Do you provide services on-site ?
Of course! We arrive 15 minutes prior to our start time to set up our tools and find our lighting. We do ask that you ask the hotel to provide high stools for makeup and regular chairs for the hair stylists. Our team will come on-site for 4 or more clients per service. For example, If you are interested in using us for just hair services, then there would be a minimum of 4 hair services on site. If you are interested in hair and makeup the minimum would be 4 adults getting both hair and makeup services.
How should we be prepared for hair & makeup for the day of ?
Makeup services: Please have skin freshly washed and makeup free. C & T does not offer airbrush makeup , as it is not necessary to achieve a
long lasting, beautiful makeup. It is important to us that our clients look as stunning in person as they do in photographs and feel as comfortable as
Hair services: Day before Wedding Day: Shampoo and blow dry your hair with minimal product. NO flat ironing as this can affect how your hair will
hold or curl the following day.
Wedding Day: Those booked for up-dos: DO NOT wash your hair the same day as your appointment. Please arrive for your appointment with dry hair.
Those booked for blowouts: shampoo your hair the day of with minimal conditioner. Please arrive for your appointment with your hair damp. Wear a
button down or zippered shirt/robe that does not go over your head.
What if I need touch-ups for later in the day ?
Touch ups are done at the very end on everyone before we leave, however ee offer for our stylists to stay with you after your end time of hair and makeup for $125.00/hr per artist. We must know if you want this option at least 60 days prior to your wedding day. C&T also offers a touch-up kit for you to take with you for $75. The kit includes (lipstick, lip-gloss, translucent powder, q-tips, tissues, bobby pins, mini hairspray and hair ties).
When should I book?
C&T recommends booking as far in advance as you feel comfortable. 8-12 months in advance to be safe. We will always try to accommodate last minute bookings if we are able to.
How do I book C& T for my wedding day ?
After you inquire, we will send you our Contract and Credit Card Authorization form for deposit. Both of these forms need to be filled out and sent back to us. The deposit it the cost of the Brides services for the day of (this does not include the cost of trials). If you prefer to pay by check you may mail the check and contract made out to Capelli & Trucco to our address at 927 N 2nd st, Philadelphia, PA 19123. C&T will hold your date for 10 days after you receive the forms.
When should I come in for my trial ?
Trials are offered in our studio in Northern Liberties, MON-THURS from 9 am first appointment, 5:30 pm being the start of the last time slot. Trials are offered 3-5 months from your wedding date. We suggest reaching out to us 6 -7 months from your wedding to schedule your time to come in.
What should I bring to my trial?
Please bring yourself with clean hair and clean skin. If you are coming from work and aren’t able to wash your face we have face wash and a bathroom that you are more than welcome to use. We recommend bringing any jewelry you may have and want to wear on your wedding day so you can try it on with your look. If you are able to bring your veil that is great! Bring inspiration photos!
What happens during my trial and how long does it last ?
Trials last about 90 minutes. You will be getting your hair and makeup done at the same time. When you first sit down your stylist and artist will ask you questions about your vision and style. This your time to tell them your likes and dislikes and what you are envisioning your wedding day look to be. After your hair and makeup is finished you will be handed the mirror and any edits to hair and makeup will be made. Please let your stylist and artist know. We won’t know unless you tell us. We are all professionals and have been doing bridal for a long time! We want you to be the best version of yourself and super comfortable! After we have perfected the look we will take photos :)
How do I pay for the day of services ?
C&T requires that the number of services listed on the contract be paid for in one transaction the week prior to the wedding day. We do not do payment for services on site. A credit card is kept on file for any additional services that may not be accounted for in the contract.
Is tip Included in the pricing?
Tip is not included in our pricing. Artists and Stylists are able to take cash tips on site and the amount is at the discretion of the client.
Do you make the timeline ?
Yes! Jackie creates the day of timeline and send it to you the wee before your wedding! The timeline is made based on the count of services and what time everyone needs to be ready for photos. This must be reviewed by the bride and confirmation sent back to Jackie.
What happens if someone backs out of a service on the day of ?
We must know about changes to the count at least 30 days prior to the wedding or the client is charged for the originally contracted amount.