Post # 1
My June 2015 wedding seems to be approaching rapidly! I noticed the other day in my calendar book that my MUA recommended a trial around 6 months prior to our wedding….which would mean the end of December!
This felt awfully soon. My hair stylist doesn’t recommend a trial until a month before the wedding.
How far before the wedding was your makeup trial? Your hair trial?
I’m worried that if I do it this early they won’t even remember me! I know they write everything down, but it still just seems so early!
Post # 2
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
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
Post # 4
I had my makeup trail 2 weeks before the wedding.
Post # 5
LVoeBride: Oh that’s a great point! I didn’t even think of that. I sort of just assumed I would like the girl because I really dig her work! Really glad to hear it turned out for you, though 🙂
foreverlovex: Good to know, thanks! I was worried even just about booking a MUA. I called over one year in advance and a few of my top choices were taken. Luckily, I was able to snag my current MUA who was another top choice of mine!
jenilynevette: It sounds like you’re more my pace – haha!
Post # 6
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
Mine was about 2 weeks before the big day!
Post # 8
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 # 9
RedWine13: Oh that’s so smart to have it done the day of your bach! I bet you looked great!
MrsPierce2014: Yeah, that’s about my speed, haha.
serendipityz: So smart! I don’t think we’re doing an engagement shoot or anything. I’m almost tempted to do it on a day I won’t seem him so it’s a big surprise. He’s such a romantic and wants to know nothing about my look before the big day. I was suprised he let me show him my shoes!
Post # 10
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 # 11
RedWine13: This is a great point, thanks! I’m typically not a tanner, but I would have never even considered that! Good to know for anyone else who is also trying to schedule a makeup trial. Thanks!
Post # 12
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
I had both the hair and make-up trial the day before the wedding! But worked out great and no regrets!
Post # 14
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
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.