Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based/what area do you cover?

I am based in the North West of England, near Preston. I cover the North West, The Lake District, Yorkshire, Cheshire and everywhere in between. I am also happy to travel further for weddings, including destination weddings, so please enquire!

How far in advance Should I enquire/book?

I take enquiries around 18 months in advance, any further and I usually request that you pop a note in your diary to get back in touch - I don't like to juggle too many brides at once, so this way gives you a more personal service.

Do you take a deposit?

Once we know that I am available on your date, I take a non-refundable booking fee which secures your date into the diary. We then arrange a date for your trial following that.

When do I pay for the wedding?

Your final wedding balance should be paid no later than 14 days before your wedding date - I will send invoice reminders for you to pay via bank transfer.

When should I do the trial?

I always recommended doing your trial 8-10 weeks before your wedding date, but this is flexible to you! Some brides like to have their trial much earlier so they know they are happy and it's a job ticked off. Others like to wait until a couple of weeks before, once every detail of the wedding has been finalised. I am happy to be flexible, and we can chat about that! I do ask that trials are done at my home address in Inglewhite, PR3. Due to my bridal commitments at weekends, I can only offer you a trial on weekdays, including some selected weekday evenings. Please note, this is not a salon environment, and I am welcoming you into my home.

More and more of my brides are also happy going ahead without a trial. I can recreate any look you want and would allow more time on the day to do so. We can have a zoom call before the wedding to meet each other and discuss your desired look.

What happens at the trial?

You can bring along Mums/Bridesmaids if you would prefer (I make a great cuppa, bring some bubbles if you want!) and you should expect to be with me for around an hour and a half. In advance of your trial I usually ask you to send me over some ideas and some pictures of you, and what you like, so that I can start to get an idea of your tastes. I can advise on what I think will work best for you, and you won't leave me until you are fully happy with your look!

What do I need to do before the wedding?

You know the drill here, drink lots of water, get your sleep, stay healthy! Look after your skin, I can talk you through a routine at your trial or via email in advance! I have an up to 20% off discount code for LOOKFANTASTIC which you may want to use to stock up on products - enter LFTFLOUISEM at checkout!

What happens on the wedding day?

After your trial, I work on a schedule for you which I send by email, so you know what time I am arriving. I will set up and work to the schedule, so do ask that people are on time for their time slot. I have years of experience in getting people ready on time, its so important! I stay until the very last minute, do final makeup checks and touch ups, cover any blemishes on skin etc.

After your wedding...

Pleeeeeeeeease share your gorgeous photos with me and let me know how your day went, and most importantly, keep in touch!

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