You awake on the morning of your big day feeling rested and at ease with what the day will bring. You’re still in your PJs and slippers sipping a mimosa when hair and make-up artists begin to beautify you on what is the most important day of you life. You couldn’t feel more relaxed and you’re so pleased you’ve made the plan to be pampered by professionals all morning long.
Though a lot of brides may choose to take the route of traveling somewhere to have their hair and make-up done or doing it themselves, having a professional come to the bride on their wedding day is becoming increasingly popular and can keep your wedding day preparation stress-free.
Ashley Riddle and her staff at Up Dos for I Dos can beautify you and your bridal party on your big day with professional hair and make-up services in the comfort of your own home or other setting of your choice. Available to brides around Maryland, Riddle said it gives her great satisfaction when brides entrust her with their beauty on the biggest day of their lives.
“We love what we do,” Riddle said. “We arrive to every wedding with enthusiasm and treat each bride as if she were our only bride. There is something very special about spending the hours before a ceremony with a bride and her best friends.”
Riddle said her company’s popularity has grown substantially over the past several years and they are now servicing about 200 weddings a year. She advises brides to book as early as possible as she likes to schedule a trial run on a Wednesday at least two to three months prior to the wedding date.
It’s all about the style …
Riddle said her experienced staff works diligently to keep up with the latest styles and trends in hair and make-up.
“Even though we are highly experienced, we recognize that continuing education is vital to what we do and therefore we attend classes and seminars to help us improve our craft,” she said. “Continuing education allows us to be involved in the latest hair trends and make-up application techniques.”
To view Up Dos for I Dos online portfolio gallery, click here.
Remember that choosing to have a professional do your bridal party’s hair and make-up will alter your wedding day schedule especially if you have a lot of bridesmaids, so make sure you allot enough time to ensure everyone will be done in time. Riddle said a bride’s up do typically takes about 40 minutes and the staff can usually complete a group of six ladies within three hours. If a bride opts for professional make-up as well, that will take an additional 40 minutes.
It’s all about the cost …
In order to book Up Do for I Dos, Riddle said they require a $100 deposit and a signed contract which will go toward the total cost.
In addition to up dos, Up Dos for I Dos can also cut, color and style hair at an additional cost at the Linthicum salon for pre-wedding events. Services for up dos are priced as follows:
- Pre-wedding hair trial: $30
- Bridal hair on wedding day: $165
- Bridesmaids or family: $80 per person
- Flower Girls (Age 9 and under): $40
Up Dos for I Dos uses primarily MAC Cosmetics with services priced as follows:
- Pre-wedding make-up trial: $30
- Bridal make-up on wedding day: $110
- Bridal airbrush make-up: $170
- Make-up for bridesmaids or family: $70 per person
- Flower girls (age 9 and under): Complimentary glitter and lip-gloss
Services for eyelashes and tattoo coverage are also available for an additional charge. In addition, Up Dos for I Dos requires a $300 contract minimum and a two person minimum for each service to book.
The details …
Company: Up Dos for I Dos
Type of wedding vendor: Hair and make-up artistry
Location: Linthicum, Maryland
Contact: E-mail Ashley Riddle at [email protected]
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