Weddings are more important for the women than for men, despite what everyone says or thinks! We don’t mean emotionally but in terms of the effort that goes behind organising everything down to the tiniest detail. Alongside all that, the bride has to also pick our her dress, shoes, jewellery and the whole package. This process can be quite frustrating and cumbersome if you don’t have a system. We have some solutions to ensure a smooth sailing trial run.
Why do you need a Trial Run?
Like everything else, i.e, the decor, caterers, flowers etc. the bride’s outfit is also of utmost importance because it is the most significant day of her life. Everything has to be perfect and we know that perfection only comes after trial and error! Trial runs for makeup, hair, dress and shoes will help the bride put together a harmonious look for her special day.
What do you need for a Trial Run?
That can only be answered by some of the best in the industry! A team work of the makeup and hairstylist and the bride is certain to achieve the ideal look for the wedding. Makeup Artist Jasmine Petrou prefers taking her entire kit of contents for trial runs because ‘every bride has a different style’ and she couldn’t be more right.
Another thing to remember is the overall theme of the wedding including the flowers as well as the bridesmaids’ dress and it all needs to be compatible with the bride’s outfit. Yvette Van Schie recommends the bride to bring some photos of her dress, shoes, jewellery, flowers, maids’ dresses etc. to the trial run to understand the theme of the wedding and incorporate that into her makeup and hair.
The brides are always advised to come with a clean and moisturised face for the makeup trial so the artist can determine the prep according to the skin type. Jennifer Perellie takes out the time to answer some skin care related issues that the bride may have and also talks to them about other aspects of the wedding to understand the look and feel of it all.
Having a premeditated idea of what you want is good but Hannah Bush prefers her brides to come to trials with an open mind and a positive attitude. She says, “Trial Runs are not intended to be perfect” (hence the term trial). A trial helps the stylists understand the bride’s needs and personality. Hannah also slyly mentions that bringing along some friends and a little champagne never hurts!
Nisha Lagana and Kristin Collins have a similar view and process as above but they definitely encourage the bride to bring along some inspiration images since explaining and understanding these verbally can be very difficult. They find trial runs as one of the most exciting parts of organising a wedding because this is when you get to play around with different hairstyles and makeup. Like your own little dress-up session!
Hairstyle is a very crucial part of the trial run according to Sara Bollati. The hairstylists need to determine whether the bride needs extensions, highlights and/or accessories for her hair type and style in order to help turn her vision of the hairstyle into a reality. Having the perfect hairstyle is like a cherry on top of the cake.
Storme Webster‘s process is all of the above but the one thing she stresses upon is trust. It is important for the bride to trust her stylist to help create the most flattering look for her. Storme ensures that during the trial runs, she understands the bride’s overall vision, look and feel of the wedding. These important aspects inspire her to create a look for the bride in which she feels more comfortable yet confident, because after all it is HER day!
Have a beautiful wedding!
We hope these tips will help you organise your trial runs. An efficient trial run can make a huge difference to your confidence and can give you a head start on your schedule. Stay ahead of the game for that fabulous wedding!