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Jonelle
Curious June 2022 Ontario

When is too early to book hair and makeup?

Jonelle, on February 18, 2021 at 14:23 Posted in Beauty 0 12
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I found a salon that I really like the aesthetic of, but I'm not getting married until June 2022 - and I'm worried they'll book up with covid still pushing weddings back... is it too soon to book hair and makeup?? I think the checklist says to book hair and makeup 6 months prior to your wedding, but I'm paranoid they won't be available if I wait that long.

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Latest activity by Jonelle, on February 23, 2021 at 11:49
  • Jonelle
    Curious June 2022 Ontario
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    I totally understand your fear with covid and small businesses. However, I did think about it and if you get a stylist's personal number their is a chance you could book them individually - I'm sure they'd be happy to have work if the salon itself went under. But the deposit is definitely a stressful thing - definitely a conversation that needs to had.

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  • Liberty
    Frequent user May 2022 Alberta
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    Its possible that you could lose your deposit. Since you are getting married in November which isn't prime wedding season, I wouldn't worry too much about vendors booking up too far in advance.
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  • Jennifer
    Newbie November 2022 Nevada
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    I am always a big fan of booking early. One thing I would keep in mind though with covid is the hardship that it’s placing on small businesses. I’m concerned to put a deposit down with it being so far away. What if the company goes out of business and you lose your deposit? (I’m getting married in November 2022).
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  • DeeB
    Beginner May 2022 Ontario
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    Oh wow, I better jump on that as I'm getting married the same month/year 😳
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  • Jonelle
    Curious June 2022 Ontario
    Jonelle ·
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    Thank you all for your helpful responses! I'll definitely book right away!!

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  • Victoria
    Newbie October 2022 New Brunswick
    Victoria ·
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    We decided to push our wedding back by a year in November 2020. Shortly after I booked my hair stylist for our October 2022 wedding, and booked my MUA in January of this year. I wanted to make sure I got the artist and stylist that I wanted. Never too early, especially since your date is prime wedding season.

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  • Christine
    Curious April 2022 Ontario
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    I'm getting married April 2022 and I hope to finalize my hair and make up plans by next week. I certainly don't want to lose out on a top pick because I thought time was on my side. With COVID at play, I'm not sticking to the suggested timeline for when to do things. If I can do it now, I will (without rushing, if that's at all possible.
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  • Ashley
    Beginner May 2022 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Im getting married in May 2022 and we booked ours already! When I was reaching out multiple MUAs were already booked for our date!
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  • Darlene
    Beginner September 2021 Ontario
    Darlene ·
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    I booked hair today for September 2021. I already reached out to someone else and they were fully booked. I would do it right away.
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  • Liberty
    Frequent user May 2022 Alberta
    Liberty ·
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    I would also say its not too early to book! With everything going on, it's better to book early to secure the vendors you want than risk them not being available!
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2021 British Columbia
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    It's never too early to book! I booked for my August 8 2020 back in May 2019. Unfortunately we did have to postpone until August 7 2021 but we're lucky my makeup artist was abel to switch to our new date with no hassle!

    It's better to book things early then later since they do fill up dates very fast!

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  • Sara
    Frequent user August 2021 Ontario
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    Never too early!! I booked my hair and makeup for our August 2021 wedding in June 2020. With weddings in a bottleneck of sorts over the next couple of years, I'd start looking now!!

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