Since this is what we do every weekend we have all the answers regarding the morning of your wedding day. I receive many questions about time and scheduling for our services. Here is an overview of how the morning should go.
Once we know the exact number of guests for hair and guests for makeup we will give you our arrival time. We need to know this number at least 30 days prior to your event. Once the contract is signed this cannot be changed. We always arrive a few minutes early. Upon arrival we immediately set up and begin on our first guest. Set up takes about 5 minutes. Depending on how many guests are in your party we will come with 2 or 3 stylists. (This is at no extra charge to you) We do not give guests appointment times. This is very important. Everyone must be there prior to our arrival and be ready to start. That means if we arrive at 10am all of your guests should be there no later than 930am. Believe it or not the morning tends to fly by. Having everyone there ready to go makes things run smoothly for you and your party. No one ever wants to be the first to go. We will either choose someone or you can pick.
For us to travel onsite we require a 3 guest minimum for under 30 miles away and a 5 guest minimum for over 30 miles away. If you're interested in our services for just yourself we do have a studio in New Windsor where you can book an appointment. You can also book your party in our private studio as well.
Once your photographer gives you the time he/she would like you to be ready, we always aim for about a half hour to an hour prior. Our ending time doesn't include time for your guests to pay and get dressed or do any other last minute things you need. Finishing a few minutes early will ensure you are not rushed and have time to do any last minute things. All payments must be paid before the photographer arrives. We like to collect payment after each person’s service. I always start the bride towards the end but not last. I want to make sure she has the most time spent and everything is perfect. Saving the bride for last can tend to feel rushed.