Why does the bride cost more? | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

With weddings being costly, Las Vegas wedding makeup artist, Brianna Michelle breaks down the cost of what goes into your cost of a wedding hair and makeup session.

You Get What You Pay For

We have all heard that term, right? Well instead of just taking someone’s word for it, I am here to break it down for you from a business perspective.

First and foremost, the bride service is always more than the rest of her wedding party because we do spend way more time with the bride! Those extra dollars help go into all the online consultations and time we spend emailing back and forth to ensure her day runs smooth. In addition, there are business licensing fees, makeup products, brush cleaners, continued education, phone bills, office supplies, gas, and administration fees. There is, also, the time of packing and cleaning brushes after a days work and emailing back and forth to make sure you wedding day runs smooth. These aren’t even all the expenses it takes to run a business, but you get the point.

These additional costs are factored into every bridal appointment. It is industry standard to spend way more time on the bride on her wedding day. Make sure your artist is spending more time with you to make sure you are happy with the overall look. I mean it is “your special day!” You don’t want cheap makeup, and makeup isn’t cheap. Your wedding day is not something you want to get at the bargain price for $49.99.

Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist Tips

If your looking to gain a quality wedding hair and makeup artist, it is best to book early. That way, also you can have time to save for the wedding, so it doesn’t feel your forking out a tin of money all at once. I know some brides book a year and a half in advance for their wedding, so they do not feel the financial pressure. This will help you slowly be able to pay off your wedding vendors, and feel great about the good quality of people you have hired for the big day!

XOXO, Brianna Michelle

Why We Don’t Offer Online Booking

Want to know why we dont offer makeup and hair online bookings? In the online world every growing and changing, we can book our wedding online with just a few clicks and never meet anyone who will be involved in the most important day of our lives! Sure, while it’s great to have everything right at our finger tips, to create a quick and easy way to get things done, I wanted to take the time out to create some insider tips on why its not always best just because it’s easy!

las vegas wedding tips
1. We want to get to know YOU!
Hair and makeup is SUCH a personal process! If you tell me you want me to make you look natural, natural to me is different from your type of natural, so it’s always good to spend a little time, with you, getting to know your personal makeup style and how you wear makeup on a daily basis.

2. Large Groups Take Time
With any wedding party of 4 or more, we have to make sure your bridesmaids dont out shine the bride! We never book a large party without at least speaking to the bride on the phone, if possible, and finding out more information about the group. Do they all have long hair, are there any ethnicity needs? Do any of them have extensions? These are all factors to discuss with your artist beforehand so your group can be on a timely session.

las vegas wedding tips
Las Vegas Wedding tips

3. Your Personal Style
Like I said before, we want to get to know YOU! Why? If your having a rustic/vintage themed wedding, we dont want to give you a roaring 1920’s makeup and hair look. We go through a unique customization process during the online consultation to create a personal look for you using your wedding inspiration theme or photos.

4. Best Skin = Best Makeup
Yes, your makeup will only look as good as your skin! We need to know what you have been doing thus far for your skin so we an make some helpful suggestions to get it looking perfect! I dont care how good the makeup is, get on a proper skin care routine. Cleanse, Serum, Eye Cream and Moisturizer, AND dont forget to exfoliate 2-3 times per week. If you need help- ask me!

las vegas wedding hair tips
las vegas wedding hair tips

5. 2 Day Dirty Hair
Who all has heard to come to the wedding with 2 day dirty hair? While this works with some brides, this doesnt always work for everyone. If its fine or thin, we might want you to come with clean, dry hair. Again, this is why the trial and or consultation is so important so we an have the opportunity to tell you how to come prepared to best outcome!

There you have it, the top 5 reasons why we dont do makeup and hair online bookings! We have to consult with you so we can create a personal and intimate experience for your dream wedding! It’s as simple as that! Some may call it old fashion, but yes, coming from the midwest, there are just some values and traditions we have to stick to!