I am using my usual hairdresser for my hair - my first trial is on 14th July, and I can have weekly trials until we find a style I'm happy with. But that said I have been looking at pictures of wedding styles so this may not be an easy task!
My hairdressers' also has a MUA who has done my makeup before for special occasions so I dont need to worry about finding someone.
But I feel for those who have the worry of finding a stylist and/or MUA it's not cheap trying out so it must be a case of recommendations from friends and family. Or you could do a Kate Middleton and do your make up yourself. So hard when you know everyones' eyes are going to be on you!!
When I sorted my flowers I went to two florists who had been recommended to me. The difference between them was huge - one was indifferent, just handed me a tatty album - there was very little interaction with ideas, colours and suggestions. The second florist I saw was amazing - she had her own website - no albums - she was coming up with suggestions, outlines of shapes, colours - whether to use real, silk, sponge flowers. What kind of buttonholes etc. showing flowers in the shop and what colours they were available in, whether they would be in season? She was superb and really knew her craft.