Post # 1
I’m getting married in my home town, across the country from where I live now. I need to do my hair and makeup trial there, obviously, but I can’t decide when to do it. My two options are: Labor Day weekend (2 months before the wedding, when I’m having my bridal shower, though they’re closed on the actual day of my shower) or when I fly in that week, just 2-3 days before the wedding. I would think that closer to the wedding is better, so we remember what looked good, etc., but is it cutting it too close? I don’t know anything about their makeup, but I’ve gotten my hair cut there in the past and like how they do my hair, so I’m not too worried about needing to find a whole other salon if things go poorly.
What do you think? Is it better closer to the wedding, or further in advance? Thanks!
Post # 2
wedo016 : I’m in a similar position to this–I live in Texas, but I’m getting married in Michigan!
It kind of depends on how nervous you are about it, and whether you anticipate having a lot of other things to do in town before the event. Doing it Labor Day gives you extra time to think about how you feel about it (and time to get a second trial before the wedding if anything goes awry). You’d also be able to check it off the list as one less thing to do in the short days prior to your wedding.
However, if you feel pretty comfortable with your stylist(s), and won’t have anything left to take care of in those few days, it might be nice to get it down close to the date so everything is fresh.
Either could work–depends on your comfort!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
I will be having my hair and make up trial one month before our wedding
Post # 4
I have my hair and makeup trial on Sunday and my wedding is 10/8. She usually recommends the month before the wedding but she was booked that month so we are doing it 2 months early. I’m pretty easy to please but I wanted to make sure my hair piece looks good and have time to get a new one if I don’t like this one.
Post # 5
- Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond
I would do it when you fly in for the shower. While you can’t have it for that day- which is what I did, it’ll give you more time to make changes if need be. We did some tweaking in that time and I’m much happier with my day of versus my shower/practice run (hair and make-up) .
Just be sure to take photos from lots of different angles.