GemMakeup Wedding FAQs

FAQs are regularly updated - if you have a question not included below but feel should be please email Gemma.

Travel

Where are you based?

I am a mobile makeup artist based in Dartford, Kent. DA1 area.

Where will you travel too?

For bridal bookings I will travel where required. The main 4 counties I cover are Kent, Essex, Sussex and Surrey.

How do you calculate travel charges?

Travel charges are based upon 50p (2023) and 60p (2024) per mile there and back if the location is over 15 miles away. Any toll charges, parking charges or additional charges will be added on top. Please ensure you are aware of my travel charges and how they may apply to your booking before enquiring. 

Bridal

How far in advance are you taking bookings?

I am taking bookings up until 31st December 2024. I am not currently taking bookings for 2025. 

Do you have a minimum booking requirement for bridal?

Yes, the minimum booking requirement for all wedding bookings is x4.

Flower girls and trials are not included within your bridal party numbers.

Single bride bookings can only be booked in the following months: January and February. Unfortunately I cannot book in single bride bookings throughout the rest of the year.  

How many makeups will you do in one booking?

I am comfortable to take on x5 makeups within 1 booking - solely dependant on the time scale given to me. I can help you find an assisting artist for any extra makeups added. 

How long do you take per person?

My timings will vary per person and per booking depending on the style of makeup chosen. I average my bridal bookings (bridesmaid and mothers of) makeup to take roughly 1 hour per person. I ideally like to spend around 1hour 15/30 minutes on the bride. I always allow a little extra timing on my bookings by 15 minutes should we run over. Please allow enough time from myself arriving to set up before I start the first makeup. 

Are you insured?

Yes, I am a fully insured specialist member with BABTAC. My insurance can be supplied on request to bridal venues or hotels only. Please request your venue to contact me on the following email address for more details. makeup.gem@yahoo.com

What happens once all makeups have been completed?

Once everyones makeup has been completed I will begin to tidy my work area and then request each person come back to me in order of makeups completed for top ups. Photographer images may be taken in this time also. I will also stay until you all have your dresses on to ensure makeup is perfect up until the minute you leave. Nothing is too much and I hope that I can be a calm presence to your big day. 

One of my bridesmaids / member of my bridal party no longer wants makeup done, what do I do?

Upon booking you will be sent GemMakeup bridal T+Cs which will state bookings, once agreed, cannot change in numbers. To avoid money loss for yourselves I always suggest asking someone else if they would like their makeup done as a replacement. 

How many of my bridal party should have a trial?

It is compulsory for the bride to have a bridal trial. However it is totally optional for any of your bridal party to have a trial. To have timings run smoother on the wedding day I usually suggest for at least 1 bridesmaid to have a trial so we can pre decide the bridesmaids look. I strongly recommend any 'mothers of' to have trials if they have never had their makeup done before and are in any way anxious about the makeup. 

If I am not happy with my bridal trial can I be refunded? 

Unfortunately due to the service being a trial you cannot be refunded should you be dissatisfied with the makeup. The purpose of your trial is to determine wether you wish to book or decide / trial what makeup you wish to have for the wedding day. It is ideal if you have some reference pictures of makeup you like or a photo of yourself with how you would normally wear your makeup. 

Do you do any bridal offers or packages?

Unfortunately I do not have any bridal offers or packages at this current time. Pricing is on a per person basis and enquiry basis only. Seasonally I may have offers for a short period of time which I will actively post on my social pages. To view my social pages please click the social buttons at the top of this website. 

How can I enquire for bridal makeup/bookings?

To enquire for bridal bookings please use my contact form linked here.

What booking options do you offer?

I offer two booking options. These are listed in my bridal T+Cs. To view my current 2022-2023 T+Cs booking options please click here.

I have a question not listed here, how should I contact you?

Please ensure all questions have been thoroughly read along with GemMakeup Bridal T+Cs. Should you still have a question please contact Gemma via Instagram or Facebook or email. makeup.gem@yahoo.com 

I want to cancel my booking with you. Will my booking fee be refunded? (Non Covid)

Should you wish to cancel your booking please ensure you have fully read GemMakeup Bridal T+Cs. A cancellation fee will apply which will be either your full 50% booking fee or your full save the date booking fee as you, the client, are cancelling your booking which could have been booked by another potential bride and has involved admin services to be carried out by Gemma. Your booking fee will be lost and cannot be used for another booking or transferred. 

In the event you cancel (under 1 months notice to your wedding date) and have paid your full amount by the payment deadline date indicated in your invoice, this along with the booking fee will not be refunded. The deadline date is in place to fully secure your wedding booking to go ahead with 1 months notice. Should you cancel prior to your payment deadline date you will not have to pay the remainder due but you will lose your deposit.