Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about our wedding hair & makeup services, bookings, pricing, and preparation.

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What services do you offer?

We offer a range of wedding hair and makeup services, including bridal hair styling, bridal makeup application, airbrush makeup, bridesmaid hair and makeup, gel nails, and more. Our experienced artists will work with you to create the perfect look for your special day. Learn more about our services on our services page!

How do I book?

To book our services, simply fill out the contact form on our website or give us a call. We recommend booking as early as possible to secure your desired date and time. Book with us here!

What are your prices?

Our pricing varies depending on the services requested and the amount of travel that will be required. Please contact us for a personalized quote and to discuss your specific needs. To view all of our prices and services, check our our pricing page. Learn more on our pricing page!

How do I see more of your work?

If you would like to see more of our work, you can follow us on social media platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. We regularly post new photos and updates there.

Can you travel to my venue?

Yes, we offer on-site services and can travel to your wedding venue or location of your choice. We only charge $2 per mile, per artist to travel. Please let us know your location when booking. Learn more our our pricing page!

Why Invest in Professional Makeup and Hair Services for Your Special Day?

Consider the investment you're making in creating unforgettable memories. You've chosen a skilled photographer and perhaps added extras like photo albums. You've carefully selected your attire, including a stunning gown, shoes, and accessories, or a distinctive ensemble if you're not a bride. You've treated yourself to a professional manicure, chosen exquisite bouquets, and arranged a sumptuous dinner complete with festive drinks and elegant décor. All these efforts ensure your guests enjoy a wonderful experience. But what about you, the star of the event? Remember, your satisfaction and confidence are crucial. After dedicating so much to ensure the delight of your guests, it's equally, if not more, important to invest in yourself. Looking and feeling your best is not just a treat; it's essential. Moreover, professional makeup and hairstyling for photography are distinct from everyday looks. Our expertise ensures that your best features are accentuated, and your hair and makeup endure throughout the day – yes, even in the most challenging weather conditions! With us, your beauty will shine in every snapshot. Let us help you be the radiant center of your special day. Book with us today!


How do I book?

To book our services, simply visit our website and fill out the booking form. We will get back to you to confirm the details. Please allow 1-2 business days.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash and some online payments through secure platforms like Venmo, PayPal & Apple Pay. Payment is due on the day of the appointment.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes, we require a deposit to secure your appointment. The deposit amount will be communicated to you during the booking process. Contact us!

When should I book?

We recommend booking your wedding hair and makeup services with Beautiful Memories as early as possible. Typically, weddings are booked 12-24 months in advance, and our schedule fills up quickly, especially during peak seasons. As soon as you have your wedding date, it’s wise to secure your hair and makeup arrangements. Early booking ensures you'll have our expert team ready for your special day, be it in Fort Wayne, surrounding area, Indianapolis, or for a destination wedding. Remember, the earlier you book, the better your chances of having the Beautiful Memories experience on your big day. Book today!

Is it possible to modify the number of services required either on or before the wedding day?

Once the contract is signed, the number of services is generally set, as we plan the day and schedule our artists based on that specific number. However, if you need to make minor adjustments, we can accommodate these changes if they are communicated a few months in advance. This allows us enough time to adjust our planning and artist scheduling accordingly.

*Please note that WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 4 MAKEUP/HAIR SERVICES, or an equivalent rate, to secure a booking with Beautiful Memories.

How early should we start?

The timing for your on-site hair and makeup session depends on various factors, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience on your special day. The timing really just depends on how many are in your bridal party and how many services are requested. The main factor will be your ceremony time and if you need to be ready even earlier for photos before the ceremony. We aim to have the bride ready 1-2 hours before the events start. This allows ample time for our skilled team to work their magic, ensuring you look and feel stunning as you create beautiful memories. However, we understand that each wedding is unique, and we are flexible to accommodate your specific timeline. Our goal is to enhance your beauty while maintaining a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, contributing to the perfect beginning of your wedding day journey. Feel free to discuss your schedule preferences with us, and we'll work together to create a personalized timeline that fits your needs. Contact us today!

Are tips included in the service cost?

No, tips are not included in the initial service cost. However, it's important to note that gratuities are entirely optional and never expected. We believe in earning your appreciation through exceptional service. If you feel that our team has gone above and beyond in making you look and feel your absolute best, and you wish to express your gratitude through a tip, it would be warmly received. But please remember, your satisfaction with our service is our highest priority. Learn more about our services and pricing here.

Bridal Previews

Why are trials/previews important?

