(Closed) Day of getting ready timeline.

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
5545 posts
Bee Keeper

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msweddingbee :  so I got ready about a 2 minute walk from the ceremony venue (got ready at our reception venue, which was a hotel, but we had the ceremony close by due to capacity issues for the ceremony at the reception venue). I started getting ready at 9am (hair/make-up) and by the time I was in my dress and we’d managed to grab a few formal shots of me and my parents/bridesmaids etc we were running late.

I’m unclear about your post. Do you have a space at the venue to get changed and do hair and make-up? If so, I would do it there. If not, I would get fully ready at the hotel, and then get there for when the ceremony actually starts (this is what I did)

Post # 3
32 posts

Well plan for something to go wrong hahaha!!!  Tell your hairdresser like a half hour before you’d want to be completely ready?  Are you doing a first look – prep photos or anything?  Or are you just getting dressed and then walking down the aisle??

Also dependning where you live – even if it’s a 5 minute walk.  The idea of walking from the hotel to the ceremony site scars me; sweating, wind etc… a bird could poop on you lol.  I’d really take a car or something.  

Also – your dress is it a corset or zipper does it have buttons?  Mine has a zipper and I practiced with my Maid/Matron of Honor and it took us 15 minutes to get me in lol.  I imagine a corset back could really take 30 minutes easy.  I say if you’re ready early you can always take bridal portraits with your photographer

Post # 4
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I reached out to my photographer when I had the same question about getting ready and the timeline.  If you’re doing first look or any photos beforehand he/she should help you with a timeline.

Post # 7
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

Not sure if this helps, but I started getting ready at my parents’ hotel room at 2 (preliminary hair stuff–I had to get it wet, put some product in it, and blow dry it–and make-up) while the other ladies also did make-up, hair, and changed. At 4, we headed over to the venue, which has a bridal suite. We all helped with the decorating until 5. Then my aunt did the rest of my hair (and my sister’s hair), and I changed into my dress, which also took only about 5 minutes. We were all completely ready by 6:15, when our ceremony started.

I knew it was going to take about an hour to do make-up and another hour to do hair, so if you have an idea of how long each “getting-ready” item will take, that should help you create a timeline. Make sure the wedding party is on the same page.

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