As the saying goes “practice makes perfect”, and this couldn’t be truer when it comes to your wedding. Billed as the most important day of your life, like most brides and grooms you’ll want everything to go to plan. Whilst you have to make room for plan B in some instances – the weather, for example, is something that’s very unpredictable – wedding trials can make all the difference to just how swimmingly your special day goes.
Here we take a closer look at the importance of wedding trials, and the trials you should make time for in the run-up to your wedding date.
Hair and makeup trials
You want to feel and look your very best on your wedding day, and your hair and makeup is no doubt a vital part of your bridal ensemble. A well-timed hair and makeup trial for you and the rest of your bridal party will ensure your hair and makeup visions can be successfully executed and ultimately complement your wider wedding look. A hair and makeup trial is also a great way to ensure that the hairstylist or makeup artist you’ve chosen is the right fit for you and your specifications.
It is recommended that you have your hair and makeup trial at least 3 weeks before your wedding. There are a number of steps you must take to prepare for the trial as Brides explains:
“First things first: Have a date and a venue squared away. Knowing when and where you’ll be getting married—whether it’s on the beach in the heat of summer or in a ballroom in the dead of winter—can have a big impact on the styles you’ll be considering. By this point, you should also have selected your wedding dress and begun to shop for accessories—from a veil and headpiece to the right necklace and earrings.”
Gather plenty of hair inspiration for your hairstyle and hair colour before your trial. Check out our guide to wedding hairstyles for redheaded brides.
Cake and food sampling
Your wedding breakfast and reception food are vital parts of your wedding day. Your guests will, after all, be positively famished after celebrating your nuptials with you, so don’t leave them disappointed. Work with your chosen caterer to devise a menu that you and your guests will love, not forgetting to sample produce before you agree to it being served on your wedding day.
The same goes for your wedding cake. The majority of wedding cake bakers offer cake tastings, and it’s one of the most exciting (and delicious) parts of wedding planning. Cake tasting, however, can get a little overwhelming, which is why we’d advise not tasting everything in one day. Most bakers provide 4 to 5 different cakes and types of frostings and fillings to taste so be sure to enjoy these over a few visits. Never arrive at a cake tasting with an empty stomach and don’t be afraid to get creative with your cake choice.
Whatever type of wedding entertainment you have in mind, try to see your shortlisted acts in person. If your wedding band gigs, head to one of their concerts to see what they have to offer and take note of how the crowd reacts to their musical stylings. The same goes for non-musical acts; performers should be more than happy to offer previews ahead of your wedding day.
We’re here for you
Those planning to tie the knot at Holmewood Hall, we find all the help and advice they need from the moment they enquire to the big day itself. Our Personal Wedding Managers ensure everything in your wedding day vision can be executed and your unique celebration goes to plan, even if you didn’t have time to squeeze in every wedding trial detailed above.
It all begins with a planning meeting, which we’ll host with you and your significant other 4 to 6 months before your wedding date. At the meeting, you’ll be able to run through the whole day from start to finish. Thanks to our planning help, there’s no need to add another wedding trial (i.e. a wedding rehearsal or rehearsal dinner) to your list of to-dos. We’re here for you on your big day and during all the months leading up to it to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Keen to get started? Contact our team today for further information or to book a visit.