Post # 1
I am getting married at 11 a.m. For me, my three bridesmaids, my mom, and my Future Mother-In-Law to get our hair and makeup done and get dressed and get the ceremony started at 11, does 6:30 a.m. seem too early or too late to get to the church? I have no idea how long it will take for everyone to get their hair and makeup done. Our photographers are primarily photojournalists, so there won’t be posed portraits really, so I don’t need to allow time for that. Basically I’m assuming if we get there at 6:30 with coffee and bagels in tow, we will probably begin the hair/makeup process around 7 a.m. which leaves three hours for everyone to get their hair/makeup done by 10 a.m. and another hour to get dressed. It can’t really take more than an hour to get dressed, can it?
How long did you take to get ready? Did anyone else do a morning wedding?
Post # 3
As a makeup/hair stylist I would have to say that you need to contact your stylist about this. I don’t know how long it takes them to do the hair and makeup, moreover you need to consider if they will brng an assistant. Thsi way if they do you won’t need to get ready so early.
In my opinion, 3-4 hours should be plenty of time for the hair and makeup artist to complete everyone if they bring a assistant.
And definitely do not think that you will need an hour to get ready! Unless you have some special complicatd dress wth 100 loops to tie! Then that would be the day and I’d want to see the photos! *saracasm
You are fine with the time at 6:30am jut to be safe. Ask your artist to give you a mock detail sheet of who will be getting makeup done at what time. It’s an estimate but it will help!
Post # 4
I agree with schhour; check with your hair stylists and make up artist. I would think that would be plenty of time, but if they are doing something complicated or intricate without the help/support of an assistant, they may need extra time. If they know ahead of time how many they are working with and what they are doing on each, I would think that should help speed it along.
Post # 5
That will be more than enough time. I actually think that 7 a.m. would be fine too, unless what you are asking for is really intricate. For me it took only two hours to get four makeups and two hairstyles done (one stylist and one makeup artist).
I agree to contact your stylists to ask how long they estimate each person will take and how many people they can do at a time. Also not everyone needs to come at the same time since probably not everyone will be getting primped at the same time. So you could let your Future Mother-In-Law come an hour later. And it will definitely not take you an hour to get dressed! For me it took about 5 minutes, and I had a dress with a ton of buttons up the back too.
Post # 6
We had an 11:00 am ceremony, but started pictures and some other pre-ceremony rituals at 9:00 am. My hair/make-up person showed up at 4:45 am and did hair/make-up for me, 3 bridesmaids, and my mom and then I went and got dressed and was ready by 9:00. It was also only 1 person doing hair and make-up. So, 6:30 or 7:00 should work just fine. It only took me about 15 minutes to get dressed (and 2 for everyone else).
Post # 7
My makeup person suggested 3 hours for herself and 2 assistants to do hair and makeup for 5 people. Your timeline sounds fine to me but definitely check with your stylist to make sure that she is ok with that.