Planning a wedding is a lot of hard work. You have so much to organise and do in preparation for your big day. As a new bride you may wonder do I need a wedding hair and makeup trial? Or should you wing it on the day and hope for the best. We get a lot of brides asking us if they should have a wedding hair and makeup trial or not. After working in the industry for many years, we have had many brides have a trial and many that have not. It is a very personal choice and may be a hard one to decide on. At the end of the day it is your big day and so we explain why it is a good idea to have one.

You meet your makeup and hair stylist before:

First of all, having a wedding hair and makeup trial will give you the opportunity to get to know your artist before the wedding day. This will give you a chance to get to know the person that you will be spending the morning with. If you don’t get along with your hair and makeup artists, it might mean that you might feel a little bit uncomfortable on the morning. You want an artist that listens to your needs and wants for the morning of your special day. Your wedding day is such a big event and there will be lots of nerves running and you may get a little stressed. So it’s great to have peace of mind that you feel comfortable with your makeup and hair stylist.

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No surprises to what you will look like:

Yes, everyone loves a good surprise but the last thing you want is an awful one of disliking what the end result may be. By having a wedding hair and makeup trial it will ease your nerves and makes things easier on the day. When your makeup and hair stylist arrives they will know exactly what they are doing. And you will know what to expect in the way you will look.

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Save time and enjoy:

It’s also a massive time saver. If you have already had a wedding hair and makeup trial then you would have worked out the exact look you are after. There shouldn’t need to be time wasted on correcting the look. The makeup and hair stylist will also know all the finer details on what they are doing for the rest of the bridal party and mums.

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If you don’t like something adjust it at the trial:

Another great reason to have a wedding hair and makeup trial is if you don’t like something you can easily adjust it. The last thing you want is to be trying to change the look on the day. If you are not real sure about your eye makeup or hair style, you have the time to discuss with them what you would like to change. This means that on the wedding day, they know what they’re doing rather than trying to make changes on the wedding day.

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Having a wedding hair and makeup trial will help make the day run smoothly. It is a personal preference and at the end of the day up to you as a bride. If you choose to have one that’s great and if you don’t that is also fine.