My favorite thing about bridal trials is seeing someone go from skeptical and nervous about what their experience will be to hugging me when leaving their appointment. A lot of my brides have never had professional makeup before, or they just are not sure what to expect from their own trial experience. Hopefully if you are reading this as a future bride this will help you to know what to expect and settle any nerves you may have.
My trials are laid back. I let everyone know up front that I am there to serve them, and my feelings are never hurt if we need to make adjustments. The trial is a time to try what you envision your wedding day hair and makeup.
I know coming to your trial can be nerve wrecking. Meeting someone new who is going to work very closely with you on your one and only wedding day is a new experience for most people.
Expect to be asked questions. Even after someone shows me photos of inspiration, I still ask them questions. Sometimes what I see and what you see may be slightly different. I notice the small details in styles and makeup looks so I will be sure to ask detailed questions to make sure we are on the same page.
Timing and number of styles
I always plan for a longer time at the trial because we are talking about details and taking photos at the end of the trial. You can expect the trial to take more time than the wedding day services. Although I never am against trying multiple styles, I do try to limit the number of hair styles to two. After messing with the hair for more than 2 styles, the texture begins to look less pretty. I have had brides schedule for two trial if they need to come back to see a third or fourth style. It is okay if you need to go through that process. Some of my brides needed to do that before committing to just one hair style. I get it, there are a lot of options out there!
Expect to be Honest
Honesty is a very important part of your hair and makeup trial. If the stylist (or I) says something during the consultation that does not sound to be in line with your vision, speak up. This is the time to make sure what your have shown and explained has translated to what the stylist is going to execute. Expect that you may want to adjust the look your stylist executes, and that is okay!
Expect to leave excited! I hope each part of the wedding planning process leaves you excited to be one step close to celebrating your love and future with your family and friends.
I always love seeing my brides leave the studio excited because they know they will feel like the best version of themselves on the wedding day.
Until next time ~ Stay Radiant!