Names: Kristi Martinson & Krystal Lehman
Business Name: WINK hair + makeup
Industry Category: Beauty
What common mistakes do you see couples making?
Waiting until last minute to book wedding vendors.
What's the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
Hire a wedding planner! It makes a big difference having an expert to recommend vendors, help keep everything organized, and makes the planning process a lot less stressful.
What don't couples know about your business category that they need to know?
Make sure you hire a professional! This will ensure that they use high quality products that will photograph well and make you look flawless.
What questions should couples be asking that they don't know to ask?
Ask your vendors for recommendations. A lot of times we can recommend vendors for a lot of different categories within the wedding industry that we’ve worked with before and know do great work.
What's your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Try not to stress if something goes wrong on the wedding day. Let it go, and enjoy your special day!
What's the most unusual wedding you ever did?
Kristi did a Halloween themed wedding that was located in a haunted post office, which was amazing!
This is tough! We have been so lucky and have loved all of our past brides! Each one is so different and we get to meet some amazing people.
One that stands out for Kristi is when she had one of the bridesmaids in her seat, and when she asked if she had any requests or an inspiration photo, she said she had a picture of her sister from a wedding she was in the weekend before. She LOVED her makeup and really wanted something similar. When the bridesmaid showed her the picture, she recognized her sister and realized she was the person that had done her makeup! When she finished, they took a selfie and sent it to her sister. It was so funny and made Kristi feel like a celebrity.
For Krystal there 3 weddings that stand out to her because all the brides were friends. The best compliment is knowing that her clients were so happy with her work that they recommended her to all of her friends. Being able to build a relationship with them and having the opportunity do their makeup for all of their special events is extremely rewarding.