(Closed) Too early for hair & make up trials?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My hair stylist and MUA recommended no more than 2 weeks ahead of time – or else they forget and pictures only do so much for them.  I’m having mine done 2 days before the wedding. 

Post # 4
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

It’s never too early!!!  I’m going through a hair and makeup trials nightmare right now.  No one can accommodate me, and I’m freaking out.

To make a long story short, I live in Maryland and am getting married in Rhode Island.  I only drive up to RI every once in a while.  I have our last trip before the wedding planned for next weekend.  No one can do a trial then because apparently that’s a popular holiday for weddings, so everyone is booked with a wedding and won’t fit me in for a trial.  Understandable, but frustrating as all heck.  Plus, everyone is quoting me $160 for a hair and makeup trial.  It costs that much just to drive up the coast and back!  I feel like we’re hemorrhaging money into this wedding…

Post # 6
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsWBS:  I was told the exact same thing

Post # 7
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1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@MrsDeLovely:  I don’t think it’s  too early, but if it turns out great and you want to hire the hair stylist, take lots of photos so that in 8 months from now when your wedding rolls around, she can remember exactly how she did your hair! Because she (he?) will probably have lots of weddings between now and then and it’ll be easy to forget your specific style.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsDeLovely:  I’m the same way and was nervous about it, too.  But, they assured me I would NOT leave the salon until I was happy – and if they had to work on me all day the next day, the would!

I trust them and have seen lots of their work before, so I have no reason to worry.  At the end of the day, it’s just hair and makeup.  If I hate my makeup that much, I can always just do my own.

Once you get closer to your wedding, you will probably not give a shit haha. I’m in major bridal burnout mode with 6 weeks to go and I basically just don’t care what happens as long as my groom shows up!

Post # 10
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10456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Well I actually had one scheduled for next week haha. A year in advance. Yah… I just couldn’t wait to start playing with looks! I think you can start whenever if you don’t know exactly what you want, and you can always do one again closer to the wedding anyway. 

Post # 11
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1279 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsDeLovely:  I did my makeup trial for my engagment photos. It worked out great! The same stylist will be doing my hair too. My hair trial is just under 2 weeks before my wedding. She wants to do it then because my hair will be almost exactly the same and it’s more easy for her to replicate. I plan on getting my hair dyed, trimmed, etc. about a week before the trial.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I agree it makes sense to do the trial as close to the wedding as possible for the stylist to remember what you want.  But if you’re still searching for a stylist and haven’t reserved anyone for your date yet, then you’ll want to do trials months in advance.  That way if you don’t like that stylist, you have plenty of time to find someone else.

Post # 13
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6209 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I am already thinking about it, too. If you have no idea what you want, then I say start now.

Post # 14
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1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just booked my hair and makeup and our wedding is in October. She is really busy and I wanted to make sure i get her. She reccomends to have a trial in May/June before the wedding crazyness starts.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve started looking now. if you don’t have a sylist in mind yu’ll want to start trials early to find someone, and then go for your final trial a few weeks before so they remember.

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