Trials or previews play a crucial role in ensuring that your wedding day beauty experience exceeds your expectations.

Here's why they are essential for brides:

1. Visualize Your Look: Trials allow you to visualize and test your chosen hair and makeup styles before the big day. This ensures that you are comfortable and confident with the chosen look, eliminating any potential surprises on your wedding day.

2. Tailored Experience: Every bride is unique, and a trial provides an opportunity to customize your beauty services based on your preferences and style. This ensures that the final look aligns seamlessly with your vision and enhances your natural features.

3. Communication with Stylists: Trials facilitate open communication with our professional stylists. You can discuss any specific preferences, concerns, or adjustments you'd like, ensuring that there is a clear understanding between you and the styling team.

4. Stress Reduction: By having a trial, you reduce the stress associated with the unknown. Knowing exactly how you will look on your wedding day provides peace of mind and allows you to fully enjoy the celebration without worrying about your appearance.

5. Time Efficiency: Conducting a trial in advance helps streamline the process on the wedding day. With a pre-established plan, the styling team can efficiently execute the desired look, saving time and ensuring a smooth, relaxed experience for you.In conclusion, trials are a valuable step in the wedding preparation process, offering brides the chance to personalize their beauty experience, communicate effectively with stylists, and ultimately enjoy a stress-free and beautiful wedding day.

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Do you offer trials?

Yes, we offer trial sessions for both hair and makeup. This allows you to see our work and make any necessary adjustments before your big day. Contact us to schedule a trial appointment.

Can I book a trial?

Yes! After securing your wedding date with us, we offer a personalized bridal preview to ensure your desired services align perfectly with your vision. This trial is typically scheduled 1-2 months before your wedding date. To book your trial, please fill out our "Book With Us" form here. Once submitted, our team will reach out to you to finalize the details and schedule your bridal preview. We look forward to helping you achieve the perfect look for your special day!

How should I prepare for my bridal preview?

Take the time to do thorough research. Gather images of makeup and hair styles that you love, as well as those you aren't fond of. Providing these references will enable our artists to better understand your preferences, ensuring we craft a look that aligns with both the atmosphere of your event and your personal style.

To prepare for your makeup and hair session, it is important to take care of your skin and hair. Make sure to cleanse and moisturize your face before the session. Avoid using any new skincare products that may cause irritation. For your hair, wash and dry it the day before the session and avoid using excessive styling products.

Can I schedule a preview prior to booking?

Yes, you can schedule a preview before finalizing your booking. However, we highly recommend securing your booking with us first, as there's always a possibility that your desired date could be booked by someone else in the meantime. By booking in advance, you ensure that your wedding date is reserved with Beautiful Memories, allowing you to proceed with your preview and other preparations without concern. Book with us today, here!

When should I book the preview and where does it take place?

For previews, I typically schedule them 1-2 months prior to the wedding. While this might seem close to your big day, it's actually the ideal timing. This is because many factors, such as hair color, makeup preferences can change if the preview is done too early. Holding the preview closer to your wedding date ensures that the look is fresh in both our minds and accurately reflects your final vision. Previews are conducted in my in-home studio located in Fort Wayne, IN. Book today!

Is it possible for someone other than myself to book a preview appointment?

Absolutely! Anyone who will be receiving makeup services on the day of the wedding/event is welcome to schedule their own preview appointment. Please keep in mind that there will be an additional fee for this service, equivalent to the cost of a regular makeup application. Book with us here!

Wedding Day Travel

Do you charge travel fees?

Yes, we do charge a small travel fee of $2 per mile, per artist needed. The travel fees cover our time, transportation, and any additional expenses incurred while traveling to your chosen venue. See more details here.

Which areas do you travel to?

At Beautiful Memories, we're proud to offer our expert wedding hair and makeup services primarily in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and its surrounding areas. Our reach extends to encompass nearby cities and towns, including New Haven, Huntington, Auburn, Columbia City, Warsaw, and the vibrant city of Indianapolis. We are well-equipped and enthusiastic about traveling to other cities and even overseas for destination weddings. Our team has a reputation for being adaptable and dedicated, ensuring that every bride, regardless of location, receives the exceptional Beautiful Memories experience. If you're wondering whether your specific location is within our service area, please reach out to us. We're more than happy to discuss travel possibilities to bring the unique touch of Beautiful Memories to your wedding, making your day unforgettable, whether it's in the heart of Indiana or across the globe. Want to learn more? View our pricing page.

