Step 1: CONNECT WITH US
To initiate The TEAM Bridal Experience we invite you to connect with us by reaching out via email through our CONNECT page or office phone number. We recommend securing your booking well in advance. For weddings, we advise reserving your date 4-8 months ahead, while weekday elopements may be arranged 3-12 weeks in advance. Emails are promptly attended to during business days, from Monday to Friday, and those received over the weekend will be given priority and responded to on the following Monday. We strive to provide a timely response within 24 hours in most cases, and during peak wedding months, we guarantee a response within 48 hours. Additionally, for brides seeking a more personalized interaction, we offer the option to schedule Zoom calls from Monday to Thursday, ensuring that every detail is addressed comprehensively. Our contact page prompts you to provide essential information, including the date, location, service counts, as well as the wedding planner and photographer details. These details allow us to gauge the approximate timing and determine our availability. Once we receive your inquiry, we will promptly share our availability, rates, and pertinent information for our the booking process.
Step 2: BEAUTY TRIAL
At our private Santa Barbara studio or an on-site trial, for our out of state or country brides, we hold the beauty trial experience in the highest regard. The process begins with a request of your beauty inspiration photos beforehand. Our Director will then thoroughly review your inspiration photos, enabling us to pair you with the perfect team that aligns with your vision.
The trial session begins with a meet and greet consultation, during which we delve into the details of your requested look. We inquire about your daily hair and makeup routine, and various other aspects to ensure a tailored approach. To commence the trial, we first begin with a anti-frizz and anti-humidity product line, specifically chosen to enhance the longevity of your hairstyle. For makeup, we begin by preparing your skin with a soothing face mask, eye pads, and a gentle facial massage using a Gua Sha tool. We then select suitable serums, moisturizers, and then the makeup application process. Our preview sessions are booked in 3-hour increments, allowing ample time for either multiple looks and/or necessary adjustments. At the end of the session, we photograph each look, collating them into a photo collage which will be shared with you within 48-72 hours of your session. We value your feedback and welcome any input to ensure that your vision is brought to life. Notably, we guarantee the same team for your wedding day as your trial, ensuring continuity of service. For those brides who choose not to partake in a trial, we highly recommend scheduling a Zoom call with our Director to ensure a detailed understanding of your beauty vision, subsequently matching you with the perfect team.
Step 3: COMMUNICATION
We have a firm unlimited communication commitment between our office team and the bride as well as wedding planner. We believe this sets the tone for a calm and enjoyable wedding day experience. We engage in detailed discussions to comprehend the wedding day timeline, confirming the desired number of hair and makeup services, touch-ups, and potential look changes. Once a definitive time frame is established, we will provide a comprehensive beauty schedule, tailored to your timing needs. This document will be emailed to you 2-3 weeks prior to the event day, leaving no room for uncertainty.
Step 4: THE DETAILS
As a testament to our commitment to convenience, we will present you with our user-friendly online contract, streamlining the booking experience. To secure your wedding day beauty, a 50% retainer is required, ensuring your place in our schedule. Our service minimums are based on factors such as availability, timing and current demand. We are available for both weekday and weekend events. Upon the completion of your contract and retainer, a beauty confirmation which outlines all the details of your booking is then emailed. Understanding the nature of wedding preparations, we wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to accommodate add-on services, location changes, and additional event day requests up until 30 days prior to the big day. With each update or change to your booking, we ensure prompt communication by emailing a revised beauty confirmation, providing you with utmost clarity and peace of mind. We understand the value of your time and the significance of entering the day’s events therefore all TEAM wedding parties are taken care within a 3-4 hour time frame. We plan and schedule an ample number of talented artists and stylists to cater to your beauty needs at the time of booking.
Step 5: YOUR WEDDING DAY
Our TEAM arrives 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, to set up and be ready to go. To ensure an immersive and stress-free experience, our TEAM brings along all the essentials, including chairs, lighting, and an extensive range of high-quality hair and makeup supplies. Furthermore, we take pride in offering our exclusive line of hair extensions, should anyone need a little extra hair for length or volume for their requested style. The beauty schedule previously emailed will begin with an equal number of stylists to clients as scheduled. Just before our departure, we take a moment to perform what we refer to as “last looks” for each of our TEAM clients. This final detail involves conducting a thorough check-in to ensure that every strand of hair and stroke of makeup is ready for the walk down the aisle.