How long before your wedding did you have your make up trial?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think earlier is better than later! I had one at about 5 weeks out (assuming that I would love it), and it was a DISASTER. I felt a bit panicked that I wouldn’t be able to find a new MUA with that short of notice but luckily I did. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

2 months. I actually switched it from my original and had time to have another trial with my #2 makeup look. and I did end up going with my 2nd choice! so make sure you give yourself time

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  foreverlovex.
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had my makeup trail 2 weeks before the wedding.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

6 months does sound crazy. My first reaction was that she wants to do it in her before wedding busy season, but who knows. I went 3 weeks before (the day of my bachelorette party!). I did them on the same day bc they were at the same salon and I was able to get the full look. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Mine was about 2 weeks before the big day!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I just had my hair and makeup done today for my engagement session (my wedding is September 2015), with the MUA that my planner recommended. I loved it and it gave me a good idea of their abilities. I also think if you’re doing bridals that is a good time to get it done for your test, because it will be much easier for you to visualize while in your dress. I’d still say at least 3 months out just in case you don’t like the work of the MUA. Then go out for a fun dinner with your fiancé to show off looking all pretty! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just thought of a downside to the early makeup trial–  I tan very easy naturally, so makeup colors I’d need (concealer/foundation/even blush and such) would change drastically from December to summer. My makeup artist wrote all colors down and went straight to them on wedding day, which wouldn’t have worked in your case. Something to keep in mind depending on your skin tone. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I had my hair trial 4 days before the wedding and met my make up artist on the morning of my wedding.

I married in a different country to the one I live in so I researched the MUA and hairdresser thoroughly before booking. But because I couldn’t fly over for the trials I basically just had to go with the flow. They were both amazing though so it worked out brilliantly for me.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I had both the hair and make-up trial the day before the wedding! But worked out great and no regrets!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

crackktheskyy:  I’m doing mine six months out, too! But I’m having a destination wedding and getting things done during one planning trip. If I was getting married locally I probably wouldn’t worry about a hair trial until closer to the day.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

My MUA suggests at least 2 months before the wedding. She was super busy (she’s the most hired freelance MUA in my city,) so I had to do mine super early. I think I got it done in either October or November, and my wedding wasnt until April.

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