I was on the phone with a potential client a few weeks back and they asked me something that I've never been asked before. I've thought about it plenty of times, but never realized how much clients may worry about something like this. They asked me what would happen if I got sick and couldn't show up for their wedding day!
Trust me, I get it! We've all had dreams where we're supposed to be somewhere and we show up late with no pants on. I've heard from plenty of brides that they've had nightmares where they forget their dress and the makeup artist doesn't show up!! We all get scared of these terrible things happening and no matter how prepared and aware you are, things do happen. People get sick, people are late and sometimes unforeseeable things happen.
So what if we get sick? What if we end up with the flu in the hospital?! Luckily, in the 5 years of me going at this thing, that hasn't happened yet! Don't get me wrong, I've had my fair share of weddings where I feel sick and take the necessary precautions as to not get everyone around me sick. Everything works out fine and I go home at the end of the day! Everyone has days where they don't feel so well and that doesn't change in our profession where we can't exactly call in sick.
One of the best pieces of advice I ever received going into this industry was that community over competition will always win. So, let's say I end up in the hospital and can't physically perform the services for you. The coolest part about my job is that I have an extensive network of other amazing makeup artists and hair stylists that are skilled in wedding makeup & hair. This means that at the end of the day, I will always promise to help you find an artist to perform the services that I was meant to perform. It is part of my promise as a business owner to provide the best service I possibly can at the time. So that means that I am a part of the search as well!
Taking care of me
I always tell new makeup artists that it is is so important to take care of themselves first. Our profession is so giving and you can not take from a pot that is empty. I remember to care for myself first and foremost because if I am forgotten about, I can't provide the services to a bride in need. This means drinking plenty of water, taking my vitamins, exercising and eating the right food for my body. I know this may seem self-explanatory, but sometimes you need someone to tell you one more time that you are worth it and that you deserve to be taken care of first!
Don't you worry
So in conclusion, we will be there for your wedding day. Come hell or high water, we will be there!