(Closed) How early is too early?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: I would rather....
    Showup at 11:30 with a smile and a mocha latte : (77 votes)
    89 %
    Showup late at 1:00, theres plenty of time to get ready : (10 votes)
    11 %
    Showup at 4:30 at the venue, and have less than an hour to get ready : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Captain013:  I wouldn’t be upset; especially since you’re buying lunch.  also i’ve never been in a wedding but have seen a lot ofpeople on here saying that getting ready was one of the most fun parts

    Post # 4
    707 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Has your Bridesmaid or Best Man been a Bridesmaid or Best Man before? If not, she’d probably be surprised at how much time it takes to get ready and take pictures, etc. I mean I guess if she has something else going on that morning, I can understand not being able to be there right at 11:30, but she just doesn’t want to be? I feel like getting ready with the bride and other bridesmaids is part of the fun of the whole day! And you’re being nice enough to buy lunch and pay for hair and makeup? I think it’s kind of crappy of her to complain. Why add more stress for you to have to worry about her actually showing up on time?

    Post # 5
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Honsetly I would probably let my bm decide what they would rather do. I’m sure most wouldwant to be with you and enjoy the whole, getting ready, hair, make up etc. If for some reason it’s too early for others I would let them come later. 

    Post # 6
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Definitely not too early.  My makeup artist & hairstylists will be starting on us at 11a for our 5p ceremony.  Like a PP said, has she been a Bridesmaid or Best Man before?  The timing sounds pretty accurate to me.

    Post # 8
    4355 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    No I wouldn’t be upset. I was just in a wedding where hair and makeup started at 7am, for a 3pm ceremony and we just had enough time to get ready without rushing, and take photos and get to the church at 2:55.

    Comes with the territory. She should be excited for the girls morning together, AND she can sleep in!! What is there to complain about?! Haha

    Post # 9
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I got married at 6:30 and my girls showed up at 12pm. We did have a first look though, as well as group shots before. I don’t think it’s too early if you need them there.

    Post # 10
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Are you kidding me?!  11:30 is NOT early for a 5:30 ceremony!  In every wedding I’ve been in, we’ve started getting ready around 9 or 10.  Sometimes it was tough if the rehearsal dinner night got a little rowdy, but we made it work anyway.  The day is about you and spending time with your closest people before you get married, and I don’t think it’s too much to ask AT ALL that the bridesmaids be there at 11:30.

    Post # 12
    707 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Captain013:  She’s your Maid/Matron of Honor and doesn’t want to be there with you?! Yikes…

    I don’t think 11:30 is unreasonable at all. I think she’s being unreasonable.

    Post # 13
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We are having a 4 pm wedding and our hair/makeup will start at 9 am. I think your timeline is sound, and I really don’t think your bridesmaid should complain about an 11:30 start time.

    Post # 14
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I just checked the timeline from our wedding planner and for our 6:30 ceremony we have a 1 pm start time. However, we will all be in the same place anyway as we are staying the night before in our venue so there isn’t any risk to someone being late.

    I think it is a totally reasonable time, especially if you are doing a first look and photos before the ceremony.

    Post # 15
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It takes a long time for the MUA and hair person to do multiple people’s looks! Since people can’t get ready at the same time, it adds a lot to the timeline. Try explaining it like that. Also, things always run long – better to get a head start!

    Post # 16
    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee

    not to play devily advocate or anything but I know if I went from 11:30 -ceremony and pictures and didn’t eat anything until dinner at… 7:30 maybe? I would probably be starved, grumpy, and passing out. 11:30 is kind of early for lunch though, do you have a snack time planned in there? or a big brunch before hand to keep them tied over?

    I understand 11:30 is a fine time for getting ready and it should be done, but make sure they get fed

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