Can you travel to me?

We are more than happy to travel to any location for your special day, and we actually do this frequently. However, please note that there is a small travel fee of $2 per mile for the round trip, charged for each artist required. Learn more here.

Have You Provided Services for Overseas Destination Weddings?

Yes, we have had the incredible opportunity to provide our services for destination weddings across the globe. One of our most memorable experiences was traveling to Brazil for a stunning wedding set in the picturesque countryside outside a grand mansion. The ambiance and setting were truly magical, and it was an honor to be part of such a special day.Additionally, we have ventured to Mexico for a breathtaking beachside destination wedding. The scenic ocean views and the serene beach setting created a perfect backdrop for an unforgettable celebration. Our team is always excited to bring our expertise to beautiful locations worldwide, ensuring that no matter where your love story takes you, you'll look and feel your best. Whether it's a grand mansion in Brazil or a serene beach in Mexico, we're committed to making your dream wedding a beautiful reality. View one of our destination stories here!

Services & Products

What are your on-location services?

Our on-location services allow us to come to your preferred venue, ensuring convenience and a stress-free experience for your wedding day. We bring all the necessary equipment and products to create your desired hair and makeup look. View more details here.

What products do you use?

We only use high-quality, professional-grade makeup and hair products. We carefully select products that are long-lasting, hypoallergenic, and suitable for all skin and hair types. Learn more on our services page.

How much time is needed for services?

The time needed for services depends on the specific requirements of each individual. We recommend contacting us with the details of your wedding party, and we will provide you with an estimated timeline. View more details about timing and pricing here.

Can I bring my own products?

We do not recommend this. While we provide a wide range of high-quality makeup and hair products, you are welcome to bring your own if you have specific allergies (we do not encourage this because we know our products will last and may not have much experience with your products). Please inform us in advance if you plan to bring your own products.

What if I have allergies?

If you have any allergies to certain makeup or hair products, please let us know in advance. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and use alternative products that are suitable for your skin and hair. Contact us today.

Can I request a custom style?

Yes, absolutely! We love working with our clients to create custom styles that reflect their individual preferences and vision. Please reach out to us through our contact page to discuss your ideas. Contact us today!

What inspires your styles?

Our styles are inspired by a variety of sources, including current wedding fashion trends, nature, and the unique personalities of our clients. We strive to create looks that are both timeless and personalized. Learn more on our Services page.

How can I view your portfolio?

To view our portfolio, please visit our website and navigate to the 'Portfolio' section. There, you will find a curated collection of our work. Also follow us on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok to see our latest work.

Do you do hair?

Absolutely, we specialize in wedding hair styling at Beautiful Memories! Our team is highly skilled in a wide range of bridal hairstyles to perfectly complement your special day. Whether you're envisioning a classic updo, a romantic half-updo, glamorous Hollywood curls, or any other style, we're here to bring your dream look to life. We pride ourselves on our versatility and ability to create just about any hairstyle our brides desire. Let us know your vision, and we'll ensure you look and feel stunning on your wedding day. Learn more about our services here.

Do you do traditional & airbrush makeup?

Yes, at Beautiful Memories, we offer both traditional and airbrush makeup services to cater to your individual preferences and needs. Our team is skilled in creating beautiful, long-lasting looks using traditional makeup techniques as well as the precision and durability of airbrush makeup. Whether you're looking for a natural finish or something more dramatic, we can achieve the perfect look for your special day using the method that best suits your skin type and style. To learn more about our services, check out our services page!

Am I allowed to have you apply my personal makeup?

On your special day, you're investing in our expertise, product knowledge, and the high-quality products in our makeup kits. Our goal is to ensure that all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy being pampered. For consistency and safety, we exclusively use the products from our own kits. This is because we're not familiar with the history or compatibility of personal makeup items you may bring. To avoid any potential adverse reactions and to ensure the results meet our high standards, we stick to the products we know and trust. Contact us here!

How long does each service take?

Each makeup session will last about 45 minutes to an hour, varying based on the complexity of the desired look. Bolder, more intricate makeup styles will typically require more time. Similarly, hairstyles also range from 40 minutes to an hour, depending on your preferred style. For brides, we dedicate a full hour to ensure they receive the utmost care and attention, making their big day as perfect as possible! For more information on timing, check out our services page.

How Does Beautiful Memories Accommodate Sensitive Skin?

