Let’s face it—the last thing you need on your special day is even more stress. After countless hours of planning and preparing, your wedding day should be as fun and worry-free as possible. And one great way to take a bit of that weight off your shoulders is by going in for a bridal preview. Instead of leaving your hair and beauty looks to chance, setting up appointments with your chosen beauty professionals ahead of time can save you some of that stress and give you confidence in your look before your big day arrives.
Here are some reasons you may want to consider saying “I do” to a bridal makeup and hair trial.
One of the primary (and probably most important) reasons to schedule a bridal preview is to create total confidence in your hair and makeup vision for the big day. Getting that expert advice beforehand can end up saving you a lot of stress (that you’ll definitely want to avoid when it comes to the day of!).
Your preview is also a great opportunity to try out your look with your dress and jewelry to make sure everything is cohesive and perfectly aligns with your vision. You may even want to consider bringing your friends and/or family along for multiple opinions.
Your first bridal preview is a great way to get some one-on-one time with the professionals before your wedding day arrives. This also allows you to get an idea of what to expect from them on the day of and what they expect from you in turn!
With a pre-wedding makeup and hair trial, you’re allowed the time to sit with your artists and really work out the exact look you’re after. You may not have the time to discuss the finer details (for example, foundation finish, eyeliner shape, lashes, etc.) when working on that strict wedding day time frame. But this fine-tuning of your look beforehand will likely give you peace of mind, and most importantly, result in a look that’s tailor-made to your preferences. While at your preview, you may also want to consider discussing the looks you’d like for the bridesmaids, mother of the bride, or other members of your wedding party. This is your time to really create your wedding day beauty game plan.
Another advantage of meeting with your beauty professional early is to get a head start on prepping your skin for the big day. Any makeup artist will tell you that when your skin is in its best possible state, your makeup is going to look better and last better. The same thing goes for hair care! This your time to ask for recommendations on the best hair care and skincare steps to have you looking your best when the wedding day arrives. Overall, it’s beyond a worthy investment in getting prepared for the big day.
One great thing about a bridal preview that you may not have considered is that it’s a useful time for your beauty professionals as well! Are your curls falling out? Is your face getting shiny after just a few hours? A great beauty professional can make note of these observations and make changes going forward that will ensure you look your best all day/night long. Your artists also have the advantage of getting to work on the same face and hair twice, as this allows them to get familiar with your particular features and further refine your look.
Your bridal preview is also incredibly useful for working out your wedding schedule, as you have the opportunity to see how long it takes the artists to complete your look and make adjustments as necessary. This can help you avoid any possible time crunches and further streamline the wedding planning process.
Be sure to prep your skin before arriving. This means drinking plenty of water, exfoliating, and following your skincare and haircare regimens so that you have the perfect blank canvas for the artists to work with. You may even want to consider bringing in a few of your favorite beauty products. Wearing products that you know look great on you can give you an extra boost of confidence on your big day.
You might want to break out your wedding dress for the after the preview, but for the appointment itself, be sure to go for a white top (bonus points for one that has a similar neckline to your wedding dress). This will help you get the best visualization of the entire look. Also, don’t forget to bring any hair accessories and jewelry you’re planning on wearing.
Be sure to mention to your artists any extra beauty services you’ll be needing before the wedding day, and consider them when planning your hair and makeup looks. This could include eyebrow treatments, hair coloring, manicures and pedicures, or tanning. Your beauty professionals may even be able to hook you up with their best recommendations!
So, with all of these advantages, shouldn’t every bride be looking to book a bridal preview?
For some brides-to-be, scheduling for extra beauty services, or the added cost may add even more stress to their wedding planning journey. If you’re 100% confident in the skills of your beauty professionals or aren’t picky with your makeup and hair looks, handing the reigns over to the experts may be what works best for you.
As you can see, there are so many reasons why a bridal preview can be incredibly important in making your wedding day beauty dreams a reality. Whether it’s seeing how your makeup and hair services will fit into your time frame, learning how to best prep your hair and skin, or simply fine-tuning your dream look, collaborating with your beauty professionals ahead of time can ensure that your wedding hair and makeup are exactly as you envision and that no unwelcome surprises arise when it comes to the big day. Inquire to book your preview with us!
Photographer: Ronnie Lee Photography
Venue: Loft Garden Oasis
Beauty: Beauty En Route