How early did you do hair and makeup trials?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m getting married in July as well. I’m probably going at it a bit late but it will be one or two months before. 

Post # 4
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Getting married in June, had my first makeup trial a few feeks ago and glad I did because it was a DISASTER. Although I knew I would have to start early since it can be difficult to find makeup artists skilled at working on darker skin.

Post # 5
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Im getting married in November, and hair and MU trials are scheduled for May, so 6 months out.  Plenty of time for as many hair and makeup trials as I’d like in case something doesnt work right, or I dont like it. 

Post # 6
2493 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m getting married in June. 

I don’t plan on doing H & MUA trials until ~March/April because:

1) I have sensitive skin that changes a lot through the seasons. The makeup that suits my currently dry skin is probably not the right makeup for my oilier summer skin. 

2.) Like PP, I plan to grow my hair atleast 3 more inches before the wedding. I want to be closer to my final length before deciding on a hair do.

Post # 7
681 posts
Busy bee

I had my makeup trial the day I did my engagement photos so I wouldn’t “waste” the look. I knew ahead of time she was a rock star and wasn’t worried that it would turn out poorly. That was 4-5 months before the wedding. My hair trial I did a month or two before when my hair was about the length it would be for the wedding. 

Post # 8
9172 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

maybe a month or so before

Post # 9
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My wedding is July 2018 too! I booked my makeup artist and did the makeup trial in October. This makeup artist was super popular so I had to book her early. This month I started reaching out to hair stylists and some were already booked for my wedding day! So I found someone I liked and I booked her, my trial will not be until May though. Hair trials are recommended to be done closer to the wedding because changes in your length of hair

Post # 10
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I had my trial about 3 days before my wedding…so kind of last minute. However, I had full confidence in the salon (they did HMU for Blake Lively’s wedding), but I’d recommend brides go earlier than that in case you need to switch salons. I’ve seen a few times on the Bee that people decide to switch after lackluster trials, so you should leave yourself some time to rebook elsewhere. If you’ve used the HMUA for other events or something though, then I would wait until closer to the date. 

Post # 11
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

futuremrsdubbya :  I had a makeup trial about 1.5-2months out. I had a hair trial 2 weeks prior. I was having my hair cut and colored and adding extensions for fullness, so my stylist wanted to wait until closer to the wedding for the trial so my hair would be the smae lenth and everything from trial to wedding day. It was also nice to have both trials so close to the day so the info was fresh in all of our minds and accurate to what we agreed on.

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