Post # 1
I’m getting married NEXT July in Washington, DC. I’ve heard that hair salons book up quickly on Saturday mornings/afternoons, especially because we’re in an urban area, and that I should book early. There will be 6 of us altogether who need to get our hair done. Is it crazy to book now? If it’s too soon, how long should I wait? Thanks for the advice!
Post # 3
I am using weddingwire.com to plan my wedding and really that is what I have been using to know when to book and buy certain things. I am getting married Nov. 13 2010 and per that website it says in July (4 months before) I should book. I don’t know if this is right on track, earlier or later then other brides book but thats just what one website says…
Maybe book 6 months prior, so January 2011? Hope this helps a tiny bite
Post # 4
If I recall correctly, I scheduled my hair appt 4 – 6 months in advance and I am glad I did because there were 3 other wedding parties there at the same time. If you know where you want to go, give them a call and see how far in advance do they allow you to make an appointment for a wedding.
Post # 5
@MrsScottie: I’d agree that at least 4 to 6 months out.
Love your wedding date, by the way!
Post # 6
I’m getting married on Sunday August 1, 2010…and I booked my appointments the beginning of last December! I know it was quite far in advance, but many salons are closed Sundays…and leaving it later wasn’t a risk worth taking!
I would say 6 months in advance should be fine…but if you really want a specific salon, maybe speak to them about it, it doesn’t hurt right?
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I’m going to call today just to find out how quickly the salon I have in mind usually books up. If they’ll take my reservation now, I’ll go ahead and make it. Why not?
One more quick question: the ceremony is going to be at 5:30. Does it make sense for the first appointment to begin at about 11:00? 12:00? The venue is just down the street and we aren’t planning to do too many pictures beforehand. What time should we hope to be leaving the salon? I don’t want to get my hair done too early and have it droop in the July heat. Thoughts?