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The Importance of a Bridal Trial

We all know that the day of your wedding will be one of the most memorable and cherished days of you life. What we neglect to mention are the months leading up to the big day that are filled with cakes tastings, venue hunting, trips to the florist, engagement shoots, and the list goes on. And yes those pieces of the puzzle are important, but many brides skip over the equally important task of booking a wedding makeup trial. Booking a wedding makeup and/ or hair trial falls in the ‘Top 5 Important Things To Do’ list. And in planning everything else, this is the one thing brides typically tend to overlook.

So what is the importance of a bridal trial?

It allows you and the makeup artist to not only be formally acquainted, but also allows you to evaluate their professionalism, gauge their work, and also tests just how well you two vibe. Let’s face it, we wouldn’t want an unprofessional makeup artist who does not only doesn’t get along with you and your party, but also does a sub-par job on makeup and hair.

Instead of stressing about your exact look on your big day, booking a wedding trial give you the freedom to tweak and perfect your final look BEFOREHAND. This means, finding the right foundation and the right foundation shade, find which false lashes (if any) works best for you, and how the makeup and hair will last throughout the day (after the trial).

It’s one less thing to worry about. Because you’ve went through with your trial, now everything is spelled out for the big day. This will give you peace of mind and lets you concentrate on other things.

 

How to Prepare

Bridal makeup trial

+ I recommend having inspiration photos of the makeup looks you love. Be sure the model's skin tone is similar to your own.
+ Have photos of your dress, hair inspiration and wedding mood board so we may discuss the overall aesthetic of what you are trying to achieve.
+ If you have a favorite makeup product (lipstick, blush, eyeshadow, etc) so I can get an idea of the colors you feel confident in.
+ Come with a clean face if possible.

Bridal hair trial

+ I recommend having inspiration photos of the makeup looks you love. Be sure the model's hair color is similar to your own.
+ Have photos of your dress, makeup inspiration and wedding mood board so we may discuss the overall aesthetic of what you are trying to achieve.
+ Veil, headpiece or hair jewelry (if you have any)
+ Clip in hair extensions if you plan to use it on the day or just want to experiment.
+ Come with clean, dry hair if possible (additional fee will apply if blow-out is needed).

Additional Bridal Trial Scheduling Details

Because life/work balance is so important, bridal trials are only booked Mondays – Thursdays from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Fridays – Sundays are reserved for weddings (and family time).

If you would like to book your bridal trial on a Friday – Sunday, an additional +$50 surcharge will apply on top of the stated trial fees.

If you would like to book your bridal trial on a Holiday or a Holiday Weekend, an additional +$75 surcharge will apply on top of the stated trial fees.

The nature of my business requires me to put my brides first on their wedding day. Please understand that me and my Artist(s) reserve the right to reschedule a bridal trial that is scheduled on a Friday – Sunday, as those day(s) are reserved for weddings first.

If you like what you see, I would love the opportunity to connect and learn more about your wedding.
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