TRIAL SEASON! ~Tips for the future brides out there~


This time of year is one of my favourites!! It is the time of year when new people come in to our lives looking for a team to glamify them on their wedding day! I always feel so incredibly honoured to have Fancy Face Make-up Artistry & Co. chosen to be a part of the bride-to-be’s most special day. Since opening this company in 2006, we have grown exponentially servicing hundreds of brides over the years. The best part for me is keeping up the relationships after the wedding date. I love to see the brides wedding pictures that they will look at for the rest of their lives…I love watching them find a home and create a family…and I feel nothing but honoured when the send their friends and family to follow in their footsteps to invest in our company yet again!

With that, I do have some advice for future brides in regards to booking trials and finding the perfect fit for you!

*Book your trial a good 6-8 months prior to your wedding date: That way, you know that the company you decide to go with is not booked up and unavailable for your special day.

*Bring lots of magazine cut-outs of looks that you love to your wedding trial: That way the hair stylist and makeup artist know what your style is. You will save time, and get the results you want.

*Always come to the trials with no makeup on and with hair that is dry and has NO PRODUCT in it. This ensures that the makeup artist has a clean slate to work with, and the hair stylist will be able to manipulate the hair to do whatever style you like.

*In the trial, ask to see 2-3 different looks. That way, once you choose the final look you would like to go with, you know its right for you.

*Do not deviate from the ‘final trial look’ on your wedding day. I have seen this time and time again where brides all of the sudden, hours before walking down the isle decide to add or remove eyelashes, put in extensions, make the eyes smokey instead of more natural, have a red lip instead of nude, etc. With time always being limited, you are simply setting yourself up for a heart attack. If you decide before the wedding that you would like to change your look, do yourself a favour and set up another trial.

*Make sure that you can purchase a lipstick/lipgloss from the makeup artist on your wedding day to touch up with OR purchase something in advance perhaps right after your trial so that you know you have the right shade for your big day. Also, you may want to pack a mini face powder, blotting sheets, blush brush, blush, eyeliner and lipstick/gloss to touch up with as well. We at Fancy Face also offer on-site touch-ups as well…a good option for those of you who don’t want to have to worry that a hair, or eyelash is out of place. 🙂

*Purchase all of the current bridal magazines and search for makeup and hair looks that you love. Put them all up on a cork board and then stand back, look at it for a few days and notice the looks that you gravitate most too. That is probably the look for you.

*Do not choose to save $$ when it comes to your hair and makeup. This sounds harsh but I am telling you this to save your wedding pictures! There have been so many women that decided to save money on their look by going with an artist who charges $50 or less to do hair and makeup and then were disappointed with the results. This is NOT a professional rate and most likely you are getting someone who has just gotten out of school and who does not do this full-time as a serious professional. Save money on other things…your shoes, decor, jewellery etc. but when it comes to the way you look and feel on your wedding day, you will NEVER regret investing in professionals who know how to make you look great in person AND in pictures. It is money well spent.

*MOST IMPORTANTLY: Understand that the way you look on your wedding day is up to YOU. As much as you love your friends and family members, do not let them dictate your look for you. YOU WILL REGRET IT! You simply will never please everyone so you need to learn how to say no, and how to confidently go in the direction you love.

Hope that helps!!! Now, go out there and create the day of your dreams!!!

With love,

Brittany Gray


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