I have serviced brides from all over the country as well as quite a few who found me all the way from Europe and Australia largely due to word of mouth referrals as well as my features on blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Rock n Roll Bride, Boho Weddings, Green Bride Guide, Carats & Cake, and Storyboard Wedding (for which I am the Beauty Editor).
Here are some relevant FAQs about booking Eden Di Bianco & crew for your Wedding:
TRAVEL: Eden Di Bianco is based in Astoria, Queens and travels within all of the NYC metro area including Westchester, Long Island, NJ, & beyond. Additional travel fees apply based on approximate travel time & distance.
SECURING YOUR DATE: For our mutual peace of mind, my team and I work by contract only. The contract will be signed by the person booking services for a particular session and will specify the location, date, time, number of persons receiving beauty services, and what time each person will have reserved. Half of final cost of all contracted services due within 10 days of signing contract via PayPal, credit card, bank check, or cash. Services may be added to the contract with prior notice of a minimum of 10 days, however once the contract is signed, no services may be dropped. If a member of the wedding party drops out of the service agreement, all funds are forfeited and will not be returned; you have the option of replacing this person with another member of your party or a guest.
Due to the possibility of schedule conflicts, additional makeup & hair services added after contract signing or changes made to the location, date, and time of event must be submitted in writing and agreed to by both parties at least 14 days before the wedding date.
GRATUITY: Gratuities are not included in pricing, and are left to the sole discretion of the client. Tips are welcomed if you feel you have received excellent service.
ADDITIONAL FEES/SECOND ARTIST: $200
Ideally we allow 40-45 minutes per service to ensure best quality work. Therefore, if you have a very short turnaround from start to ceremony or if you have a large party, I will need an additional Artist. This is typically necessary if more than 3 full hair & makeup services are booked.
Also included with every bridal booking…
Throughout your booking, I am available as your personal Bridal Beauty Consultant. I am happy to answer provide email support for any questions you may have, from hair or skincare recommendations to advising on the best time to color or cut your hair before the wedding and what brow shape is right for you. As we move along in our process and approach your Big Day, we will work together to plan your beauty services according to your photographer’s and/or wedding planner’s timeline to ensure your day runs smoothly.
WEDDING HAIR & MAKEUP PREVIEWS/TRIALS: Previews/Trials for hair and make up are strongly suggested. Fees for the preview session are due on day of trial and are non refundable. *Trials are NOT conducted on Saturdays May-September, which is peak season and is often already booked far in advance. Trial sessions are generally conducted during the week days and/or evenings/Sundays unless otherwise specified and agreed to. Selective Saturday dates are available per booking availability.
Where will the trial/preview take place? Locals can visit my private studio space in Astoria, Queens near Ditmars. Sessions can be arranged at a location of your choosing (your residence, a nearby family member’s home, or your hotel), but additional travel fees will apply.
How long will it take? Up to 1.5 hours for a single service trial session, which means either getting your makeup done OR your hair done. ~2.5 hours for both hair AND makeup. Have a bite to eat before you come in, so that you can relax and enjoy the process.
What are the fees for the preview session? Preview sessions are $250 for both hair and makeup, payable via Paypal, cash, or credit card. There are ATM locations for Citibank, Chase, and TD banks on 31st street between Ditmars Blvd and 23rd avenue if you need cash, as well as bodega/independent bank ATMs located on either corner of the street near my studio (subject to additional fees from your bank).
I thought I liked this look but it’s not for me. Can I try another? Yes you can! But additional looks MUST BE IN THE SAME APPOINTMENT. Additional trials may incur additional fees. It is best to do some homework before you come in and gather a few inspiration photos. This will better help us create your perfect wedding day look.
What should I bring? Bring all the relevant accessories if you have them. This means: Veil, earrings, clips, combs, and if you plan on wearing fresh flowers in your hair for the wedding, silk replicas of the same general size so that we can decide on placement.
Is there something particular I should wear? Do I have to bring my dress? No, you don’t have to bring your dress, but having a picture of it is helpful. Wear a top with a similar color & neckline to your wedding dress, like a tank top, with a hoodie or button down shirt over it so that you can see the overall look without having to pull a sweater over your head and mussing your hair.
Are there any special instructions regarding my hair? Have clean and completely dry hair preferably in its natural state. It is best washed the day before your preview session and left in its natural state so that its natural texture and movement can be observed. If you wish to have curls or waves, please do not straighten your hair the day before unless previously discussed; hair that has been straightened will want to remain in that state and the curls will not hold the same way they would on your normal hair texture.
Is there special preparation for my face/skin? Yes! Please exfoliate your skin and lips the night before with a gentle exfoliant. If you do not have a scrub at home, you can use sugar in olive or coconut oil as a gentle exfoliant, or use your toothbrush to lightly exfoliate your lips. Smoother skin leads to a better makeup finish. Freshly washed skin is also best, so just wash your face, moisturize, and come barefaced if possible. No SPF.
Can I bring someone with me? Sure. Feel free to bring your BFF or a family member who knows (and respects!) your sense of style well. Please no more than one guest, as it slows down the process considerably and draws focus off of examining the hair and makeup properly.
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