(Closed) bridal party hair & make-up, how long?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@greeney1384:  figure 45 minutes – 1 hour for EACH updo- and then 30-45 minutes for make up(each person)

Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

1 hour each for your hair and make-up, 45 minutes per sercive for everyone else.

So bride hair and make-up= 2 hours

9 maids and moms hair and make-up = 13.5 hours

TOTAL hair and make-up labor hours = 15.5 hours, or roughly 8 hours of having the duo on-site

Ceremony is at 6pm. You should arrive at the church at least 20 minutes early (1 hour early if you plan to change into your dress at the church). Church is 15 minutes from getting ready spot (so allow at least 25 minutes total to corral everyone, figure out that you forgot something and turn back to get it, etc.). That means you are leaving your getting ready spot at 5:15. You will at least do your individual bridal portraits before the ceremony, so allow 20 minutes for those. And allow 40ish minutes for getting your dress on, finding your misplaced earring, yada yada yada. That means you, the bride, must be ready by 4:15. If you want photos of your maids totally done when they are helping you into your dress, they will need to be done by 3:50 to allow them time to get into their own dresses.

In order to meet this timeline, your duo would need to start at 8am. You can make a schedule so that each girl knows when she needs to be available and you don’t have tons of people just hanging around, waiting.

Since you have a large wedding party, if you wanted to do a first look and wedding party photos ahead of time, you would need to start even earlier. Back the timeline up by 30 minutes for a first look and couples portraits prior to the ceremony. And back it up another 35-45 minutes of you are doing bridal party photos prior to the ceremony.

Hope This Helps

Post # 6
36 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013


may i know who you booked with for hair and makeup? i too will be getting ready in philly area

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