(Closed) hair/makeup timing advice

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

What time are your photos? Not the getting ready ones, but the first look and the ones with the bridal party?

We had a 5:30 PM ceremony, and our hair appointments started at 9:00 AM because there were six bridesmaids, two moms, and myself who all needed hair and makeup done by the time photos started around 1:30.

Post # 4
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s about right, especially if you are doing pictures at 2. If it is just you doing pics at 2 and the bridal party later then I would think you could start at 10

Post # 5
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Prncssamy:  I thought the same way as you at first, but the salon I’m going to assures me that it will be fine.

Our ceremony is at 5pm and we are planning to have getting ready, first look and family portraits done before, starting at approximately 2pm.

My hair and makeup appointment is at 9am — and thats just for me, no wedding party.

Post # 7
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Is everyone getting updos?  My hair people budgeted 1 hour per person for updos, and 30 minutes for blowouts/curls.  Make-up is 30 minutes per person.  Plus they need set-up time if they are coming to you.

You probably want to be 90% ready by the time the photographer gets there.  Most of the hair & makeup shots are photographers do are staged.  My photographer told me to have my hair & makeup done completely before they arrive.

Post # 8
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@Prncssamy:  Sounds like you should be okay on time then. 🙂 You have more time to get these things done than I did and fewer women who need hair and makeup.

I assigned “shifts” of sorts to my girls. Meaning, my first three bridesmaids got hair done and then moved to makeup while the rest of the bridesmaids and I got our hair, and so on.


Post # 9
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

WOW that’s early. Our ceremony is at 4, photographers coming at 12, we’re heading to the salon at 11:30.

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