Bridal Trials are not usually free, if they are, I’d be questioning the experience of your stylist. The main reason being, trials take quite some time and, on the odd occasion, it might not result in a booking so, if they were free we’ve essentially lost two to three hours worth of income and potentially could have had someone else during that time. It’s also a way to ensure we’re not getting booked up with time wasters who have no intention of booking in for their wedding.
Trials are a wonderful way to check your compatibility with your stylist, you can see all the reasons I feel a trial is necessary here. You’re paying for our knowledge, tips and experience but it’s also a great opportunity to talk through what to expect on the wedding day in terms of timings and Bridesmas eve prep essentials.
I always recommend booking your trial to coincide with a day/night out, if you’ve got a nice dinner coming up or a night out with the girls then book your trial that day - you’ll get a good idea of the longevity of the look and you’ll feel like a queen all evening, you’re also getting more for your money…win win!