(Closed) how early did you…?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just booked my makeup artist and she said she recommends doing the trial 2 months before the wedding.

Post # 4
246 posts
Helper bee

Depends on how you are doing your makeup – i.e. professionally or having a friend to it.  I can’t speak to the professional route.  In my situation, I waited till the month before the wedding and then my Maid/Matron of Honor and I went to Sephora and had them give me a makeover with my Maid/Matron of Honor watching.  I purchased the products I liked and then my Maid/Matron of Honor did two trial runs (and took notes) in the weeks leading up to the wedding.  I choose not to have a makeup appointment because I thought it would add too much to my schedule on the day of.  I already had a hair appt and wanted to do makeup at the church.

Post # 5
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did mine 3-4 months before the wedding because I was planning out of town and just wanted to cross things off my list. Luckily, the first make up artist I met was perfect, so I signed with her. I made sure to take pictures so that the make up artist would remember the look we tried on.

Post # 6
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I had my makeup trial about 6 weeks before the wedding.  I kinda knew what I was looking for in terms of look/products when I went in, so I didn’t feel like I needed to do it too far in advance.

Post # 7
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine was about 6 weeks before the wedding because that was the first time I had available.  It worked pretty well though.

Post # 8
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I had to do my trials six months in advance! We had a Destination Wedding, though, and the only time we could get to the town was at the 6-month mark. We met with all our vendors that weekend, and I did my trials. My hair/make-up artists said they actually preferred it because they do strictly weddings and they’re always busy in the summer/fall (I went in March).

BUT, if I had a choice, I would have gone in about two months beforehand.

Post # 9
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

6 weeks, and the first one turned out terribly so then I was really worried.  I went to Sephora and had them do a consultation.  That turned out much better.  I bought all the makeup they used on me and did my makeup myself on my wedding day.

Post # 10
1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m doing mine 2 months in advance.

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