(Closed) 1pm wedding — what time for hair/make-up appointment?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

most people on the boards are planning to/got their hair and makeup done really early in the morning, even if they had like a 5pm wedding, so i’d probably shoot for no later than 10am

Post # 4
293 posts
Helper bee

I had an early afternoon wedding too and we had to get up a lot earlier than I expected! I was up at 6am but we had a large wedding party.

Basic guideline would be to leave about 1 hour per person getting her hair done (prior to the time you want to be OUT and done with hair/makeup). Doesn’t seem like it should take that long but that is what our hair stylist wanted to allow to make sure everything stayed on schedule.

For me this did not include time to put my dress on.. that happened after we traveled to the venue. How long that takes will depend on your dress of course! We also had to do some last minute steaming to get some wrinkles out so you might want to leave a little extra for that just in case!

Post # 5
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Early in the morning as possible

Post # 6
17 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our wedding is at 2:30 pm. There are 5 of us getting our hair and makeup done at the salon and my hairdresser recommended we get there at 8:30. We’ll have some extra time but I’d rather be early than late.

Post # 7
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Depending how many girls are getting ready and how many people are doing your hair and makeup.

I have myself and 4 girls. Two hairdressers and one makeup artist. The makeup artist wants to start at 8am, so that means hair will start earlier. Our ceremony is also at 1pm.

Post # 8
2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

No later than 10am as someone else said.

I’m a wedding photographer (and a bride!) so when brides ask me about scheduling, I always tell them to work backwards, this migth seem obvious but i’ve had some couples that didn’t grasp this idea and ended being 2 hours behind.

first, have you found someone to do your hair/make-up yet? if you have ask them about how long each person will take. are you looking at having more than one person there doing your bridal parties hair (this can save time if you can afford it!).

second, talk to your photographer about their timeline. are you guys doing a first look? are you doing pictures before the ceremony? if not, than you can probably get away with a later appointment.

example: wedding start time is 1pm. if you are taking pictures at the ceremony site than you need to be hidden from the guests atleast 30-45 minutes before the ceremony starts that’s 12;15 (this depends on how early your guests tend to be). if your photographer allows an hour for portraits than you’ll need to be dressed by 11:15. how long will it take you to get in your dress? and so on….

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