Post # 1
My wedding is in early December and the team I’d like to do hair and makeup is (politely) suggesting that I should do a trial in August. Is this too early? My dress doesn’t arrive until October!
Do they simply want to lock in my date and get a deposit? Is this how it works? Obviously I don’t want them to get booked on my date, either!
What is the ‘right’ way to navigate this?
Thanks In Advance xo
Post # 2
That seems a bit early. I hated all the professional make up trials I went to – looked too caked on, and I had them 2 months and 1 months before, so there’s really no need to book so early unless you want a very popular make up artist who books up asap.
I ended up just opting to apply my own makeup. 🙂 I used the money I saved to buy some very nice make up palettes.
Post # 3
That does seem a tad early. I’m getting married on August 7th and I had my hair trial on June 24th, so only about a month and a half before my wedding.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2018- Stan Hywet Gardens
I plan on trials a month out from my wedding date.
Post # 5
Had you all BOOKED and confirmed your suppliers before the trials?
Post # 6
I recommend starting earlier because that’ll give you time to find someone else in case you are unhappy with the outcome, it doesn’t hurt to get one thing out of the way early on.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island
I don’t know where you’re from, but if I were getting married in December, I’d wait until much closer to the wedding since my skin is nice and tan now and I’ll get several shades paler by late fall/winter time. I’d assume you’d want to know that your makeup artist would be able to work with the correct skin tone.
Post # 8
I’m a December 18th bride and had my hair/makeup trial on the 10th of July. Having your trial early leaves room for consultation and tweaking as well as finding a new artist if things don’t go well.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
My hair stylist told me she wants to wait until 3-4 weeks before the wedidng so that my hair will be about the smale length and color as it will be for my wedding.
ETA: I have not put any money down, but she has it in her calendar.
Post # 10
I did two makeup trials over a year in advance. Booked my makeup artist over a year in advance. I’m waiting on hair, going to book it closer to the wedding because I don’t know what I want yet.
Post # 11
My wedding is in September and I had my hair and make-up trial done for my first bridal shower in June – it was nice to be all done up for those photos! I say do it earlier in case you need to do some tweaking or find someone else. Then you’ve got the time to do it and it’s not last minute.