Post # 17
I had a hair trial 1-2 months before my wedding, and I’m glad that I did, because I ended up asking for her to do something a little different. It was also nice to meet the stylist (I used someone I found online) in advance of the wedding.
For makeup, my sister did my makeup for me, so we did a couple “trials” just playing around with different looks, but of course I didn’t have to pay for them.
Post # 18
@MrsN14: I had a hair trial about two weeks before our wedding day. I did my own makeup so I definitely experimented and did several ‘trials’ on myself prior to the day, because I was very nervous and wanted it to look great!
Post # 19
I had two seperate hair and make-up trials and I think it’s super important to do!
The first one I was super unhappy with and was glad I did a trial so that I knew I did not want to go to that salon or that hairdresser.
The second one was amazing! I loved the salon, the hairdresser, and the way the hair and makeup came out and I had to opportunity to see what my hair peice would look like with the finished hair and make-up.
Now I know exactly what I’m getting, that I am going to be super happy with it come the wedding day, and its one less thing to stress out about 🙂
Post # 20
I will have a hair trial pretty far out from the wedding. Since it’s a destination wedding I won’t be there closer to the actual date. Depending on when I can get time off, I’ll have a trial either in March or July for my October wedding.
I’m doing my own makeup, and I’ve already done two trials on myself when I was bored with products I already have.
Post # 21
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I did both- had my hair trial when my hair was cut/colored before the wedding, and had a makeup trial early on. Glad I did, because I ended up switching the MUAs- the first one made me look like a drag queen! :)-
Post # 22
I did have both a hair trial and a make-up trial. How else would you know what you were going to look like on the day of? I wouldn’t want that to be any surprise!!
Post # 23
@MrsN14: Of all the things we did, a hair/make-up trial was among the best choices I made. I had a hair and makeup trial the Friday before my Sunday wedding. That way I had already chosen exactly what I wanted. At first I thought that a hair trial was all I needed — I knew I would be picky about the style. Getting my trials in the morning, however, gave me a full day to get used to them. That said, I’m so glad I did the make-up trial — I found out within a few hours that there was glitter in the airbrushed foundation, and I grew to love fake eyelashes. Good luck!
Post # 24
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@MrsN14: You should definitely do a trial first! I did a hair and makeup trial a couple months before our wedding, and I actually HATED how my hair turned out. I ended up deciding on a completely different style, and I’m so glad I had that chance to test my original hair inspiration or I might’ve been a little bummed on our actual wedding day!
Post # 25
@MrsN14: I did and Im glad I did because after I got home and did some selfies and checked myself out from all angles I wasnt entirely happy…..(she told me to wear it all day and take notes) and I wrote her what I thought needed to be done, and she was like no problem…. the day of was great.
The first MUA made me look “nice” but it was less makeup then I wear on a regular workday lol….and I gave her my inspiration pic and she basically did do it ….but… the eyes were way too light….cheeks too light and in pictures I took home looked like I didnt even have eye shadow on at all (and not in a good way)…. I ended up with a diff MUA on the day and she did a fantastic job.
Post # 26
I didn’t have one. My hair and makeup artist is from a different state and got down here the day before our wedding so we didn’t have time. It didn’t bother me though.
Post # 27
I’m planning on doing a hair trial. I’ll be doing my own make-up on the day.
Post # 28
I highly suggest doing a trial for both! I had a make up trial, loved it, and loved my make up on the big day. I did not have a hair trial and I ended up not liking my hair that day and you are sooo busy on your wedding day, there’s no time to really mess with it or change it! I would have done a hair trial as well just to make sure everything was perfect and with no regrets!
Post # 29
@MrsN14: I think it’s pretty useful; you might go through your entire wedding planning process with this vision of a certain hair or makeup look in your head, and then when the big day rolls around you discover that it actually doesn’t suit you/isn’t how you pictured it would be.
I don’t think it would hurt, but of course I’ve heard of other brides who didn’t do it and were fine on the day. It also depends on your budget; your money might determine whether you are able to have one at all or not. I’m having a trial for both hair and makeup; only because I’m a bit of a worrywart and not all hairstyles suit me/I don’t wear makeup often so want to not have a shock on the day of.
Post # 30
I’m having both hair & makeup trial. I’m *hoping* to have it done either the day of the shower/bachelorette party, so I can make good use of it!