Bridal Trials can be stressful. I mean after all, this is your wedding day look we're talking about! But, let's pause right there. This is going to be one of the most fun parts of planning your wedding!! How often do you get your hair and makeup done? If you're a regular ol' person like me, probably not too often. This is your chance to get treated like a celebrity, go out to dinner after and take lots of selfies.
This is also your chance to meet your artist and chat about all of the fun details! Let's chat a bit about how makeup you hate can lead to an awesome trial and you looking and feeling your best yet.
What is a bridal trial?
A bridal trial is when you sit down with your artist about 2 months before your wedding and come up with a collaborative wedding day look for your makeup and hair! We go over different styles that you're interested in and what will be best for your wedding day. We take into consideration the season, the temperature, the location and of course, the dancing.
If you're stressing out about being prepared for your trial, make sure to check out our past blog post, How to rock your bridal trial! This should calm your nerves a bit.
How do I figure out what I like and don't like?
There are a few things to consider here! Let's start with how you feel comfortable most days of your life. Do you like to wear your hair down or do you like to wear your hair up and out of your face? Now, how about for special events? Do you get a headache when it is all up? Do you get annoyed when your dancing and your hair starts to get all sweaty?
Although your wedding day is going to be a seriously different kind of special event, you really don't want to go into the day feeling uncomfortable in any way. Whether that be your dress, your lipstick or your lashes. Just because you think a style looks absolutely gorgeous on a model on Instagram, doesn't mean that you will love it on yourself. You shouldn't have to worry about feeling uncomfortable or fidgeting with your style all day. So that means taking all of these little details into consideration.
Next, let's talk about past events. Have you gotten your makeup and hair done for a wedding previously? Was there something that you really didn't feel comfortable in? Make notes of these things as other friends are getting married and you'll be in the clear for your own wedding!
This is so important! Perception is everything, especially in such an artistic field. Dark eyeshadow to you might be pretty neutral for the artist your working with. The level of intensity could change your look from being rustic and farm-girl to formal and chic.
Make sure to create a board on Pinterest with makeup and hair looks that you're interested in. You can create separate boards within these boards that is specifically for looks that you can't stand. These pictures will be out of your feed from the looks you do like but will be perfect when it comes time to sit down with your artist!
Shouldn't we just focus on what I like?
Of course, it is really important to have a pretty good idea of the look you love! I really believe that it is just as important to make notes of things that you hate about different hair and makeup looks too.
Can't stand winged eyeliner? Throw it on the list.
Can't stand high volume? Throw it on the list.
Can't stand heavy lashes? Throw it on the damn list, girl.
When we are going through your application, we remember all of these little details! If you really want your eyes to pop, but don't want a-lot of darkness around them then we know that we have to use our magic tricks to make them pop in other ways. We are the magicians that find the balance between what you love and what you hate.
You can do this!
You don't need to be a makeup guru to know what you want to look like. Having all of these little details put together into one look will give you the confidence in knowing that you are communicating exactly what you are looking for to your artist and that they will nail it! They will be able to create a stunning look that is balanced for what you are looking to achieve and what will be realistic for your special day with these details!