Post # 1
Would it be a bad idea to have my hair and makeup trial 2-3 days before the wedding?
I’m running very low on vacation time this year and I live three hours from where I’ll be getting married (it’s my hometown). I booked a very well reviewed local place for hair and make up and I don’t have any worries that I’ll feel like I need to change vendors. But I don’t think I’ll be able to make it home before the wedding, other than the weekend of my shower/bachelorette, which will be too busy. And I have no vacation time to take an extra day the weekend I am at home.
But I will be taking off Wednesday-Friday the week before the wedding, with the wedding on Sunday. I could go probably any of those 3 days during the week before things start to get really crazy with everyone coming into town. So is this ok, or a really bad idea?
Post # 3
Maybe if you know exactly what you want it should be fine.
However I was very glad I had my hair trial done in advance because I ended up having 3 hair trials (with 2 different people) before I was happy with the look I got.
My best friend does makeup for a living and she is doing my wedding makeup and doesn’t arrive until a week before the wedding but said she can do trials on me every night until then if I want so I am not worried about the short time between that trial and the wedding.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro
I think you’ll be fine, especially if you trust the vendor. I always saw the purpose of a trial as to try out a couple of different things to see which one you like for the big day, and you can certainly do that a couple of days out. 🙂
Post # 5
I clicked no because I thought of was answering the question of is 3 days before the wedding too late.
I don’t see anything wrong with doing it before the wedding and as long as they know what you want before the big day I don’t think it really matters if it’s the night before. I would recommend doing a hair trial. I had a very talented stylist and pictures of what I wanted and after she did exactly what I asked her to do, I realized I wanted to make minor changes.
Post # 6
I had mine the week of my wedding, but I also had a back-up plan just in case I wasn’t happy. For make up, I got a free makeover at Sephora and then bought all the products that were used that I liked, so that if it didn’t work out I could do it myself. My make-up turned out well, but I ended up liking my foundation from Sephora better than the one the stylist used, so on the day of I asked her to use that instead. It all ended up working out just fine
Post # 7
@roxy821: Sorry, I really messed up the thread title/poll. I appreciate everyone’s responses.
Post # 8
@Future MrsB: I think if you know what you are going for it should be no problemo! just keep in mind you will have to be stern and let the hair dresser and make up artist know how little time you have! My good friend ran into this problem and maybe it’s an actual benefit because you can rest assured the few days before your wedding that the trial went well…I’m sure you’ll look beautiful either way!
Post # 9
@Future Mrs. B- Don’t be sorry, if only I read it all first 😉
Post # 10
I didnt have a trial at all.. But I did go in to the salon and had a consult with the stylist and had already seen her work. I wanted a very simple up do so it worked out for me. If its something straight forward and simple then it should be fine but if you want a unique style and havent worked with that stylist before then I wouldnt leave it until the wedding week
Post # 11
I had a destination wedding so I had no choice but to have it 3 days before the wedding, and it was fine. I don’t think it matters how far in advance you have it, just that you have enough time to go over everything, switch things if it’s not working, try something new, etc. I had a very specific vision of what I wanted my hair to look like, and even then we had to go through some trial and error before we could get it right.
As long as you trust the hairdresser, you will be fine.