Timeline help!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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68 posts
Worker bee

My daughter has 9 bridesmaids, herself, me and two flower girls….

3 makeup artists/hairdressers will be knocking at the door at 9am (wedding is at 4pm)

Nails, I wouldn’t leave longer than 5 days 🙂

 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It depends on if you’re doing pictures ahead of time or not.  My ceremony was at 5 but we started pictures at 2 plus I was having my hair done after my makeup.  It was 6 people and me with just 1 makeup artist so we started at 8:30, we also had people getting their hair done while others were doing makeup.  As for nails, I did mine I think 3 days before the wedding and they were fine.  Do you guys have to go together for nails?  It was easier for me to just go when I had the time then trying to schedule for a group to go throughout the week. The girls that had them done went after work on different days.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I destroy nails so I wouldn’t do them more than a day or two before the wedding.  As for the MUA, expect an hour for your makeup and another 2-3 hours for everyone else.  I would book her for four hours minimum to be safe.  I would also plan to have the MUA done by a half an hour to an hour before the ceremony to make sure you have room for a redo if there is an oops.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@JL4SM   our ceremony also starts at 3. were getting to venue at 1 to start first look pics and to get other pics outta the way. i booked my Hair and mua at 9am, shes only doing me at this point, and im expecting it will take 2 hours to finish me. so i figure ill be ready by 11, eat a small lunch and get dressed and take a few pics at home with girls and fmaily, and then leave by 1230 to get to venue. Hope this helps!

also, ask her how long she estimates it will take for her to do each girl.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would say, just to be safe, to have your MUA finish by 1pm. It’s always better to be done earlier than be running late (as it may usually happen). Then you have two hours to get dressed, drive to venue, first look, then relax before ceremony 🙂 If you plan to eat, maybe even a bit earlier. If you’re doing other formals besides first look, definitely more more time!

I had a ceremony start of 6pm. Had myself, four bridesmaids, mom & grandmother doing hair/makeup. It ran from 9:30am – 2pm with three artists (finished at 1:30pm, took small break to eat). Had first look a little after 3pm. Arrived at venue a bit before 4pm.  We did formals from 4-5:30pm.

What will your guests be doing between ceremony and reception? It’s very spaced out.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@JL4SM:  Ok, realized you’re in Australia 🙂 Your MUA should be able to guess how long makeup will be for everyone. You can also ask your photography his/her opinion as to when you should be done (they usually have a good sense for timeline). As for nails, 5 days may be stretching it as long as you’re okay with your nails not being perfect day-of. I had gel polish on (lasts longer than normal polish) and after a couple of days I had a couple of chips. But I do a lot with my hands!

Post # 12
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334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@JL4SM:  You should allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for your makeup and 30 minutes for bridesmaids and anyone else getting there makeup done. I would ask her to start at 8:30-9 to allow enough time.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@JL4SM:  So your not having hair and makeup done at the same time and place? Can you have your makeup artist go to the salon? That way you have hair and makeup happening at the same time.

I just re-read your post and i missed the part about not being at the same place. Your definately going to have to start early. Unless you can get the hairdresser to come to your place aswell which is definately possible because i am having both hair and makeup come to me.

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had the same numbers as you did with a ceremony start time of 4PM.  The MUA showed up around 10:15AM and was finishing around 2:15PM…which worked out great, because the photographer showed up that same time and got some nice shots of her putting the finishing touches on my makeup.

Like you, I booked the MUA far in advance…originally, our times were different.  We just changed them a couple months before when plans were completely finalized.  Just ask the artist what the latest date is that you can make changes (to timing, number of girls getting makeup done, etc).

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