Happy Wednesday Beautiful Brides to Be!

With the summer weddings booked and planned, we wanted to bring you some information from one of the vendors you will be in the closest contact with. Your makeup artist! We got in touch with Daniela from Face Time with Daniela, a highly rated and amazing mobile make-up and hair artist. She was happy to answer some of the most FAQ’s we get from our clients. If you’ve been thinking about natural wedding looks and when to do hair/makeup trials, then this is the blog for you!


How soon before the wedding should a bride get her hair/makeup trials done? 

Ideally the bride should book her hair/makeup trial 6-8 weeks before her wedding day. Trials are a very important preparatory step and should not be rushed. Taking the time during the trial to perfect the look is key in not only determining your look for the big day, but helps tremendously to speed up the beautifying process on the wedding day as well.

How long should the bride expect for hair and makeup to take on the day of?

Based on the results of the trial, generally I like to book 2 hours for hair and makeup for the bride. Now, every bride is different, and her hair type, skin type, desired look, use of hair pieces and/or extensions, bridal party size, and many other factors come into play.
Spending the time to prepare at the trial and communicating up until the big day is significant in having everything run as smoothly as possible.


How much time should she leave for her and her whole party to be hair and makeup ready?

When the bride is starting to plan out the morning of the wedding, she should allow at least 45 minutes for makeup and 60 minutes for hair, per person; and for herself, as a general guideline. Timing, and more importantly start and end times does depend on what time the ceremony starts/her reveal, and what time the photographer arrives to start pictures. I like to create a schedule to ensure everyone knows where they are supposed to be and when.

What advice would you give to a bride who is not used to wearing much makeup?

I would say don’t feel overwhelmed,  you don’t have to know exactly how you want your makeup to look. Rather, be mindful of the type of occasion and how formal it is; the dress you will be wearing and accessories; and equally important, how you want your pictures to look. Then discuss these factors with your makeup artist and weigh in their tips and advice. If you are still unsure, ask friends or coworkers about their wedding makeup and their photos, and maybe things they would have done differently, or things they are really glad they did.

Any tips on helping the makeup last in these hot summer months?

My top tip for making makeup last through the hotter months is being strategic with your products and where you apply them. For example, if your makeup tends to run under your eyes, keep your eye makeup and mascara on the top part of your eye lids. If your concealer tends to crease under your eyes, try applying it only on the inner and outer corners of the eyes, instead of slathering it all the way underneath. Another tip is to keep blotting papers in your purse and at your desk to keep oil at bay. My favourite product for summer is setting spray-great not only for setting makeup but for refreshing throughout the day.

Lastly, tell us about you , your company and what you offer! ❤ 

My name is Daniela and I have been a makeup artist for 7 years. Face Time with Daniela offers bridal packages, makeup lessons and makeup and hair services for special events. I believe bridal makeup is special and offer complimentary consultations to all brides to be. Face Time with Daniela is mobile, and we travel all over Toronto and the GTA to beautify our clients, brides and bridal parties. For more information, please visit our website www.facetimemakeup.com

A big thank you goes out to Daniela for sharing her wisdom with us! At Joy Events & Co. we are  passionate about to finding you the best tips and tricks that will make your wedding planning journey smooth and enjoyable! We post new blogs every other Wednesday so stay tuned for more styling, planning and vendor feature content.

XO Liv & Rachel


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