Post # 1
The hair/makeup artist I’m thinking of using is booked on my wedding day but offered to do my hair/makeup super early. Start time is 7am. She’s got to leave by 9:30am. I really don’t need to be ready til 2pm (wedding starts at 4pm and we aren’t doing a first-look).
It does seem super early. She’s confident the makeup will last and will provide a touch up kit. It won’t be that hot (maybe high 70’s). I’m just not crazy about getting ready that early. Yet, I don’t really want to hunt for someone else either.
Post # 3
I had a similar problem with the second makeup artist I found after my original double-booked herself. I would say it’s a bit early. Did you already have your trial done to see how long it lasts?
Post # 4
I would recommend using Urban Decay eye primer. It will keep your eyeshadow on all day.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 5
Humm..that is on the early side. I guess it depends on how badly you like this person. I would want to relax that morning though and not have to worry about smudging your eyeliner and such.
Post # 6
I had my makeup done early in the morning also and didn’t really have problems except for my foundation because my face became oily during the day.
Post # 7
I agree with flamingred, depends on how badly you want her. For me giving up 4 hours of my beauty sleep would cancel any value provided by the makeup artist.
Post # 8
Do you have your heart set on photos of you getting ready through the whole process? and if so, can your photog make it that early?
I know it sounds silly, but … wouldn’t want any regrets.
Post # 9
@ddw:no, i actually don’t want any getting ready pictures – but, that was an excellent point!!
Post # 10
I’d only be worried about her being on a deadline to get somewhere else. What if it takes longer than expected? Or you need her to redo part of it? An hour and a half doesn’t seem like long enough.
Post # 11
How do your bridesmaids feel about this? For the wedding I am in in August, I just found out that our hair appointment is at 9:00am and it is 2 hrs away for me. I wish she would have asked me first because I would have just done my own hair! I feel that’s too early, really. (This wedding isn’t until 4:30!)
If your heart is set on her and you don’t mind, I don’t think it’s a bad idea for you, though! The primer suggestions are great.
Post # 12
If you’re in the LA area, I highly recommend Angie Pham for hair and makeup… I say keep your options open. Sitting around for 4 hours with hair and makeup done sounds kinda like torture to me, lol!
Post # 13
It really depends on how badly you want this artist. 7 is kinda early… Do any of your Bridesmaids or family know of anyone else? Or maybe your current artist could give you a referral.
Post # 14
We are starting at 7 also and have pictures at 2. The products we are using stay on really well but i plan to buy some and take it with me to touch up if need be. I think you will be okay but i would make sure she isn’t rushing you.