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Your Makeup Trial

The trial is one of the most important parts in creating your dream bridal makeup. Bridal trials are mandatory to ensure that you are 100% happy and that the makeup wears perfectly on your skin. Trials take place 6-8 weeks before the date of your wedding. 

Trials take place at your desired location - usually in the comfort of your own home. I will bring along my professional kit, directors chair for added comfort and my ring light. 

This is an opportunity for us to explore your vision for the big day. This includes your chosen colours, theme and wedding dress. It is my aim to make you look like an enhanced version of yourself and not a completely different person. If you are not entirely sure on which look you would like, we will talk this through at the trial too. This is also for me to answer any questions that you may have and for us to discuss timings for the day.

High end products are used to ensure that your bridal makeup will be long-lasting, smudge-proof and camera ready. 

Prior to your wedding day, you also ave exclusive access to my skincare guide that I have specially created with you in mind See below...

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Exclusive to Makeup By Mary Brides

All Brides want the perfect skin for their wedding day so I have put together 'The Glowing Bride Skincare Guide' to walk you through the must-haves to start your routine off. 


In this guide, you will find:

  • A 13 page e-book upon booking

  • How to figure out your skin type

  • Testing for your skin type

  • How to start a morning skincare routine based on your skin type 

  • How to start an evening skincare routine based on your skin type

  • Extras that can help

  • Product recommendations and discounts

The Wedding Morning

On the morning of your wedding, I will arrive at your chosen venue slightly earlier to ensure that everything is set up ready for the first person to have makeup. Two weeks before your wedding day, I will send over your final invoice and a schedule of timings for my arrival and when each bridal party member is needed to keep your mind at ease. Your schedule will include time in between each person for cleaning brushes and my kit.

I allow myself 45 minutes to 1 hour per person to complete a full face of makeup, depending on your chosen makeup style - although this usually isn't needed. The bride will have their makeup done last or second to last.

After all members of the bridal party have had their makeup done, I will pack away the kit that I no longer need and will keep out the essential products for any last minute touch-ups. I will stay up until the very moment you and your party leave for the ceremony. I also offer a stay-on location service for those wanting touch-ups for their bridal party after the ceremony: perfecting the kissed-off lipstick, concealing any happy tears and powdering where necessary.

All bridal party members will receive a touch-up kit consisting of of a lipstick pot with their shade, disposable lip wand, tik tak mints, eco straw. The Bride will receive: Pot of lipstick, disposable lip wand, x2 oil control sheets, an eco straw, tik tak mints.

Extra Information

I can makeover a maximum number of 8 in a bridal party, including the bride herself. Please note that if you have a large bridal party, this may be an early start for hair and makeup on the day of your wedding depending on the ceremony time and is usually the case. Please ensure that your venue is ok for an early start. If you have 4 or more members in your bridal party, I will need to arrange for somebody to help assist on the morning for a small additional cost - this will be mandatory to help with time-keeping. They will be there to clean my kit and brushes in-between clients and for any further assistance that I might need.

I will require an additional makeup artist in some cases where we are short on time however I will be the lead makeup artist and will be making up the Bride. This will be discussed with you at the time of booking.

I also offer trials for the other members of your bridal party at the additional cost per person: bridesmaids, the mother of the bride and mother of the groom. Please let me know at the time of booking if you are planning on bringing another member of your bridal party along with you.


Products are noted and photographs are taken at the trial so that I can easily recreate your finished look on the day of your wedding.

Individual and strip lashes are included in the price. Discounts will not be given if you decide against them.


*** I travel up to 15 miles from the DY5 postcode without any further cost. If further travel is required, it will be worked out at 0.45p per extra mile and will be added to your quote.***

Bridal Pricing

Bridal Pricing

All wedding party members will receive complimentary touch-ups for their makeup as I will stay up until the Bride leaves for the ceremony.


Includes complimentary lashes for the trial and on the day as well as a bridal touch-up kit.
Trial £65.00
Wedding Day £85.00

Bridesmaid / Maid Of Honour

Includes complimentary lashes for the trial and on the day as well as a lipstick touch-up kit.
Trial £55.00
Wedding Day £65.00

Mother Of The Bride / Groom

Includes complimentary lashes for the trial and on the day as well as a lipstick touch-up kit.
Trial £55.00
Wedding Day £65.00

Wedding Guest

Includes complimentary lashes for the trial and on the day as well as a lipstick touch-up kit.
Trial £45.00
Wedding Day £50.00

Young Bridesmaid 

(Aged 12 & under)

Sparkly eyeshadow, blusher and lipgloss.
No Trial Necessary
Wedding Day


Have you seen that I offer 'Learn Your Own Face' Makeup Lessons? Available in voucher form or to book now!

Let's Talk Makeup

Soft Bridal Makeup
07534 936266
West Midlands / Worcestershire / Warwickshire
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