Post # 1
My wedding is not until 6 pm, but the lady wanted me to be there to get my hair and make-up done at 1:00 pm. There is one other girl getting her hair done with me. The salon is about half an hour away from the venue.
She says that both the hair and make-up should take about 45 minutes each. The other girl will get her hair done when I am getting my make-up done, and vice-versa. That means we should be out of there by 2:30, to the venue by 3, with three hours to wait and not touch my hair.
Doesn’t that seem a little overkill? I am afraid that I will mess up my hair and rub my face (as I do all the time in my non-wedding life) in the three hour waiting period.
How early is your hair/make-up appointment?
Post # 3
My ceremony was at 6pm but my hair was being done at 11:30 or so (took about an hour) and makeup took about 45 minutes and that was done at 1:00.
I think you’re cutting it close–counting on actually finishing in an hour and a half and arriving at the venue at 3:00.
You just can’t go crazy with your hair and face for 3 hours.
Post # 4
I agree that it seems way too early to have your hair and makeup done. You want to cushion the time a bit for any delays or whatever, but that seems excessive.
My hair and makeup person are coming to my hotel, and they plan on finishing with me right before I go get my pictures before the ceremony. I wouldn’t want to be waiting an extra three hours with my hair and makeup for no good reason.
Post # 5
Our ceremony is at 1 pm and I’m getting hair and makeup done at 8:30 am (egads, that’s early).
We hope to have a bit of time in between to get some pics of us, and then it will be go time!
Post # 6
@tulip, do you mean it seems way to late to have her hair done?
Post # 7
My ceremony was at 6. I had my makeup done at 8 (only time she could come) and my hair done at 1. We got the location and started taking pictues at 4.
Post # 8
No, I mean early…early in the sense that if she finishes with hair and makeup at 2:30 and she doesn’t start with anything until 6pm. It seems a little overkill to just sit around for over 3 hours so that your hair and makeup won’t be as fresh for when everything starts.
Post # 9
My hair/makeup girl will start on me at 11 am, for a 6 pm ceremony. We plan to take pre-ceremony pics though, and I really don’t wanna feel rushed.
Post # 10
Ooooh i see. You said something about cushion time; i got confused.
I figured that if she was getting to the venue at 3pm, she was probably going to be doing some pictures beforehand to eat up time before 6pm. But i really only made that assumption because we did separate and famiy photos from 4:30-5:30, got married, then did photos that included both him and I together since we didn’t want to see each other before the weddding
Post # 11
ejs4y8 and ddubzz, that’s about the same timing that I’m going to have. My ceremony is at 5, and my hair and makeup will start at 10:30. It will probably go like this:
10:30am-12:30pm: Me, mom and sister get hair and makeup done
1:00pm: Arrive at ceremony/reception location
1:00pm-2:00pm: Get dressed and eat something
4:00pm-5:00pm: Hang out away from the main area so no one sees me. 🙂
(No idea why I can’t remove the italics in this post BTW)
Post # 12
Yeah, I didn’t really think of the possibility that she would be doing pictures before 6pm. I just assumed she wasn’t starting with anything until 6, and if it were me, I wouldn’t want my hair and makeup done that early beforehand.
Post # 13
1 PM seems ok to get your hair done. It will allow time for pics and any unplanned snafus. For make up, that seems a bit early to me. I’d want my make up to be fresh for the ceremony.
Post # 14
My ceremony started at 5 PM. I needed to be out of the salon and back to my hotel by 2, so the salon suggested that I be there at 11. That seemed super early to me, but it really wasn’t. Here’s what my day-of schedule looked like:
11-2: Hair & makeup (I was done by 1)
2-3: Lunch with bridesmaids at the hotel
3-4: Photographers arrive for some getting-ready shots, first look, etc.
4: Leave for wedding venue, ~15 minute drive (we had pre-ceremony drinks and hors d’oeuvres for our guests beginning at 4:30, and I wanted us to be hidden by the time people started to arrive).
5: Ceremony began
Post # 15
I was also concerned about the time, my makeup doesnt last very long on me, and I dont want to peak too early lol
Post # 16
This is an update: I am not getting any pictures taken before the ceremony. So, I don’t need to allow for any picture time.