At Beautiful Memories, we understand that some clients have sensitive skin, and we take great care to accommodate this. We recommend discussing any specific skin concerns or allergies with us during your consultation. This way, we can tailor our makeup and skincare choices to ensure your comfort and the best possible results for your special event. We will also ask if any other members of your bridal party have similar skin sensitivities or concerns before proceeding with each application on the wedding day. Your well-being is our top priority, and we're committed to making your experience with us both enjoyable and skin-friendly. Contact us today!

Do you recommend that I get lashes on my big day?

We always recommend that brides and their bridal party opt for lashes on their wedding day. Adding lashes is a fantastic way to complete your look and ensure your eyes truly stand out in photographs. At Beautiful Memories, we offer a wide variety of lash styles, ranging from natural to more glamorous options. This allows us to perfectly match the lashes to your desired look and the overall style of your wedding. Lashes not only enhance your beauty but also add that extra touch of elegance to make you and your bridal party look absolutely stunning. Learn more about our services and pricing here.

What Sets Your Artists, Hair and Makeup Products Apart from others?

At Beautiful Memories, we understand that not all hair and makeup products are of the same quality, just as not all artists possess equal skills. We are committed to using only premium products to ensure exceptional results. For hair care, we choose products that are humidity-resistant to handle Indiana's unpredictable weather. In terms of makeup, our selection is specifically designed for photography, ensuring that your look translates flawlessly in photos without any graininess, discoloration, or ashiness. Our makeup products are water-resistant or completely waterproof, and also resistant to tears and sweat, guaranteeing all-day durability with no worries for you. Our artists are not only talented but are also committed to continuous education. They are among the most experienced in the region for wedding styles and makeup, constantly updating their skills with the latest techniques and trends. Each member is fully licensed and trained, viewing this not just as a job but as a lifelong passion. This dedication is reflected in the superior service and experience we provide to every Bride. Your satisfaction is our mission and our passion. Learn more about our team here!

Other Questions

What should I expect during the appointment?

During the appointment, our experienced stylists will work with you to create your desired hair and makeup look. We will ensure you feel comfortable and confident. Hairstyles and Makeup typically take about an hour each, previews take 2-3 hours for hair and makeup. Learn more about our services here.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us. We are here to help! Just click on the contact button and send us your questions, we would love to hear from you! You can reach out to us here.

What is your team's experience?

Our team has over 11 years of experience in the wedding hair and makeup industry. We have worked with numerous brides and have received raving reviews for our exceptional skills and attention to detail. Learn more about our team on our About Us page.

What qualifications do you have?

Our team members are highly trained and certified makeup artists and hairstylists. We regularly attend workshops and seminars to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in the industry.

Can I contact you?

Yes, you can contact us through our website or by calling us directly. Our team is always ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us here today!

How can I contact you?

If you have any further questions or need more information, please feel free to reach out to us. You can contact us through email, or by filling out the contact form on our website.

How do you accommodate large wedding parties?

We have a team of experienced hair and makeup artists who can handle multiple clients simultaneously. We carefully plan the schedule to allocate enough time for each member of the wedding party, ensuring that everyone receives the attention they deserve. Learn more about our team here!

What if I have more questions?

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help! Contact us today!

What skincare tips do you recommend?

For optimal results, we recommend following a skincare routine leading up to your makeup and hair session. This includes cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your skin regularly. Avoid excessive sun exposure and protect your skin with sunscreen. If you have any specific skin concerns, please let us know in advance. To have an optimum skin care routine please seek advice from your trusted esthetician.

What hairstyles are suitable for a beach wedding?

For a beach wedding, opt for loose, tousled waves, a romantic updo, or a boho-inspired braid. These hairstyles complement the relaxed and natural atmosphere of a beach wedding. Learn more about us here!

What makeup looks are popular for weddings?

Popular wedding makeup looks include natural and glowing, soft and romantic, and bold and glamorous. The right makeup look will enhance your features and complement your overall bridal style. Learn more about our services here.

Why and When Is an Additional Artist Required?

At Beautiful Memories, our goal is to provide exceptional hair and makeup services for your special event. There are occasions when an additional artist becomes essential to maintain the quality and efficiency of our services. This typically occurs for larger groups or when the timeline for preparation is tight. By having an extra artist, we ensure that each individual receives personalized attention without compromising on the quality of our work or the overall schedule of your event. This approach helps us uphold the high standards of service that Beautiful Memories is known for. Learn more about our team here!

Other than weddings do you do hair and makeup for anything else?

