Post # 1
My brain has stopped functioning, it’s either due to an overload of Four Weddings last night or the fact that it’s Friday afternoon after a very long week, eithe way – I need your help to think clearly!
I’ve found a makeup artist who seems good on paper (nice pics on her website, in my price range) and I’m keen to get her booked. But before I book her I want to see if she’s any good in real life. So my question is, should I have a trial in December or January just to test her out – and then have a second trial closer to the wedding? Or is that overkill and a waste of money?
The makeup artist said she’s happy to do two trials but that it’s not really necessary, most brides just have one trial a couple of months before the wedding. But I’m worried that if I don’t like her work I’ll have to find a new makeup artist just a few months before the big day.
Am I being overly careful, should I just skip having a trial now and wait until April next year? Or should I pay the extra $70 and have a first trial now?
Post # 3
you only need one trial. go ahead and do the trial in december, and then decide whether or not to book her if you’re worried about someone else taking your date.
Post # 4
Personally, Im probably going to do my hair and makeup trial whenever I have free time : ) I don’t think it “has to be ” at a certain point in time. Typically its when your one or two months out from the wedding but If your feeling nervouse and would rather do it sooner, what harm can come from that? 🙂
Post # 5
I just had my hair and make up trial last night! Our wedding is 29 days away.
I was a little nervous going in since I have so much hair and don’t really wear make up but it ended up being a great experience and I am so excited to be having her do it for my wedding day!
Post # 6
Thanks for the input! I guess there is no need to do two trials, I think I’ll just book one trial for May (wedding 2 July) and if it turns out to be a disaster I’ll either find someone else or do my own makeup.
By then I’ll hopefully have a much better idea of what kind of look I want as well. At this point I don’t have either a dress or or a hair dresser so it’s probably premature to do the makeup trial.
Anyone else suffer from similar over-planning symptoms? I found myself thinking about napkin rings on the way to work this morning, think it’s time to get a life haha!
Post # 7
I had my hair trial 2 months before my wedding
Post # 8
@The Unsuspecting Bride:
im a total over-planner. I try to make myself do other activities and distract myself from wedding stuff. Doesnt always work. I was laying in bed last night thinking about centerpieces and chair covers and table runners when i should have been asleep lol.