Post # 1
Ok ladies – I have a dilemma.
I’m going on this cruise wedding and getting married on the beach at a resort. Here is my timeline:
Ship Docks – 9am
Est Time to Location – 9:30a/9:45a (you figure by the time I get off the boat, drive the 10-15min to the resort, sit in the chair, etc)
Ceremony – 11a
Now here’s the real question – When should I get my hair and makeup done with only an hour and a half between arrival at the resort and ceremony start time?
If I get it done on the boat, then I’ll be able to go there a few days before and have a dry run plus most likely have the same person do it for me the day of the wedding. I would definitely be more relaxed and not feel rushed. The only two downsides I see are 1) my hair/makeup might need some sprucing up by the time I get to the resort; 2) its about $50-$70 more to do it this way.
If I get it done on the island then its more ‘fresh’ plus a bit cheaper. The only things I worry about are 1) I’ll never have a ‘dry run’ with these people; and 2) is say from 930a-11a (ceremony start – only a few steps away from the room at the resort) really enough time to do an updo and makeup?
My last option is to split it up – maybe have hair done on the boat then have makeup and a hair touch up at the resort….? I guess I could always move the ceremony up by 30 min if it would make a difference….
This is one of those little details that I kept putting off, but now that we’re finalizing details with our planner on the island I need to make a decision 🙁
What do you ladies think?
Post # 3
I think you could always try it on the cruise. Do you have hard to work with hair? Because then that would be the only downside to doing it on the boat- that it may take longer to style. Just my two cents!
Post # 4
I read only the first half of the post before I voted. So let me change my vote to “On the Boat” I think you would feel much better it you could have a trial run and not be rushed for time.
Post # 5
I definitely go with on the boat. You’d rather be touching up than hurrying to finish. I’ve been on cruises before and the salons are great. Not sure if that’s what you planned on doing but if all else fails, they’re great.
Post # 6
Thanks! And I shouldve put that in there @Az…I do have shoulder length hair but its THICK and could take a bit to tame (given my normal plus tropical weather frizzies!).
Post # 7
I would do at least hair on the boat. AND makeup too with touchups on the island or do all the makeup on the island.
Post # 8
I would recommend using a hair and makeup artist that is experienced in wedding hair and wedding makeup in the caribbean. There is not much to choose from on these tiny islands as far as locating a seasoned professional. I hired Michele Bell hair and makeup Artist in St. Maarten. She travel to my location on the island and stayed on board throughout my entire wedding.
Check out Michele Bell, she is the Wedding Guru for Hair and Makeup!!!!