Absolutely! Besides specializing in bridal hair and makeup, we also cater to a variety of other special events, including businesses, holiday parties, photoshoots, prom/dances, engagement sessions, baby showers, bachelorette parties and more. Please don't hesitate to inquire about our special pricing tailored for your unique event needs. Learn more about our services here!


What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that plans may change. If you need to cancel your preview/trial appointment, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance to avoid any cancellation fees. All of the details will be explained during the booking process. Book today!

Can I reschedule my appointment?

Absolutely! We are happy to accommodate rescheduling requests. Just give us a call or send us an email, and we will find a new date and time that works for you. Please let us know at least 48 hours in advance. Book with us here!

Have you ever cancelled on an event?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! With over 11 years of experience in the industry, we've built a reputation for reliability. We have never missed an event and always show up on time, when booking with us you can be assured and at peace that we will be there bright and early to pamper you for your big day! When researching artists to book with that is the #1 thing to be on the lookout for, make sure that you can trust them for such a special day. Learn more about us here!

Preperation Tips

How should I prepare?

To ensure the best results, we recommend washing and drying your hair the night before your appointment. Please arrive with a clean face, free of any makeup. Make sure you get a good nights rest. If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us.

Preparing the skin well in advance of the wedding day is crucial for ensuring the best possible canvas for makeup application. Here are some tips that you can do to help your facial skin be at its best for your wedding day:

1.Establish a Skincare Routine: Begin a consistent skincare routine months before the wedding. This should include cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen daily. Tailor the routine to your specific skin type and concerns.

2. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Hydration is key for healthy, glowing skin.

3. Healthy Diet: Incorporate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. Foods high in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can improve skin's health and appearance.

4. Regular Exfoliation: Gently exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. This helps in achieving a smoother skin texture. You can also get a gentle one to use daily (we recommend Wishful Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub).

5. Facials and Professional Treatments: Consider getting regular facials or professional skin treatments  in the months leading up to the wedding. Always consult with a skincare professional to find the best treatment for your skin type.

6. Limit Sun Exposure: Protect your skin from excessive sun exposure to prevent sunburns and skin damage. Always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

7. Manage Stress: High stress can impact your skin's appearance. Engage in stress-reducing activities like yoga, meditation, or regular exercise.

8. Avoid New Products Close to the Wedding: In the weeks leading up to your wedding, avoid trying new skincare products or treatments. Stick to the routine your skin is accustomed to.

9. Get Plenty of Sleep: Ensure you are getting adequate sleep, as it is essential for skin repair and rejuvenation.

10. Limit Alcohol and Caffeine: In the days leading up to the wedding, reduce intake of alcohol and caffeine, as they can dehydrate your skin.

11. Gentle Touch: Avoid picking at your skin or popping pimples, as this can lead to scarring or infections.

12. Moisturize Regularly: Keep your skin well moisturized, and if you have dry skin, consider using a hydrating serum or face oil. By following these tips, brides can help ensure that their skin is in the best possible condition, allowing for a flawless makeup application on their special day.

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How should I care for my hair?

To ensure your hair looks its best on the day of your session, We advise washing and conditioning your hair the day before and then blow-drying it immediately afterward. Avoid sleeping with wet hair or straightening it after washing it the day before. Avoid using excessive styling products that may weigh down your hair. If you have any specific hairstyle requests, please let us know in advance, inspo pictures are always appreciated! Book with us here!

How do I choose the right wedding hair and makeup styles?

Choosing the right wedding hair and makeup styles is an important decision that can enhance your overall bridal look. Consider the theme of your wedding, your dress style, and your personal preferences to find the perfect styles that will make you feel confident and beautiful on your special day. Feel free to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok for inspiration. If you need more help with this we will help you figure out the perfect look based on your personality, wedding dress and style during your bridal preview. Book with us today!

How can I make my makeup last all day?

To make your makeup last all day, start with a good primer, use long-lasting and waterproof products, set your makeup with a setting spray, and touch up as needed throughout the day. On your wedding day we provide you with a few helpful gifts for this! (: Learn more about our services here.

How can I choose a hairstyle that complements my wedding dress?

To choose a hairstyle that complements your wedding dress, consider the neckline and overall style of your dress. For example, if you have a strapless dress, an updo or half-up hairstyle can showcase your shoulders and neckline. A dress with intricate details may pair well with a simple and elegant hairstyle. We can also help you with recommendations during your bridal preview. Schedule yours today!

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A photo of Beautiful Memories hair stylists doing hair for a wedding in Brazil. Everyone is smiling and laughing while their hair is being curled and styled.