How long did it take to get ready on wedding day?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

that should be enough time– how long is the hair for most girls?? i would have the person with the longest hair or the most intrique hair design go first- my girls got their hair done in 2 hours at a salon the lady who did mine did it 2.5 hours. we did our own make up

Post # 4
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My hair and makeup were done at the same time, and it took just under two hours–and I didn’t have an intricate up-do. Just make sure that the stylists start on you by around 12. You don’t want them rushing your hair and makeup because someone else’s took too long.

Post # 6
2897 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Imean:  yeah, definitely have everyone (including you) arrive at the appointment with washed, dried, straightened hair. I’m actually not straightening my hair for my wedding, but I’ll be coming with it fully prepped. (for me, thats clean, dry, detangled and moisturized).

Post # 7
7304 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

For the bride figure 2:30 (total) for hair and make-up. For each additional person, figure 45 minutes per service (so 1:30 total).

Post # 8
517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Imean:  It took my stylist about an hour or so to do my hair. My sister got her’s done at the same time, by a different person, and it was around the same. We did our own makeup, so I can’t comment there. It seems like enough time though. I wouldn’t go first, because it gives you more opportunity to mess it up, but I wouldn’t be last either. Just watch the time, and someone might have to get a more simple style to accommadate.

Post # 9
6566 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine took about 2.5 hours total. That was with an intricate up do with very long hair and make up. However, she didn’t curl all of my hair so that significantly cut down on the time. 

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