Post # 1
I wanted to book someone to do my makeup (& maybe the moms & BMs might get in on it too). The big day is in October. I emailed this one (I kept seeing her name on the local boards) and she said that she is free on our date and wanted to know when I wanted to set up the trial. I have no idea how I want my make up done yet. I guess I have to do the trial before I book her – right?
How early did you do your trial? Did you do more than one? How early did you book your make up person?
Post # 3
I am kind of wondering the same thing. My date is April 2–less than 90 days–and I still feel like it’s too early to do a makeup trial. I was kinda thinking maybe one month out?
Post # 4
vanillabean: I’m 9/24/11 and i booked my trial for end of February. Far out – yes, but the artist is pregnant and is taking April/May off. The way I see it though, the earlier I do a trial, the more time I have to keep looking if I dont like her work.
I know that plenty of people will say that things are being worked on “too early” or you have “so much time” (i get that sometimes), but the way I see it, there are SO many things that go into the planning process. If there are things that are easy to get out of the way…why not? Less stress later when it starts to really add up!
Post # 6
My wedding was December 31, and I had my first make-up and hair trial on December 3. Earlier totally would have been fine though!
Post # 7
Seconding what capebride said. I had a makeup trial that I really didn’t like, and now I’m scheduling two more. I’m 4 months away from my wedding, but why should it matter? Just one less thing I’ll have to worry about when things really hit the fan. Also, good makeup artists get booked early, like everything else, so the sooner you have your trial, the sooner you can book them.
Post # 8
@vanillabean: We’re date twins! 🙂 I went ahead and booked my make-up artist without getting my trial first. I’m going to get my trial around 6 months out, that way I still have more time if I hate it…however I’ve seen a lot of her work so I doubt that’ll happen, which is why I was comfrotable enough with booking before I actually got the trial.
Post # 9
Make-up artists I know usually will do a trial for you to see if you like them and their work before you book them and then will do a second trial a few weeks prior to the wedding to figure out the exact look for the wedding and I’ve never seen them charge for the trials.