One of the questions that I hear often is "do I really need a trial?" and I guess you could book a makeup artist and a hair stylist, but that would be like buying your wedding dress, without having a chance to get it altered.
A bridal preview isn't just about getting hair and makeup done, it's also about getting to know the people that you are trusting to get you looking and feeling amazing on your wedding day. How awful would it be to get to your big day and not be compatible with your stylists?
So what happens at a bridal preview?
The bridal preview is where we will first meet , sit down and have a cup of coffee and talk about what styles or looks you like, and then try them out to see what suits you. We'll spend 1.5 - 2 hours on your makeup look, until you find the PERFECT one, so that there are no surprises on your special day. If I'm doing your hair as well, this is when we'll be testing out hairstyles, so we can see what needs to be done, and what I've got in my bag of tricks to have it looking amazing.
Is there anything that I can do to prepare?
Yes please! C
Wear a white or ivory top, similar to what you will be wearing on the day. Drink lots of water in the days leading up to your bridal preview , and use a hydrating mask the night before if you have one, to make sure that your skin is hydrated.
If you are having a facial or waxing have this done at least 5 days before the bridal preview , as products can affect the way that makeup appears (this is the same for the wedding day too).
What happens if the look I like doesn't suit me?
This sometimes happens, and that's one of the reasons a preview is so important. Don't worry though - we'll be able to work on the look until you love it.
When should we book the bridal preview for?
I recommend booking a bridal preview a few months before your wedding date. You'll need to have decided on some of the finer details before you can make a decision on style so that the entire look is cohesive.
So we've done the bridal preview , now what?
Once you love what we've created I'll take photos of the look so that we can recreate it for your wedding day. Once your contract has been signed and the retainer deposited, that's it - you're booked in! If you have any questions at all you can call me or email me at any time, I'm always ready to help.
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