How long did hair/make-up take?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How long would it take for everyone to have their hair and make-up done?
    1 hour : (1 votes)
    6 %
    2 hours : (3 votes)
    17 %
    3 hours : (6 votes)
    33 %
    4 hours : (4 votes)
    22 %
    5 hours : (1 votes)
    6 %
    More than 5 hours : (2 votes)
    11 %
    No idea! : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 5
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    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Is there only one person doing hair and makeup?

    Post # 6
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    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    There were four of us, one hair dresser, and it took about an hour each. I had a friend come in to do my makeup after our hair was done, and she did one BM makeup as well, but the other two did their own.

    We started at 9, got dressed/started pictures around 1:30, ceremony at 3:30.

    Our morning went fairly smooth, and I got my hair done last, so I could finish up last minute things at the church (we got ready at the church), such as setting out programs, setting up the unity sand, tying balloons onto the street signs, etc. We did get kind of lazy after lunch arrived and lost track of time a bit, so my BMs didn’t start getting dressed until the GMs arrived on time, shockingly enough.

    Post # 7
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    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  This is what my Hair/Makeup person quoted in her contract: “Allow about 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes per person.” I am having 10 people getting their hair and makeup done. With a designated makeup person, hair person, and an assistant that I believe does both, she said that they need 5 hours. Hope this helps!

    Post # 8
    Member
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    To be honest, I would ask the person responsible!  They probably have the best idea as to how long it will take to get you all ready for the big day 🙂

    Post # 10
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    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  i don’t know how long its ACTUALLY going to take, but with two women working on my party of 8, they told us to allot from 10 am to 3 pm.

    Post # 11
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    498 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    For myself and 3 bridesmaids, they are predicting that it will take from 9AM – 1:30 PM for hair & make up, and there will be 3 people doing both.

    Post # 13
    Member
    219 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I also have 6 total including myself all doing hair and makeup and the salon told me if we all get there by 9:00 AM they will have us all done by 12:00 PM. They have 4 stylists on and predict 1.5 hours per person.

    Post # 14
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    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We  had different people doing or hair. It took almost two hours for mine and an hour and a half for everyone else. So with for BMs I guess that’s eight hours total). Yikes… Hopefully your hair person can work faster!

    Post # 15
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    1339 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  I had one makeup artist and one hairstylist. There were 4 of us that needed hair and makeup. It took 5 hours to get us all ready.

    Here is a good tip: Don’t go last – go second to last. That way your makeup is still fresh but, in case they start running late, they won’t have to rush on you.

    Post # 16
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    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you should ask your MUA and hairdresser bc it really depends on THEM. 

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