(Closed) Day time wedding – when did you get ready?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Is your wedding at the hotel where you will be staying?  I had an 11:30 start too, and just my mom and I getting our hair and makeup, 15 minutes from the venue, and we started at 6:30 and it was not too early!  Personally, I think 9 is a little too late, you don’t want to feel rushed!

edited to add: we also took pictures beforehand which started at 10.

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You should allow at least two hours for hair and makeup and then another hour or so for a shower and then maybe an hour to get something to eat.

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a 2:30 ceremony, and we booked our hair appt for 9am.  Then we went back and had some lunch and visited and I started to get dressed around 1pm.  Took a long time to get my corset back dress done up.

Post # 6
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Yes, I think 9am is a little too late.

If all your hair/makeup is being done at the hotel (where the ceremony will be) then I’d say start at 8am – and by ‘start’ I mean, be showered and ready to get your hair going…   that way, you have a tiny bit of wiggle room and can relax a bit before the ceremony begins.  Also – consider the time if you want any pictures pre-ceremony with your family, friends, etc.



Post # 7
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i was in a wedding that started at noon and we had to be at the hair salon at 7:30 am. there was a large bridal party but we each had a separate stylist. we were mostly fine but the bride was seriously rushed…they took forever doing her hair and make-up and we basically had to throw her dress on her. no pictures beforehand and the church was on the same street where we got ready.

Post # 9
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

My wedding is at 10 and we will start getting ready around 6:30 or so… Maybe even six….

Post # 10
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t know about you, but if I am nervous, getting ready and in a hurry, I start to get sweaty.  I avoided the sweaties by giving myself plenty of time to get ready.  One hour for hair, another hour for makeup, an hour to get dressed, and a half hour for a ten minute car ride.  My bridal party and I showed up early for the ceremony and I couldnt have been happier.  Also, I would suggest showering the night before and getting all your shaving out of the way.

Post # 11
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hmm…  Our wedding was scheduled for noon, and we had two brides.  We arrived at the conference room of the synagogue at 10:00 AM to get ourselves ready and decorate the synagogue.  The ceremony ended up starting late (12:30) only because the hair and make-up person, who was supposed to arrive at 10:00, got stuck in traffic and didn’t arrive until 10:30.

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