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Prepping for a Bridal Trial

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

Yes, you read that right, there is such a thing as prepping for a bridal run! And thankfully if you are reading this, you will get the most out of your preview. So you are months away from your wedding day and you've finally decided that a trail run is a good idea, right? Right! And just in case you need a little more convincing, I'll reassure you on why you don't want to gamble on your big day on my next blog!

Now preparing for the trial won't be too hard as most girls have a checklist and Instagram folder already created, so don't stress this too much. Prepping yourself for your run through is a great idea because you will be able to walk away from your appointment feeling accomplished and confident all while looking like a million bucks IF you prep correctly. In order to get the most from your investment I suggest you do the following before your trial:


To fully explain your vision, you will need pictures! Photos will help extract what it is exactly that you are looking for. Providing your makeup artist (MUA) with pictures of your gown, hair and of the makeup will definitely make your appointment a successful one.

Not sure of what makeup look you are wanting? Turn to Instagram and Pinterest to get inspirational photos. Once you have a good broad selection, go through and find the similarities you like across the different photos to help narrow it down. What do they all have in common? Do you notice a winged liner in each photo, or a shimmer lid? Having a clear idea of the the details you like will help your makeup artist visualize your look as well, and, bring those inspirational photos to a reality!


During your trial you will be able to communicate with your MUA about your schedule and time yourselves. Some brides are not wanting a whole lot of glam while others do; the application will determine the amount of time your artist will need with you. Once your preview is complete you will have a better idea so that you can plan accordingly for your big day. Also, while you’re at your appointment figure out if you’ll be traveling to your hairstylist as well or if they’ll be coming to you. If you’re traveling to each artist, budget extra time for travel for the day of your wedding. You should also consider booking your trial on a special occasion like your bridal shower or bridal portraits so that you can see how your makeup photographs in different lighting.


Arrive to your bridal trail with a clean face and hair. As simple as this may sound, most brides to be are caught up in their daily schedules and forget to wash their hair and face. It is also possible that your trial falls on a day you are not planning on washing your hair. Whichever way, it is recommended to wash your hair the night before and also make sure that you moisturize your face as well.

And that finalizes my pointers on how to prepare for your bridal trail, I hope that I have helped out each and every future bride reading this blog! If so, please share this along to help out another Miss to Mrs!

Con mucho amor, Erika Lee

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