Hello my beauties! Wedding season is officially here! As planning your wedding is such a big endeavour, planning your wedding “look” is just as important! All brides want to ensure that they look their absolute best as photographs of this memorable event are going to be cherished for years to come! With that said, one key element that the bride should be well-prepared for is makeup. At Pro Makeup Coach, we highly suggest that every bride partake in a Bridal Trial to ensure that the bride is getting the look they want on their big day!
This week, I thought it would be a good idea to do a post all about Bridal Trials. What to expect, how you should prepare and what to do afterwards.
What is a Bridal Trial?
A Bridal Trial is where the bride gets to meet the makeup artist, discuss what sort of look they may have envisioned (not every bride knows exactly what look they want, and that is totally okay!), and test out a bridal look.
By having a Bridal Trial, the bride can see how the makeup holds up, whether they would want to tweak anything for the Big Day and become comfortable with their makeup artist. The day of the wedding can be very stressful and making sure that your makeup is one less stress you have to worry about on your Big Day is ideal!
How to Get the Most Out of Your Bridal Trial
Here are some tips to keep in mind for your Bridal Trial:
- Wear white – if you are wearing white on the Big Day, why not wear white to your Bridal Trial to see how it compliments the colour?
- Decide what bridal style/look you want (dramatic, soft, colours, lashes, smokey eye, bold lip, etc.)
- Find images of makeup looks that inspire you (makeup artists appreciate this so much as it helps narrow down exactly what the bride is looking for)
- False lashes – yay or nay?
- Ask questions! Don’t be shy – the makeup artists will be asking you a bunch of questions so do not hesitate to ask your own!
- Remember that it is YOUR day! If you want to change something or don’t like something, speak up! As a makeup artist, we want to ensure that your are happy with your look.
- Determine timing – the makeup artist will want to know how many people intend on having their makeup done on the Big Day so that they can ensure they plan enough time accordingly
- Take a bunch of pictures in different lighting and at different angles – You will want to ensure that your makeup holds up throughout the day. After the trial, make sure to take plenty of photos and see what the makeup looks like in natural and artificial lighting.
- Remember, this is wedding makeup – Many brides look in the mirror after a trial and feel like the makeup may be too much (however, of course if the bride wants less, that can be done!) I always remind the brides that:
- Wedding Makeup is much different than everyday makeup as it is heavier (one word: photos); and,
- Most people aren’t going to be standing two inches from your face where they are holding the mirror.
Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life so of course, you want to ensure that you are not only comfortable with your makeup artist, but that you have confidence in them as well. A Bridal Trial is the perfect way to ensure that you get the look you want on your Big Day!