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NOT SURE HOW WE WORK?  YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! 
wE'RE A BIG FAN OF FULL TRANSPARENCY AND NO SURPRISES.
HERE'S A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON WHAT YOUR BOOKING
WITH CARICATURES BY MARIETTA WILL LOOK LIKE,
FROM INQUIRY TO END OF SERVICE!

HOW DOES THIS WHOLE THING WORK?

step one: inquiry

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FILL OUT THE FORM ON OUR book now! PAGE OR CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW:


YOU SHOULD RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE IF THE FORM IS SUBMITTED CORRECTLY.

YOU WILL RECEIVE A PERSONALIZED RESPONSE WITHIN 24 HOURS. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU'D LIKE ALONG THE WAY!  WE'RE ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP.

step two: booking

ONCE YOU'VE DECIDED YOU'D LIKE TO BOOK, JUST LET US KNOW!  WITH A FULL NAME AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS, WE CAN SEND YOU A LINK TO YOUR PROPOSAL VIA YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED CLIENT PORTAL.  YOUR PROPOSAL WILL CONTAIN THREE PAGES:

a SUMMARY OF YOUR INVOICE.

A CONTRACT TO FILL OUT AND SIGN DIGITALLY.
A PAYMENT PAGE.

A 50% DEPOSIT AND SIGNED CONTRACT SECURE YOUR DATE WITH THE REMAINDER DUE THE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT. THIS PAYMENT CAN BE SET UP WITH AUTO-PAY SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER TO COME BACK!

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STEP THREE: PRE-EVENT

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ONCE YOU'RE FULLY BOOKED, YOU'LL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION OF YOUR BOOKING.

A FEW DAYS LATER, YOU'LL RECEIVE AN EMAIL SUMMARIZING THE DETAILS OF YOUR BOOKING.
 SAVE THIS EMAIL AS IT COMES IN HANDY LATER!

IF YOUR EVENT IS BOOKED MORE THAN A YEAR IN ADVANCE, YOU'LL RECEIVE ANOTHER CONFIRMATION OF YOUR BOOKING DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY.

FINALLY, 10 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT, YOU'LL RECEIVE AN EVENT DAY QUESTIONNAIRE.  THIS HELPS EVERYONE BE BETTER PREPARED FOR YOUR IMPORTANT DAY!

step FOUR: SET-UP

EACH ARTIST WILL NEED 2 CHAIRS AND A 6X6 FOOT SPACE, PREFERABLY SIDE-BY-SIDE.

IF YOUR EVENT IS OUTSIDE, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A COVERED SPOT UNDER AN AWNING OR A CANOPY TO PROTECT YOUR ARTISTS FROM SUN EXPOSURE OR RAIN.

MARIETTA COMES WITH A 16X20" EASEL SIGN AND A 33X81" RETRACTABLE BANNER (INDOORS ONLY; OPTIONAL) TO HELP PROMOTE HER LOCATION!

YOUR ARTIST WILL ARRIVE 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO START TIME.

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step FIVE: YOUR EVENT!

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THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS! GUESTS WILL LINE UP AND WATCH AS YOUR ARTIST EFFORTLESSLY DRAWS CARICATURES WITH SKILL AND SPEED, EACH GETTING A TURN IN THE CHAIR.

MARIETTA WORKS BEST IF YOU ALLOW GUESTS TO FORM A LINE. THE LINE STAYS ENTERTAINED BY HER DRAWINGS AND MOVES QUICKLY DUE TO HER SPEED.  ADDITIONALLY, SHE MANAGES HER OWN LINE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO!

MARIETTA AND HER ARTISTS WILL WORK DILIGENTLY TO PRODUCE AS MANY DRAWINGS AS POSSIBLE DURING THE TIMEFRAME IN THEIR OWN UNIQUE STYLE.  MARIETTA CAN DRAW 20 FACES PER HOUR FOR STANDARD CARICATURES, 50 FACES AN HOUR FOR QUICK CARICATURES, OR 10 FACES AN HOUR IN DIGITAL.

and yes, marietta can draw as many faces on the page as you like! you simply need to let her know the number of faces in advance. each person sits one at a time, trading out for the next person!

