(Closed) Getting ready super early (4 hours earlier than I wanted) – bad idea??

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would recommend using Urban Decay eye primer. It will keep your eyeshadow on all day.

Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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 # 10
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
841 posts
Busy bee

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
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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. 

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