Probably a silly question….BUT

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@miss-stacie-2013:  Bride always goes last, so your hair and makeup is the freshest. Hair first, then makeup, so your makeup doesn’t get smudged when they are doing your hair (you know, when you’ve got curls flung over your head poking you in the eye, that sort of thing.)

So your bridal party will go first, and once they are all set – you’re up!

Post # 4
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It was a different experience for me.  I went with my bridal party to an amazing salon.  I had my own personal makeup person and also a hair person.  I got my makeup done first and then my hair.  My bridal party was split up….2 got their makeup sone when I did and the other 2 got their hair done first.  All in all we were all sone on time and everything held up at the wedding.

Post # 5
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i had my hair done 1st that way we had plenty of time (if your stylist knows their stuff, it shouldnt matter how recently your hair is done, it should look great all day/ night!)

and then we did my makeup about 3/4 of the way through my bridesmaids hair (it was the same lady doing hair & mu)

my bridesmaids did their own makeup while the others were getting hair done


Post # 6
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@miss-stacie-2013:  The salon that we are going to has everyone going all at once so we can all leave together because we have the photographer and videographer meeting me at the hosue

Post # 7
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My DOC, photographer, videographer, hair and MUA all said that the bride should go first, or close to first just in case. If they’re running behind schedule, you don’t want them to be cutting corners on you!

So, for us, I have three BMs (one who is the grumpiest person in the world in the morning(BM 1), one who is a major morning person (BM 2) and one who is middle of the road but a teacher so she’s used to early mornings (BM 3) and then my mom and FMIL.

Our plan is:

Hair: BM2, Me, MOB, FMIL, BM 3, BM 1

MU: BM 3, MOB, FMIL, Me, BM 1, BM 2


They said that moms usually take about half the time as the bride, and BMs take somewhere in between, so our plan is that in the time in take for my MU to be done, the moms will both be done with hair and vice versa. Plus I wanted my FMIL out of there ASAP since we aren’t close, ha!


We don’t have times scheduled, just an order so there’s no “you go, no, you go!” – just everyone has to be ready at a moments notice.

Both my hair and MUA said it’s up to you if you do hair or MU first. I’m doing hair first so I can wash any hairspray off my face/shoulders/chest because I HATE that feeling. Both the hair and MU lady will stick around until after I’m dressed in case I need any touchups.

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