(Closed) How early should you get your hair and make-up done?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@tulip, do you mean it seems way to late to have her hair done?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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

2:00pm-4:00pm:Pictures

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
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Busy bee

I was also concerned about the time, my makeup doesnt last very long on me, and I dont want to peak too early lol

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