We interviewed the team at Hair Comes the Bride.
Q – Tell us about your company.
We are Hair Comes the Bride, a freelance bridal and occasion hair company based in Hay on Wye, serving mid-Wales, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and the surrounding areas.
The company, owned by Beth and Jenny, was created five years ago after working together on some freelance jobs and realising we shared a love of undone, textured styles that were different from the run of the mill bridal looks of the time. We set out to create a company offering an alternative service for brides in our area. Since then, we have further expanded our team to include the lovely Elis.
Q – What packages do you offer couples?
As there are two of us we can cater for large bridal groups, our biggest this year has been a party of 16.
Q – What should couples expect when booking your services?
During the initial enquiry process, we find out all about your wedding, the location, style and number of people in the bridal party. Once we confirm availability, we ask for a booking fee to secure the date, and terms and conditions are sent to the bride to confirm she is happy with them.
We then like to book a trial for the bride. After the trial, where the schedule of the day is decided, a copy of the timings is sent to the bride, this can be shared with other suppliers. Two weeks before the wedding, we check in with our brides and the final bill is sent.
We LOVE wedding mornings. We arrive in good time, set ourselves up and then methodically work our way through the bridal party until everyone looks perfect. We are always on hand to give a reassuring squeeze, fix a buttonhole or even sew up a broken dress.
Q – How long before the wedding should couples get in touch?
It's always worth enquiring, however, our books quickly fill up a year in advance, especially for the popular summer months.
Q – What's your favourite part of the job?
Jen – Definitely the wedding morning. I love the buzz of it, and the wow moment when a bride emerges in her dress, it always chokes me up.
Beth – I love it all; being creative and meeting lots of different people from all walks of life.
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