the most important days of your life is an honour!''
vintage bridal hair styling - by thairapy
On Your Wedding Day
I will arrive in plenty of time, punctuality is key in creating a calm and stress free start to your day. I will be in touch with you the night before, wishing you well, and to double check everything, before we meet again in the morning.
Your bridal morning is as equally important as your wedding day, which is why i make it top priority for it to flow as seamlessly as possible! I understand what it's like juggling lots of different personalities in one room, which is why I also make it my job to be quietly aware of the whole room at all times, and to be on hand to address any needs that you may have at any point.
I will be with you all morning assisting to yourself and your bridal party. After everybody has changed into their formal wear I will do final finishing touches, placement of your veil (should you choose to have one) even helping Mothers of the Brides with their hats! I stay with you right up until you walk through the door to meet your handsome groom!
A booking fee is required to hold the date, this is the cost of your rehearsal which is £70 and non-refundable.
On receipt of your booking fee we then book out your rehearsal date.
50% of the Full Payment (minus the booking fee) is required 7 days after the rehearsal, this is to cover any last minute cancellations, if this payment isn't received within 14 days, the date will be released.
The remaining 50% of the final balance is required no later than 14 days before the big day, many thanks in advance x
DO YOU DO BRIDE ONLY BOOKINGS?
Yes i am happy to offer Bride only bookings, however during the peak wedding season, June - September, a sur charge of £50 to Bride Only Bookings is added. This is to cover the cost of a larger party booking that would be lost.
I'M STILL SHOPPING AROUND, HOW LONG CAN YOU HOLD THE DATE FOR?
That's ok, we all need to shop around. I hold the date for 10 days. I will send you an email when your provisional booking expires, and at that point should you not wish to go ahead the date will be released for another booking.
are you insured?
Yes, i am fully insured for up to 3 million pounds worth of cover for public and products liability and treatment risk. Property damage is also covered. Should a venue ask for me to show proof of insurance that's no problem, i can forward you or them an attachment of my policy document. In rare cases i have had to increase my policy to cover 5 million, of which, the additional costs are added to the total bridal package.
TRAVEL COSTS IF I TRAVEL BY CAR TO YOUR LOCATION:
travel costs start from 10 miles of the stylists home, this is charged at 45p per mile there after / includes the return journey / parking charges, congestion charge & tolls will be added
- NO TRAVEL COSTS APPLY within a 10 mile Radius of my home address in Cambridgeshire *Parking charges still apply*
IF I TRAVEL BY TRAIN TO YOUR LOCATION:
Travel time is charged at £15 per hour travelled (this includes the return journey) Train ticket cost or tube fares are also added.
WHEN IS IT BEST TO HAVE THE REHEARSAL?
The rehearsal is usually held 8 weeks prior to the big day. It can be slightly earlier if necessary, should you live abroad and it's the only time you can do or it's a last minute booking for example.
Usually 8 weeks is best, because if you have your rehearsal too early you quite possibly will want to change the style. By 8 weeks, you would have bought your dress and any accessories, and also decided on your wedding theme etc, this all plays a part in the hair design believe it or not :)
If you are sure you won't change your mind then we can have the rehearsal whenever you would like. Additional rehearsals are priced at £40 per hour.
WHERE IS THE REHEARSAL HELD?
The rehearsals are held at my home address in Cambridgeshire. I give out my address on receipt of your deposit.
If you prefer, I would happily come to your desired location for your rehearsal, travel costs will be added accordingly and discussed at the booking stage.
CAN I PAY CASH ON THE DAY?
Bank transfers are preferred, but if it's easier, on the rare occasion cash on the day is excepted. This would of be discussed at the rehearsal or booking stage.
DO I NEED TO WASH MY HAIR BEFORE YOU ARRIVE?
For all Bridal party styling, if it's something you feel you have to do then that's fine. I use a really good product that helps me to work with clean hair so don't worry. If you are having a blowdry or a roller set then washing and leaving your hair to dry naturally on the morning would be best, i will then come and damp it down and work from there.
You can cancel at anytime. However, should any bookings be cancelled within 3 months before the prearranged wedding date, the rehearsal cost and the first 50% payment will be non-refunded and will be kept as compensation for work lost.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU STYLE ON YOUR OWN?
For vintage party bookings my maximum party size is 8 people, but should some of the party only require basic styling such as victory rolls and not a full roller set, this can go up to 10 people. An additional stylist will be required for larger parties, see below for pricing.
For Bridal parties, the maximum party size is 6 people, an additional stylist for bookings of 7 persons and over would be required.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
I like to use a selection of products. Over the years i have found select products from brands such as TIGI, BEDHEAD, LEE STAFFORD, TRESEMME, ELNETTE, DAVINES, LOREAL, KMS CALIFORNIA and KERASILK have been amazing and suited the style of my work. If for any reason you have sensitive skin and find that some of the above mentioned products don't suit you, please let me know, i am happy to use your products, or to use an alternative. I also now use a NEW VEGAN brand called Maria Nila.
HOW LONG ARE YOU THERE ON THE WEDDING DAY?
On the wedding day i will arrive in plenty of time to set up, and then i am with you all morning styling yourself and the wedding party within the prearranged time slots. Once everybody has changed into their formal wear, i will still be on hand to do final touch ups to the styles and to assist with your veil (should you have one) so i will be with you right up until the moment you leave!
IS IT A PROBLEM IF I DON'T HAVE MY VEIL OR HEAD PIECE AT THE REHEARSAL?
No, it's not a problem at all! We can look online for images, or should you have a picture of yourself wearing it when you tried it on in the shop bring that along and we can build your style around that. But don't worry, i have done many a rehearsal without accessories, on the day it's an even bigger WOW moment when it all comes together.
HAVE YOU WORKED WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Yes, i have worked with all hair types, fine, thick, short, long, extensions, afro, wigs, you name it, i've worked with it! I often use the brides/models own clip in extensions to achieve certain looks, as sometimes it's impossible not to to create some styles. If you have glue bond or ring extensions and have prefered products to use for any reason, i am happy to do so.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE ILL ON THE WEDDING DATE?
I never like to tempt fate, but should this ever happen i promise i will get to you! In an emergency and some act of god, i will find a back up stylist, via an agency i'm associated with which is called www.makeupbyjodie.co.uk
do you do home hair cutting and styling for families?
Yes i do :) follow this link to make an appointment :) home hair styling
DO YOU DO PROM HAIR STYLING?
Yes, i am happy to do Prom styling! I love being able to inspire the young ladies in their femininity, even show them a few tips should they need. Pricing for this is the same as vintage styling. Discount is available for more than one person bookings.