Post # 1
Ok, I’m getting ready to book my hair/make-up artist, but I’ve never met her! I’m going to be doing a trial closer to the wedding (like 2 months out) but in order to book her I need to put a $50 deposit down to hold the date…is this what you guys did?
I feel weird hiring someone before I’ve even seen what they’re capable of doing (besides pictures) but I don’t want to do my trial 9 months out and I don’t want to wait to book anything til 2 months out either.
So is this what you guys did? $50 isn’t a lot, I have no problem paying it…I just wanted to see what other bee’s did when booking! Thanks!
Post # 3
i did my trial early…6 months in advance. it was either that or the week of the wedding, but i feel MUCH better knowing i have a hair/makeup artist that i like!
i say just do the trial now (as long as you have your dress). it’s a huge relief!
Post # 4
I think this is what I’m going to end up doing. My hairstylist is someone I’ve used to cut my hair. She’s never styled it for me, but I trust her so I’m booking her before the trial.
My makeup artist is someone I haven’t met but I know many other people who have used her and so I will be booking her before the trial. I’ve seen her work and it’s what I really want so I’m hoping that it will work out.
Post # 5
Ok, I think I’m just going to go for it. She’s booking pretty quickly and my dress wont be in until March anyways, so I don’t want to do the trial til I at least have my dress.
Thanks for the input bees!
Post # 6
i sort of did something similar. I did have to leave a credit card number, since I have a bunch of people getting services the day of. i think it is pretty standard.
I’m going to another salon I’ve never been to (my hairstylist guy doens’t do updo’s. weird, i know) I called and booked hair and makeup for myself, my bridemaids, mother, and MIL. I have never met my stylist/makeup artist /any of them, but will do a trial, so feel comfortable knowing I will meet them before the big day.
i think its good you booked it though – i would guess people get booked quickly! And since my wedding is a sunday, it was little tougher for me to find a makeup person and a salon that was open!
Post # 7
We had two hair/make-up people: one for the ceremony and luncheon in Massachusetts, and one for the at-home reception in DC. For the one in Massachusetts, there was no opportunity for a trial, because we arrived in Massachusetts only the day before the ceremony. The one in DC did not require a deposit, but did a free trial.
I think if I were putting down a deposit, I’d want the trial before that.