The Powder Chair’s aim is that you look and feel beautiful on your special day, a trial consultation before your wedding day is recommended. This gives you an opportunity to explore and try out different makeup looks to assist you in deciding what best suits you. It allows you to discuss your specific requirements and timings, to ensure you feel happy with your final look which will be replicated on your wedding day.

A trial for make-up will usually take approximately take 1 to 2 hours, there is no time limit and we shall stay as long as required to ensure that you feel fully happy with your look. The makeup trial will take place in the comfort of your own home or at your preferred location. During the trial period we will discuss and try out your desired look(s), whilst considering the style of your wedding dress and colour scheme. I recommend that you bring pictures to your trial of the makeup styles that you like. We will also bring some images and provide you with a mood board following your trial to spark of inspiration if you are stuck for ideas. It is also recommended but is entirely optional that you have your veil, hair combs, accessories or tiara headpiece for the trial, so you can see the final look.

The aim of your trial is to ensure you are 100% delighted with the look that we have created together. I will take photographs and record all the products used to recreate your fabulous look for the Big Day. The Powder Chair uses top quality beauty brands which are luxiourious and long lasting for your wedding day; some of these are MAC, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Laura Mercia, Chanel Anastasia Beverley Hills, Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury etc. My services are also available for the bridal party and guests and I can also include trials for the Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaids etc if needed. I will create a complementary look to your overall style theme and colour scheme of the dresses.

The Powder Chair recommends that you book a trial for your makeup 6 weeks – 3 months before your wedding day. This will ensure you alleviate any unnecessary stress, as once you are happy with your hair and make-up, you can relax knowing that you are in trusted hands.

We understand that not all brides will require a trial particularly if you have a clear cut vision of how you would like your bridal makeup to be. If this is the case we will ensure that additional time is scheduled in on the wedding day to discuss your chosen style and to allow time to make any desired alterations to the makeup to ensure you are happy with your final look for your special day. A deposit of half the amount will be taken 10 days before your wedding day to secure your bridal makeup booking with the remainder to be paid by cash on the day.

The Powder Chair Bridal Trial: What’s Included?

The Powder Chair is designed to take the stress of makeup away from your wedding preparations and make your bridal experience extra special and unique to you. Once your wedding makeup is all booked up with us, the following will be provided to ensure that we are with you every step of the way until your special wedding day:

  1. Your Wedding Day Makeup Face Chart with products list from your makeup trial and Mini Mood Board (This lovely little chart will be drawn up at the trial stage and upon booking the face chart will be sent to you for ease and to remind you along with the photos of what the colours and look you would like to go for/notes of discussion with regards to your colours.
  2. A Personalised Skin Care Plan (Fuss Free and Easy to Follow)
  3. The Powder Chair Sparkling Sugar Lip Scrub (please advise if you or anyone within your bridal party have any nut allergies and an alternative scrub can be happily provided by the Powder Chair)
  4. A personalised Powder Chair Wedding Day Makeup Timetable for you and sent to your bridal party to ensure everyone is aware of the times, all stress is taken out of the equation and the day is special, smooth and sparkly!

The Powder Chair makeup artist, Ella will arrive at your home, or chosen venue, 15 to 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled time to set up the makeup equipment. In order to give you, the bride, my fullest attention, I will schedule the bridal party and guests ahead of you; this allows me to focus on you from the moment I apply your moisturiser up to the point when you are handed your beautiful flowers.

Your experience, as soon as you sit down, will be endless calm, full of fun and excitement. I will work alongside your photographer and videographer to ensure your surroundings are stress free.

As mums and bridesmaids tend to get nervous by this point, Ella is happy to assist you into your dress if required and will not leave until you and your bridal party are relaxed and happy.

Prior to your Big Day, I will finalise your booking for any additional services for the bridal party and will draw up a timetable, to ensure everything runs smoothly.




The Powder Chair is offering a limited Fairy Dust Offer, if your wedding day makeup is booked on the day of your makeup trial, £15 is deducted off your total balance of the makeup of the wedding day and the unique Powder Chair Bridal Skin care advice package is included.

Prices: £80 for Makeup (Bride). The Powder Chair is offering a limited fairy dust offer, if booked on the day of the trial £20 is deducted off your total balance of the makeup of the wedding day and the wedding skin care advice package is included.

Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids £60 per person (10% discount for the makeup on the wedding day is provided if booked on the day of trial).

Wedding Day Makeup Payment Information

The remainder is to be paid 1 working day before the wedding this ensures a stress free day for the bride and bridal party without the worry of payments. The Powder Chair on exceptional occasions will accept cash payments or paypal payments on the day.

If you choose to book your wedding day makeup with The Powder Chair, a 50% deposit is to be paid to secure your makeup for your wedding. The Powder Chair is currently offering a limited fairy dust powder chair offer of 10% discount if the bride’s makeup is booked on the trial day and a 15% discount if your makeup and bridal party is booked on the day of your trial.