Now that my wedding day is quickly approaching, I’ve learned the extremely valuable lesson of scheduling trial runs. So far, I have done a practice session on my nails and hair with a make-up appointment scheduled for this week. I never thought these trials would be so important (or relax me so much!) and here’s why:
I’ve known for a long time how I wanted to do my hair for the wedding….something both relaxed and timeless. I took this photo to my hair dresser this past week to see what she thought.
(Side note: If you want to see some BEAUTIFUL wedding pictures, take a look at the rest of these wedding pictures!)
While my hair dresser said it could definitely be done, she needed to play around with my hair (and not on the day of the wedding!) to determine the best way it could be styled. Often times, many people select hairstyles that just aren’t going to work with their own hair, so its best if you have a bit of a trial run ahead of time.
I went for a semi-trial run of my nails this past week as well. I say “semi-trial” because I absolutely trust and have faith that the woman I go to can do a simple french manicure two days before the wedding. I went mostly because I am a HUGE fan of OPI Gelcolor, which stays on me for up to 3 weeks and REALLY strengthens my nails. I just wanted to have a coat on for the weeks leading up to the wedding so that I would (hopefully) avoid broken nails.
That being said, if you are going for a more elaborate design (like that above), you should probably test it out first to make sure that it looks the way you’d envisioned it. Also, different shades of cream may not really seem like they could differ that much, but they really do. Pamper yourself and make sure that you will be happy with the end product on the day of your wedding!
Photo Credits: Hair / Nails