Post # 1
Our wedding starts at 11:30AM.
What is a realistic time to assume I should start getting ready? I don’t have a bridal party – just mom and sister getting a little makeup. I’ll be at the hotel the night before with my dress and all that.
Is 9am too late to begin?
How long did it take you to get ready?
Post # 3
- 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
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
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
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
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 # 8
Thanks, everyone. This is very useful information! I’ll be staying at the hotel where the wedding is, so I won’t have anywhere to go….and no wedding party to accomodate.
I also don’t know about pictures significantly before hand until it’s time for the ketubah signing (11:00?).
So realistically, 730 is a good time for me to tell my make-up and hair people to be there?
Also – did any of you keep your makeup person/people on sight for touch ups between the ceremony and reception?
Post # 9
My wedding is at 10 and we will start getting ready around 6:30 or so… Maybe even six….
Post # 10
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
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.