Is this enough time to get ready?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it would depend on your hair and what you want done.  If you have tons of hair and want a super fancy up-do, I might budget in another 30 minutes.  But otherwise, you should be ready by 4.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@brlabrat:  Then you should be just fine!  I have stupid thick hair that’s fairly long so I always budget in a larger margin, but I know I’m a bit unique in that sense.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My hair and makeup people have each budgeted 5 hours to get me and 4 bridesmaids ready.  So this would be an hour for each person, except you would need more time if she’s doing both hair and makeup I suppose.  It would be tight, but I could see this working. 

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Have you met with your hair/makeup stylist and discussed how you would like to look?  I would be a bit concerned about having enough time, but a lot depends on how picky you are about your hair and makeup.  If you’re easy going about it, then your timeline will probably be fine.

Is there anyway you could have a trial ahead of time so you have the details sorted out and don’t have to spend a lot of time fussing and tweaking on your wedding day?  I have fairly long hair and went with a low messy bun and my hair took about a hour and a half, and I had a hair trial and did lots of tweaking during the trial so my wedding day hair didn’t take as long as it could have.  I had a makeup trial with a makeup artist beforehand and even after lots of corrections I still looked like a plastic pumpkin prostitute.   Although I brought in lots of photos, we still had totally different ideas about what “natural” wedding makeup should look like, so I ended up switching MUAs a week before my wedding.  The MUA I ended up going with had done my makeup before and still wanted to budget an hour for makeup, and mine took about 45 minutes on my wedding day. I guess what I’m saying is that if you’re on a tight timeline it would probably make it a lot less stressful to have as many details ironed out ahead of time. 😉 

Are you having any professional getting ready photos done?  I’m only asking because it definitely takes more than a few minutes to get into your dress if your photographer is taking pics, so it’s definitely another factor to consider!

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