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step SIX: AT THE END OF YOUR EVENT
ABOUT 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE END OF HER TIME, SHE WILL CLOSE HER LINE WITH A "SORRY! I'M THE LAST ONE!" SIGN SIGNALLING THAT SHE CANNOT DRAW ANY MORE PEOPLE BEYOND WHAT SHE HAS IN LINE. SHE MAY ALSO USE TICKETS OR NUMBERING WITH A WASHABLE CRAYOLA MARKER TO ENSURE THE LINE COMPLETES SMOOTHLY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND YOUR TIME, MARIETTA IS HAPPY TO DO THAT GIVEN AVAILABILITY! PLEASE LET US KNOW PRIOR TO THE 30 MINUTE MARK SO WE DON'T HAVE TO REFORM A LINE. MARIETTA CAN TAKE CASH, CARD, VENMO OR CASHAPP FOR YOUR EXTENSION.
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step SEVEN: POST-EVENT
TWO DAYS AFTER YOUR EVENT, WE'LL SEND YOU A SATISFACTION QUESTIONNAIRE IN HOPES OF GETTING YOUR CANDID AND HONEST OPINION OF HOW WE DID!  PLEASE FILL THIS OUT AND LET US KNOW. WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICES.

WE LIKE TO CHECK BACK IN WITH OUR CLIENTS TWO WEEKS AND 45 DAYS PAST YOUR EVENT TO ENSURE YOU'RE STILL HAPPY WITH OUR SERVICES AND TO SEE IF THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN DO FOR YOU.
 
WE WILL NEVER SEND YOU SPAM OR PROMOTIONS.

FAQ

q. Where can I see more of your work?
A. Check out the Caricatures by Marietta instagram or facebook page for more samples!


Q. How fast can you draw?
A. Standard caricatures take about 3 minutes per face/20 people per hour, while Quick Caricatures take about 1-1.5 minutes per face/40-60 people per hour.  Digital caricatures take 6 minutes per face/10 people per hour.  Traditional pet caricatures take 4 minutes per face/ 15 pets per hour.  these rates are estimated as additional accessories or details may take more time.  These rates only apply to Marietta; Other artist speeds may vary but we only hire the very best!

Q. Have you ever worked a(n) [insert event type]?
A. There aren't many types of events we haven't worked! We have experience with just about everythin
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Q. If I don't add slipcovers, how do guests keep their drawings safe?
A. We offer courtesy rubber bands for free which allow quests to roll their drawings up and keep them safe!

Q. Are you insured?
A. Yes! Caricatures by Marietta, LLC has liability insurance through K&K Insurance Group, INC
. We can produce a certificate upon request.

Q. What are your travel fees?
A. Travel is free for the Kansas City metro area (45 mile radius from 64132).  Outside of that radius, travel fees are the most recent IRS federal travel reimbursement rate (Currently $0.67 per mile).  Events more than 2 hours away and ending after 8 PM also require a boarding fee of $150 to ensure your artist stays safe and rested!


Q. Do you travel out of state/do destination weddings?
A. Yes! Marietta works out of state frequently for all sorts of clients and has a passport for out of country events! travel events follow the federal mileage rate if the event can be reached by car, or require a day-rate travel fee to cover plane, room, and board.  If you have group arrangements, such as a block of hotel rooms, these fees can be minimalized.

Q. How many events have you worked/faces have you drawn?
A. Marietta personally draws at roughly 250-300 events every year! That's between 16,000 and 20,000 faces a year. Wow!

Q. Are deposits refundable?
A. Deposits are refundable in the event of Acts of God or cancellation by the performer.  Deposits are not refundable in the event of cancellation by the client but can be applied to another event within the next calendar year!  We're pretty flexible with this policy and like to ensure client satisfaction.

Q. Do you do proposals?

A. Yes! Proposals are an off-menu option to keep it secret :)
Just ask!

Q. What is your education/qualifications?

A. Marietta has a BA in Art from Park university and has been drawing caricatures full-time for 21 years.  She began at Worlds of Fun at just 15-years-old and left to do event work after 8 years. Marietta has worked for some pretty big names, such as the KC Chiefs, Google, IKEA, Nike, Nascar, T-Mobile, and more! Her sole job is drawing caricatures at events - it is her career, hobby, and passion.  When you hire Marietta, you are hiring a seasoned professional with extensive experience that ensures your event will be a hit!
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