Post # 1
I’ve heard this from many bees and I had a skype chat with my photographer last night and she said that it’s usually best to tell them to be there an hour earlier than you actually want them there. This is assuming you are having them travel to your location instead of you going to the salon.
Want your makeup done at noon? Tell them to come at 11 or 1130 and make sure that the bride is one of the first in line for hair/makeup – not the others (for pictures and such)
Agree or disagree?
Post # 3
Interesting, I’ve never heard this! But I have heard that they will take a long time. My sister’s wedding her hair took 2 hours longer than it should have, so she missed out on a lot of pictures and stuff because of it.
Post # 4
I agree you should do that . Also have a backup person for makeup and maybe even hair just incase. Not to stress you but I’ve had people call my salon so many times and say their makeup artist backed out ( for what reasons I don’t know ). If you havn’t done a trial yet , take a picture if you do .
Post # 5
disagree, mine were professional and on time. In a big city/popular wedding destination there is a lot of competition – any vendor who can’t even turn up on time will get less business than the others
Nowadays people do very public reviews – so lateness would be prominently featured if it wer etrue
Post # 6
@mousepeach: I’ve been a part-time MUA for several years, and I by no means think this is a hard and fast rule. I’ve never been late to an appointment (I’m never late to anything)…but I’ve had *several* clients/models show up 45 minutes late, minus and apology, and some bail out entirely.
As a MUA, if you told me to show up at 11, you yourself had better be ready to start at 11, ya know?
Also: makeup is not a 20 minute, in and out process. Make sure you find out, up front, the worse case scenario for how long it may take to achieve the look you want, so that you do not miss any pictures.
Post # 7
Personally I think it would be pretty rude to have them come an hr early and sit around. It’s their weekend! I would get an accurate time from them on how long it will take and let them know when you need to be done. If you want extra time built in to be sure, then tell them you need to be done an hour early. That way- worst case you ARE done early.
BTW- both my hair and MUI came EARLY- b/c they wanted to be sure they weren’t late. I think if you hire a quality person, they will do quality work, which includes being on time.
Post # 8
Holy unprofessional, Batman! My makeup/hair person was 5 minutes early, for both my trial and day-of services.
Post # 9
lol hell no. I am also never late for my brides in fact im often sat in my car for ten mins because im too early!!!
I like my brides to go second to last and they often prefer to be toward the end of people being hair and makeuped because they feel fresh and can have pleanty of help to get changed cuz everyone else is ready too!x
Post # 10
@mousepeach: It can’t hurt to tell them to be early but I wouldn’t say an hour so they’re just wasting their time. As far as the bride going first – not the case, she should go close to last so that her hair and makeup are fresh.
Post # 11
@mousepeach: Mine came on time in fact she came early and did a great job, she did both myself and my mom and I went last for that reason. Fresh hairdo. I have known her for years though, and she’s been doing my mom’s hair for like 10 years even after she (the hair dresser) changed salons, so I don’t know if you can pick anyone you know that might help.
Post # 12
Our hair and makeup team arrived right on time. The lead artist who also did my trial was early both times. I went last and they even finished half an hour earlier than scheduled. We used that time to eat and unwind/get excited for the day.
Most suggest the bride goes last so her makeup stays fresh through the photos. Unless you plan to start an hour earlier, I would tell them to come at the time you would be ready for them to start hair and makeup. It’s always good though to shoot for an earlier time, so if you are running longer than expected, you are not rushing to stay on schedule.
Post # 13
I scheduled everything way ahead of schedule (I will be on time to these appointments though!) so that I didn’t have to deal with the possibility of not being ready on time.
My wedding is at 7pm (pictures of bride & groom at 6pm) & we are starting hair for 3 of us at 11am lol & make-up for just myself & my mom at 4pm (I’m going first).
I want the day to be long & enjoyable & not stressful & quick, even if that means looking a little less fresh.
Post # 14
Mine was on time and very professional…actually I was running late :/
Post # 15
I’ve never had an issue, but then again, I’ve never had a hair or makeup person come to me. I’m not anticipating any issues though as I am going to my salon first thing in the morning, and I’ve never had any issues with them. Then for makeup we’re going to Sephora to get it done there and I’ve had them do my makeup a few times and never had any issues there either. Worst case scenario, my sister doesn’t get her makeup done, but I’ve left a pretty generous cushion between hair and makeup and then getting to the church.
Post # 16
I was a hair stylist and makeup artist in another life and I occassionally did weddings on location. If I showed up and learned you had asked me to be there an hour earlier than you expected to start, I would have been FURIOUS. And I likely would have sent you a bill for my extra time. Time = MONEY in that business.
Do NOT do this unless you want to seriously piss off your stylists and makeup artists.