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What Not to Skip – Hair and Makeup Trials

As a bride there are a lot of choices you need to make throughout your planning process and often your decision is influenced by your budget and wanting to keep your total wedding costs down. I am one of those wedding planners who is super practical and will be the first to tell you to cut the things that are unnecessary, but you will never ever hear me tell you to skip out on the hair and makeup trial! This trial run is an added cost but is totally worth it, and in my opinion it is practically a necessity.

You want to look radiant on your wedding day so take the time to meet with your stylists to practice what your hair and makeup will be on your big day. During this trial you can try a few different hair styles and your stylist can get used to your veil and how it is best positioned in your hair. And when it comes to makeup you can see the difference between a natural look and a dramatic look to be able to decide which is going to be best for you. And above all of this the trial is a great opportunity for you to get to know your stylists better so that on wedding day you are sitting in front of someone you know and trust.

There are some amazing stylists in the Capital Region and all of the ones I have ever works with offer trials so take them up on it! And if you time it right you can even make plans with some girl friends that evening so you can go out and show off your fancy new look!

Photos by Tracey Buyce Photography
Makeup artist shown in both photos is from Amy Elizabeth Makeup Artist. Top photo is Jessica Sheridan and bottom photo is Amy Elizabeth.
Hair stylist in bottom photo is Olenka from Above and Beyond Hair Studio

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