The Important Stuff

Makeup By Mela requires a signed contract and a retainer of 20% down to book and hold your wedding date.  An invoice will be sent to your email with the payment due date.  Dates will not be held until retainer is received.

Travel fee is $50 and can vary if travel is over 100 miles roundtrip.

Any parking fees are to be covered by the client.

Early morning arrival times (anything earlier than 8am) will be subject to an additional fee.


Any cancellations made one month out or less to the date of the event will result in the retainer being non-refundable and subject to a $100 cancellation fee.  All cancellations on the day of the event will be the responsibility of the client and subject to the same terms as above.

Payments Accepted

Cash, All Major Credit Cards, PayPal, and Venmo


Bridal Makeup and Hair can take anywhere from 60 to 90 min depending on the look desired.  Bridesmaids typically 30 min to 45 min.  Please allow time for set up and break down 10-15 min and if there are location changes and clean up.

How far in advance should I book a Makeup Artist and Hairstylist for my wedding?
AMost brides start booking anywhere from 12 to 18 months in advance.  If your wedding falls during wedding season which is typically during Spring and Fall, it is always a great idea to find a professional whose work you love and book them as soon as possible!
Do you offer a Trial/Consultation?
AAbsolutely!  I highly recommend doing a trial consultation.  It not only allows me to meet the bride, but helps me understand your personal style and what exactly you are looking for.  I recommend capturing a few screenshots on your phone from Pinterest or any other inspiration photos you may have of the makeup look you are wanting to achieve.  I also work with my hairstylists so it’s a good idea to have those looks in mind as well if we schedule the hair and makeup trial together.
Do you offer airbrushing?
AYes!  It is considered an add on but so worth it!  It gives a light weight flawless finish that will leave your skin glowing!  Makeup By Mela also uses traditional foundations both of which can give you a beautiful flawless finish!
Do you offer Makeup for Bridal Portraits or Engagement Sessions?
AOf course! Makeup By Mela would be honored to be part of your special milestones!
Will you stay for touch ups?
AYes Makeup By Mela will stay for touch ups at an additional cost of $25 an hour.
How should my wedding party and I prep our skin & hair for the day of?
AEach bridesmaid and the bride should arrive with clean DRY hair and clean skin with no makeup.  This ensures the best results possible in their look and also saves precious time day of wedding.