May 24, 2008
I originally found Beauty Entourage while searching online. I wanted to find someone who would come to my house and do all my girls (and my own) hair and make-up. When searching I was amazed how expensive hair and make-up would be. That was until I found Beauty Entourage. I called Ashley (who is the owner) and she explained everything very clearly to me. She explained how much hair and make-up would cost for me and my girls. Then she explained very clearly her service contract, which I found to be very reasonable and simple. She was helpful and so nice. I knew right then I wanted to have her company do the hair and make-up for my wedding. Beauty Entourage does complete trials for your hair and make-up. It costs a little bit of money but is so worth it. As a bride this was one less thing I would need to stress about on my big day. On the day of my wedding Beauty Entourage was on time and ready to go. They brought coffee and donuts, which is always appreciated at 7 AM. Both the hair dresser and make-up artist began right away. Ashley (the owner and hair dresser) told all my girls to bring pictures or ideas of what they wanted done to their hair. All my girls were so impressed how well Ashley was able to match their hair to the picture. The make-up artist did a phenomenal job as well. I had one bridesmaid that never wears make-up and she was all nervous about having it done and looking silly. To this day she continues to talk about how great she looked and you could not even tell she had make-up one. My girls and I were recently looking at pictures of the wedding and saying how awesome our hair and make-up looked. Our hair stayed all day and so did our make-up. Just some things you should know about Beauty Entourage: First when Ashley tells you a start and end time for her services she is right on. She started right when she said she would and actually ended earlier then planned. Beauty Entourage was able to complete 10 girls hair and make-up in four hours!!!! We were so impressed by the perfection the hair dresser and make-up artist had. My bridesmaids and I also agreed that it was less stressful and so much fun having Beauty Entourage come to my house. We watched TV and sat around in comfy clothes while other girls got their hair and make-up done. I have also had two other friends sign a contract with Beauty Entourage, both in which were my bridesmaids. They loved everything about this company and we all had so much fun they could not resist using them. Next I will never forget how well Beauty Entourage took care of me as the bride, which is the way it should be. Right before Ashley was leaving she put my veil on and made sure I was all set. The make-up artist touched up my make-up and gave me just a little more lip-gloss. They both gave me a big hug and wished me the best. It was like having family there. Another thing I want to explain is how much I said I spent on hair and make-up. Please know that as a gift to my bridesmaids I paid for their make-up. So the $470 is just a rough estimate for my hair, my make-up and all 7 of my girl's make-up. Please remember these were 2007 prices so they may slightly vary now. The last thing I would like to say about Beauty Entourage is that they are amazing and I would recommend them to any bride. I am very particular about my hair and make-up but they knew what they were doing. I love Beauty Entourage so much that I now use Ashley as my regular hair dresser. In 26 years I have never been able to find someone that can cut/color/style my hair the way I want it, until I found Ashley. Again these ladies are fabulous and I would not have used anyone else!!
Services used: Beauty & Health
I actually met Corrine, of Invitations Galore at a bridal show in Cromwell, CT. She was very friendly and patient with my many questions. I did not know anything about invitations so I wanted to learn about what I was buying. I had visited her studio many times and she never seemed annoyed or upset with me. She is very good about working with your budget and she wants to learn about the style and type of invitations you are looking for. When you go to her studio you will be shocked to see how many catalogs and books she has. She can find any kind of invitation you are looking for. Anything from colors, themes, styles, paper type and so on. About six months before my wedding I began working for Corrine at her bridal shows. She might be the best boss I have ever had! She is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She sincerely cares about each of her brides. As I was working at a bridal show I was looking through her invitation books and found one I liked better than my original choice. When I changed my entire order Corrine was very helpful and not frustrated at all. When it came to choosing the wording for our invitations Corrine made it so simple (my parents are divorced so I was worried about that) and stress-free. I realize a lot of people make their own invitations these days but for me it was not worth the stress. I knew Invitations Galore was reasonably priced and Corrine was so accommodating I could not have made a better choice. I highly recommend Invitations Galore and I would not have used anyone else!
Services used: Unique Services