Okay, you are only a few months away from your wedding day. You have a gorgeous venue, the perfect dress, and all of the other venders sorted out. You think you’re ahead of the game, but you’re starting to second guess yourself. Is there something, even the smallest thing, that you’re missing?
Well, have you scheduled a trial run for both your hair and makeup? But wait, why would you add an “unnecessary” expense to your wedding budget? It sounds silly, I know, but think of the peace of mind you’ll have if you’re able to see how everything looks ahead of time! So scheduling an appointment for a test run sounds easy enough, right? Well yes, but sometimes brides aren’t sure what is necessary to bring/do for their consultations. Here are our top three tips of things to know for both during and leading up to your trials!
Have Your Accessories Ready
Plan on wearing a veil during your ceremony? Maybe reusing a timeless head band that your mother wore during hers? Make sure you bring these items to all of your trials, that way the stylists know exactly how to incorporate them into your hair designs. This will even give you a full perspective of exactly how everything will look as opposed to just assuming.
Bring Inspirational Photographs
Although these stylists know how to work their magic, they are not mind readers. There are hundreds of different designs you can do with both your hair and makeup and having a clear idea of what you envision ahead of time will avoid stress on the both of you.
Have Clean Hair and With No Products
Some people might assume that if you’re spending money for someone to do your hair the least that they could do is wash it, right? True. BUT we like to encourage brides to wash their hair the night before so it has the opportunity to regain some of its natural oils which will work in your favor! Additionally, put as little products on your face as possible (ideally none at all) since makeup tends to stick better that way.
Remember, these are only trials so if they do something that you don’t love be sure to be vocal about it! One of the worst things you can do is settle on something just because it looks “fine”. These are pictures and memories that are going to last a lifetime so make sure that you’re completely comfortable with how everything looks so there are no regrets later on down the road!