A September Wedding at The Oak Grove, Kent // Gemma and Matt
Things aren’t what they used to be, and for me, working on a wedding morning and providing bridal hair and makeup services simply isn’t the same as it was last year. However, I just wanted to take this chance to reassure you all that despite the restrictions and changes I am still very excited to join those of you that are still going ahead as planned for your big day this year!
Like I mentioned, there have been some changes so there’s a few things I just want to let you know…
I will be wearing a mask
Probably one of the most common changes is that like many of you are doing on a daily basis, I too now have to wear a mask whilst working. This may mean that I want to take a few extra pauses throughout the duration of your appointment, or stop for a drink. Please know that if you want to pause at any time or stop then that’s fine too! I’m allowing for things to take a little longer so please do just say.
I will be wearing a visor- or goggles
Part of my insurance terms is that I wear a face covering over my eyes in addition to my mask. This may be a visor, or goggles. I know I look a bit like a crazy scientist but again, this is so I can be sure that I am keeping both myself, and you safe at all times.
Only 6 people plus myself can be in the room at any one time
This is currently a requirement that must be enforced. I am only able to work in a room with no more than 6 people. If others are in other rooms then I am more than happy to provide a schedule for you so that everyone is aware of where they are needed at what exact time.
You don’t have to wear a mask to get your make up done
When I’m doing your make up I will be wearing mask and visor but you don’t have to. If you would like to wear a mask whilst I work on your eyes/brows etc then that’s fine, just let me know and I’ll tell you the points at which I need you to take it off.
If you feel unwell please tell me
If you want to pause during our service then please just ask I am happy to give you a few moments to take a breath or garb a drink. If you feel that you are too unwell to have your hair and make up service then please do let me know before we start. Anyone displaying symptoms or a temperature will be unable to have their appointment and should seek medical advice. Again, this is for everyone’s safety and it’s important that you are honest if you feel that you should not or can not go ahead.
I’ll be separating and cleaning as I go
You may notice that I put certain things into bags , or use a spray etc. This is just to ensure that I am doing everything I can to make sure that everything is being kept as clean as possible for you.
If you have any questions about anything then please do just ask! This is new to all of us so I am more than happy to talk through the restrictions and requirements with you if you’d like to chat about them in more detail.
The important thing to know is that even despite all of this, it is still possible to have the most amazing wedding day – and I really can’t wait to join you!