I wanted to time my bridal portraits so that I could get my hair color done (I'm not changing my hair color, I routinely get highlights done and will need the touch up for the wedding) and my nails done in way that it lasted through to the day of my wedding so I can save on doing those things a second time.
I know if I get my hair colored for the portraits, it will be good for a month but the nails are a different story.
I'm getting gel nail polish. I don't get my nails done a lot but when I do I always get gel and I've had different experiences. Sometimes it lasts for 2 weeks with no chipping and sometimes it lasts nicely, but gets some chips. Can nail technicians fix that without doing it over? Ideally, I would need to do my portraits within 2 weeks of the wedding for that to work.
Is it a good idea to put these things so closely together? Or should I just suck it up and pay for my nails (and potentially hair color) twice?
I'm also a teacher, and I get a few weeks off before my wedding for the summer, so it would actually be a great time to get all of that done for me, but from your experiences, when is the best time for portraits? Do I need to put more time between them and the wedding?