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.