What You Need to Know Before Booking Your Bridal Hairstylist
So you’re newly engaged (congrats, btw!) and dipping your toes into the world of wedding planning… welcome! Researching vendors and services can sometimes start off super exciting and become overwhelming real quick. Here are my top 3 tips for what you need to know before booking a bridal hairstylist for your big day!
Know your numbers.
Most bridal hairstylists will have a minimum number of services required in order to travel on-location, so it’s best to reach out to your bridal party to gauge interest before booking. Not only that, but some contracts may stipulate that you cannot reduce services once you’ve signed on the dotted line, so in order to avoid any potential penalties, make sure you’ve got your numbers straight.
Be prepared to sign a contract.
Most vendors will require that you sign a contract as a mutual agreement of service. This protects both you, as the client, and the service provider. Be sure to read all terms and conditions prior to signing so that you’re fully aware of any repercussions should you need to postpone, cancel, or make changes to the service. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for clarification if needed.
Be ready to pay a deposit.
This is pretty standard if you are required to sign a contract. The deposit shows that you’re serious about booking a specific vendor (and not hiring multiple backups) and allows the vendor to purchase necessary items or invest in education prior to your wedding. For example, in 2020 alone, I’ve invested thousands of dollars in education to keep up-to-date with the latest trends.
My last piece of advice?
In order to avoid disappointment, make sure you’re inquiring at least 10-12 months in advance. Highly sought after vendors book up quickly and usually only accept 1 booking per day.
You’ve got this, girl!