(Closed) Beauty Timeline…will we have enough time??

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@BabaAndBaba101010: Honestly, I’d move it up an hour or more.  The last thing you want on your wedding day is to be stressed out about time OR to be late getting anywhere.

One of my girls was in another wedding this past weekend and didn’t even enjoy herself because the bride put things really close together.  Mostly there was a lot of panic and tears…

Better safe than sorry, In My Humble Opinion.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Seems like you will have a lot of lag time before you need to be ready.  I was in a wedding this weekend in which we had almost 2 hours of downtime.  We all got restless and couldn’t do too much because we didn’t want to mess up our hair or makeup.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i agree with christalyn cant u start it be earlier than 11am? i wouldnt cut it so close..  also is there much travel involved from the hair place back to the hotel? because sometimes certain hairstyles dont survive if theres lots of up and downs involved. most weddings i;ve been a part of the hair dresser came to the home or hotel to do their hair so they could go straight to the church/chapel from there

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think it’s going to be tight, I would start at 9:30 just to be safe and allow for any hang ups. The last thing you need on your wedding date is to be rushed and stressed out.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My ceremony is at 6 and my hair is at 12:15 and make up at 1:15 – the salon is only 10 mins from where Im getting ready and our venue

Our photographers are coming around 4 and I wanted to have some buffer time and time to possibly relax

Honestly I would move your appointments up an hour or more just in case and to give yourself a cushion!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My ceremony is at 6 and my hair is at 12:15 and make up at 1:15 – the salon is only 10 mins from where Im getting ready and our venue

Our photographers are coming around 4 and I wanted to have some buffer time and time to possibly relax

Honestly I would move your appointments up an hour or more just in case and to give yourself a cushion!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would second moving it up some.  

Ideally you guys would be in by 11 and out by 1.  Obviously that PROBABLY isn’t going to happen.  If you are scheduling that way, then I would plan to be to the salon 30 minutes prior to the first appointment and allow an extra 30 minutes after the last appointment ends.  See if you can even have the girls meet there by 9:30, start the first appointment at 10, second set at 11 and hopefully be out of there by 12:30.  

When you are getting ready plan that you (just you) will need at least 45 minutes to get ready.  You will want to stop and take pictures etc throughout and it just takes more time!  

With that being said, I wanted my BM’s to be all dressed before helping me get dressed.  They only needed 20-30 minutes or so.  Enough time to get bras on, dresses out of the bags, locate shoes, etc.  I also had 6 BMs. 

During this time we just had some food set out so that they could snack on stuff (small sandwiches and lots of finger foods).  

I planned for 30 minutes of pictures with my BM’s and 30 minutes of pictures with my family before my ceremony.  You will want to go inside and relax (touchups, bathroom, water, etc) at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony.  

At all of your “transition” points (house to salon, salon to hotel, hotel to pictures, pictures to church) remember to allow a few minutes to get everyone together and move.  This will also help build in some extra time if some of the activities run over.  

Here is what I would suggest:  

9:30 meet at Salon

10:00-11:00 First Appt

11:00-12:00 Second Appointment

12:00-12:30 Extra time/pack up

12:30-12:45 Salon to Hotel

12:45-1:15 BM’s get ready

1:15-2:00 Bride gets ready (photos throughout)

2:00-2:15 Prepare for pictures (champagne toast?)

2:15-2:45 Pictures with BMs

2:45-3:15 Pictures with Family

3:15-3:30 Go to church

3:30-4:30 extra time prepare for ceremony.  

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My wedding is at 5 and I’m starting hair at 11, make-up at 1230, pics start at 230.  I dread sitting around waiting of things to start.  That’s when this girl gets nervous. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was literally just about to start a similar thread.  I’m stressing over this too!  I currently have hair booked at 11am (all at the same time, at the same salon, different stylists) and then makeup at 12:30 (at our hotel, roughly 5-10 minutes away).  Pictures with my ONE bridesmaid, my flowergirl & mom & sis (no dad) at 3:00pm and the ceremony at 4:30. 

My makeup artist flipped out when I said our hair appointment was at 11am and in a different location because she’s of the opinion there is no way we could possibly be on time.  My hairstylist (who is my regular stylist but does weddings ALL THE TIME) was like “hell no, you’ll be out of here by noon!”  So now I feel stuck.  ugh.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My hair/make-up starts at 8am for me, three bridesmaids and my mom.  Our ceremony is at 2pm.

Will you have more than one hair person and more than one makeup artist?  I only have one of each because they are coming to me.  But if you are in a salon, maybe you can have people getting hair and makeup done simultaneously.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@sbbridebythesea – I think your situation is different. Since she’s your regular stylist she already knows you and more importantly your hair. And if you’ve done a trial she knows what it’s going to take. So I would trust her. If you haven’t done your trial yet, then I’d recommend having one not only to make sure the details are all set, but also to get an idea of how long it will take.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Encore – Thanks for the input.  I think I’ll likely do a trial and see how it goes, but I want to make sure I have a backup plan if not.  I’m thinking now I’ll just have two cars go to the salon so if anybody is running late, they can stay at the salon and everyone else can head back to the hotel to start makeup.  Seems reasonable.  And, bottom line, I trust my stylist.

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