Post # 1
How far in advance should I book the hair/make-up trial for? I gotta plan a lil in advance because everything is out of town for me. I’m the girl that does stuff way early but I don’t wanna do that here because I have no clue how much of a turn over they have with staff and I’d rather do the trial with a person who is definitely gonna be employed there by then, ya know?
Post # 3
Well, it depends on when you can get to where your make-up/hair people/person is. I personally wouldn’t do it any closer to one month before the wedding and two weeks before is probably ideal.
Post # 4
So you think I should do it a month before? Or 2 weeks? Or not that close? I’m a lil confused, its probably my cold that’s making things harder to understand lol.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
I’m doing mine 6 months in advance. which is completely horrible and not recommended, but it’s the only time I’ll be in town beforehand…
A month or so before would probably be best..enough time to evaluate your options, and close enough that the stylist will still remember you..what worked and what didn’t..etc.
Post # 6
Jennifer: You and I are sorta in the same situation — going from the city to upstate. I’m going to start looking for salons really early because I’m going to need them to accomodate like a dozen people. And then I figure I’ll go up on my second-to-last “home” visit before the wedding (so maybe like 2-3 months before) to do a trial in case anything goes wrong, I have that extra visit to work it out. I usually only go upstate once every few months, but with the wedding, I’ll probably be up there constantly.
As for makeup, I’ll probably do something similar. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to try and find a salon that does makeup as well, or hire a separate MUA to come to my mom’s house.
We should definitely share ideas on who we’re looking at/who we find since we’re both looking in the same area!
Post # 7
I’m getting married in three weeks, and I did mine in July. I like to be well-prepared.
Post # 8
I already booked my hair/makeup person but I won’t be doing the trial until a month or two before the wedding. My date is popular so I needed to make sure I can cross that off my list 🙂
Post # 9
I did mine last month? So two months out??
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe
I did mine 6 months before hand. It gave us time to work out any kinks.
Post # 11
Hmm.. things to think about.
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Post # 12
Sorry, what I meant is that if you could do it two weeks before hand that would be idea, but anywhere in the month before hand should work nicely. This is assuming you’ve already found the salon you plan on going to (which I would choose a few months ahead of time).
I get how it’s nice to have things figured out, but I feel doing it too far in advance isn’t that great of an idea since your hair/skin tone (tanning) can change making things look different.
Post # 13
I agree that it is best to do the trial within a month or so of your wedding. In your situation however it would not hurt to do some research and narrow down the salon or makeup artist you are interested in and leave a deposit so that they will hold the date for you. If it is someone good and you like their portfolio then there should be no trouble in waiting to work out the makeup look 4 weeks out.
I just had a situation in which I did a trial for a bride back in August, and her wedding is in December. Since then her hair color has changed and she decided on a different look, so she just had another trial.
Post # 14
I think I’m doing mine super early, but I didn’t want to book without a trial.. so I’m getting married in October of 2010, and I’m having my trial in mid-November (in like two weeks).
Post # 15
I did mine three weeks ago because one I like to be super prepared and two because I didn’t want to book anyone without knowing what I’d lok like before putting a deposit. I think that if you want to put a deposit on someone then you need to be able to know what you’re getting into since most of the time the deposit is non-refundable.
Post # 16
I did mine about 6 weeks out and it worked out great.