I usually allow several hours for the trial depending upon how many members of the bridal party there are.  The trial usually takes much longer than it will actually take on the day of the wedding.

When I arrive for your Trial, we will initially spend some time discussing the type of look that you are going for.  We look at the pictures you have selected and also go through my different stylebooks.  We also look at your veil & Tiara/headdress (if you’re having them) as these and the type of hair you have, can sometimes limit the kind of style that we should be looking at.  I also like to see pictures of your wedding dress, as this can sometimes help push us in the right direction as well, i.e. Fifties style short dress, Boho, maybe Hollywood style glamour etc.  Its also good to do the trial in a bright room with lots of natural light, as this helps immensely with the make-up.  Its also nice to have a table & a large mirror to hand as well.

When we’ve decided on the types of style to go for, I usually ask you to wait until both Hair and make-up is finished before you have a look, so you can get an idea of the finished result.  I usually take pictures with a digital camera throughout the trial (and also on the wedding day!)  This also helps us both remember what the final look is for the wedding day and I am also more than happy to email these on to you!

Finally, once I have finished with the whole of the bridal party, I will advise you of the time I shall arrive on the wedding day, and who shall be needed first and in what order.  I will also need to know what time you car is arriving for you and if you are having a photographer/videographer to the house to take pictures of the Bridal Prep, what time they will be arriving.

If you require me to get additional make-up for you to do touch-ups yourself during the day, I am more than happy to arrange that for you.  Alternatively, I can advise you and you can purchase these items yourself.

Please note:  I fully advise all members of the bridal party to have a make up trial.  If any members of the Bridal Party decide not to have a trial, I reserve the right to refuse to do their make-up, and a surcharge may be made payable.  They will also be required to sign a disclaimer for insurance purposes.