How long does it ACTUALLY take to get ready?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Is the place where you are getting your hair done the same place for your makeup and getting dressed?

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It makes sense to me. I might want a snack in there again somewhere after brunch though. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MsGinkgo:  I had prepare for it to take 45 mins for my hair & then 45 mins for my makeup (my dress was super easy to get on, so I didn’t expect it to take more than 15 minutes to get it on w/ all my accessories)

It ended up taking 35 mins for my hair, & 1.5hrs for my makeup (putting me way behind schedule). The dress & accessories I was able to do it 15mins, but only out of necessity because the makeup too so long. I would have been more comfortable if I had at least 30 minutes to do the dress & last minute tweaks, because it would have been a great time to soak the moment in. Instead I was rushed because it took the makeup twice as long as he originally said it would.

So, total, it took 2.5hrs to get ready on my wedding day.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Good point made by @Pinkmoon: you might want to have have something “dry & easy” to calm your butterflies / nerves before you put on your dress… toast, crackers, granola, trail mix with a bit of fruit in the mix… that sort of thing.

(Lol, and don’t forget one last run to the loo too… sucks to have to pee when you have your dress on)

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MsGinkgo:  Mine was a simple zip back as well. I think 3.5hrs is PERFECT. Then, if anything else comes up, you are prepared because you gave yourself ample time.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

With pictures it took 3.5 hours from the start of my hair at 7:00 until I walked down the aisle at 10:30

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MsGinkgo:  I’d just advise that if these place are in difference locations, give yourself sometime between driving to them, and I’d say double the time just in case there is some traffic problem.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I would need more food! 

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