Post # 1
I’m trying to plan a day-of timeline and have no idea how long it takes for hair and makeup.
Our ceremony is at 6. I’m having hair and makeup done, my 3 bridemaids are only having makeup done by the MUA, and then one of the girls is doing simple hairstyles for everyone. This will all be at the hotel and there will be a first look then photos.
What time should should we get started with the MUA? She had said 8:30 but I think that’s really early, plus, with my luck, my hair and makeup won’t look as great by the time the ceremony rolls around.
Post # 3
So you’re having first look — photos — then ceremony?
Depends when you want your first look right? So if first look is at 4.30 / 5, the bridesmaids can have start getting their makeup first, then whilst their hair is being done, the MUA can do your makeup and hair. Your makeup/hair probably 1-2 hrs? Bridesmaids should be quick, 30 min each? Probably start at 12pm? 8.30 am seems a bit crazy early!
Post # 4
My ceremony is at 6pm and an hour away from my hairdresser and he made my appt for 12:30pm.. he said that would be plenty of time. I’d be worried doing it any earlier than noon, afraid of my hairstyle not staying until 10:30pm.
Post # 5
@glimmerybride: Right?? I get the feeling she’s trying to book a 2nd gig in the afternoon or something. There’s no way I want to get ready at 8:30 and then sit around waiting for the photographers to arrive. I’d probably doze off and wake up with a smudged face!
Post # 6
We started getting ready at 9AM for a 4:30 ceremony and we didnt have a first look. My MUA had to do NINE of us. I also had my hairdresser on site. Also, I had a mimosa bar and brunch so I just wanted a relaxing day vs rushing.