Buffalo + Rochester Indie Weddings: Buffalo Bridal Beauty: Your Wedding Day Trial Checklist!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Buffalo Bridal Beauty: Your Wedding Day Trial Checklist!

Elizabeth Dugan, a Buffalo Indie Weddings member, has been a hairstylist and makeup artist for 15 years in the Buffalo area. She offers day-of bridal concierge services, and works out of Teez Salon and Day Spa!
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{Nickel City Studios}

You have a vision in your head of what you would like to look on your big day, now is the time to meet with your Beauty Artist to discuss, get creative and let the magic begin. Working with brides for more than 15 years, I strongly encourage a Beauty Trial to create your wedding day beauty theme and ensure you'll have the most beautiful and customized look for you! 




I find it beneficial to book your trial 2 months before your wedding. Your hair and skin will be most similar to what it will be like on the wedding day.  I find that great days to have your trial are shower days, dress fitting days, and engagement photos….. why not get some use out of getting all dolled up!

A few key things to bring with you and how to arrive to your trial would be 
*Photos of your dress
* Hair and makeup inspiration photos you may have that you love, a few that you don't love
* Any headpieces, veils or hair accessories
*Your everyday lipstick color
*Clean and dry hair (we can dirty it up need be!) Sometimes "dirty hair" can loose volume and be a little too slippery to hold a style.
*Your everyday face of makeup.... This is so we can see what you are use to wearing. 
*Wear a top that is a similar color to your dress with an open neckline so you can see some skin. 

While you might think it's fun to bring a several people to the trial, I would recommend one person who's opinion you value the most. Usually your mother or best friend are very helpful in the trail, but when more than that join in on the fun things can get confusing with many conflicting opinions.



I love to meet with brides for their trials when most day light is present to ensure that we can create a look that will look most beautiful in both natural light as well in a candle lit room.

Don't be afraid to speak up during your trial! This is the time to work out all of the kinks and to perfect your look!




A few questions to ask your self when the trial is complete.
 Do I like how it presents itself? Is it comfortable? Can I see myself in this for a long period of time? Will it hold up? Will I look fabulous in person, in photos, natural light and an evening setting? Be sure to take a few photos to review your look and see how it photographs. 

Buffalo Indie Weddings has summed it all up for you in this (adorable) Wedding Day Beauty Trial Checklist!


You can download the template right here so you can print this and bring it with you on your trial!!

As always, Be Beautiful, Be Confident , Be you on your wedding day.
Xo
Lizzy

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