Morning wedding timeline – Help please

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

sunshinesparkles:  I started by asking my hair stylist and make up artist to find out how long each of those things would take (also depends if they are doing your bridesmaids at your location or in a salon).  Its easier to create a time line of events for everything once you know how long things take. It also depends if you are setting up the night before  or if you have someone coming in to decorate etc. <br /><br />This is what I would do if my wedding were at 11am and say my hall was decorated already and all I had to do was get ready:<br /><br />5am- Wake Up<br />5:30am – Breakfast *its gonna be a long day so its important*<br />6am-7am: Start on Hair/Make up for you/wedding party<br />8am: Get Dressed<br />9am: Pictures (maids/bride getting ready/some bridal party pics)<br />10am: Arrive at Venue<br />11am: Ceremony Starts<br /><br /><br />I guess there are a lot of unknowns about your ceremony to make it hard to say what I would do but hope this helps somewhat <br />Maybe google some time lines that match with how you picture your wedding day going, talk with your vendors (hair/make up if applicable) and even with your photographer (mine helped with a time line of the night as well when it came to pictures)


Post # 4
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

sunshinesparkles:  I agree with what a PP said…you first need to find out how long your vendors (if you are having any) need for hair/make-up, and perhaps even photography – if you want to factor in ‘getting ready’ shots.  This will then give you a better idea for you, and your ladies.  

My ceremony is at noon.  I have NINE people that will be getting ready (including myself).  We are getting ready at a good friend’s house.  I have 3 hairdressers coming, and 1 make-up artist (and her assistant to help clean brushess), and my photographer to snap pics of me getting my hair/make-up done, and detail pics of my dress.

We are starting at 5:30am.  The make-up artist needs 30-minutes/girl (at most), and the hair dressers an hour.  The gal doing my hair is only going to take on one more girl for that morning, to ensure mine is perfect.

So, make-up starts at 5:45am, and hair at 7am.  ROUND THE CLOCK!!  The hardest part was not overlapping one girl in hair, and make-up.  And then, trying to empathize with those that are getting their make-up done FIRST, having them sit for hair later, so that one is more fresh than the other.  My photog is coming at 8am for pics of me, pics of my details, and then will leave to take pics of the guys, and come back at 10:15 to snap pics of me getting dressed.  I want to be dressed, and ready to go by 10:45am, so that my dad and I can get a first look.  Everyone else will also be dressed by 11:00am, and we will load the limo at 11:15am (No later!) for the Church. 

It sucks we have to start so early, but everyone understands, because they wanted their hair and make-up done.  Breakfast will be available throughout the morning, and mimosa’s…lots and lots of them 🙂  

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