(Closed) morning of question

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Your hair/makeup will take maybe 2-2.5 hours (depending on hair style/if it’s washed first, etc.), so depending on how long it’ll take you to dress, I think you could arrive at 10, or 9:30 to give a cushion. The time needed will also depend on how many staff are at the salon- are you going to have to wait at all, or are people designated just for you?

Post # 4
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@emileekay:  I saw make the appointment at 8:30. THat gives you time for any mistakes or situations that may pop up.

Post # 5
3303 posts
Sugar bee

I agree with your Bridesmaid or Best Man but in my case, my hair alone would take almost 4 hours to do…. (hair extensions and curls).

Post # 6
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

About 8:30-9:00 is good. So if you change your mind about make up or if someone messes up their hair or nails its time to fix it. It’s better to be early for your wedding than late.

Post # 7
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I’d go with your BM’s timeline– better to be early and have time to spare than running late. 

It relaly depends on how many people you’ve got working though… That’s a lot of styling needed… I had 2 stylists for my wedding, one of them did 3 hairstyles and 1 makeup, the other did my makeup only.  We started at 6am to be ready at 9am and had a little bit of time to spare.  

Post # 8
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I would talk to the salon and listen to them. How many people will be available to do hair and makeup? Can you all be taken care of at the same time, or will it be one at a time? Whatever you do, you should go last with makeup and get your hair done immediately before that. You want to be the freshest and most recent!

We started at 12 and were scheduled to be done at 3:30 but were done at 3. We had 3 people getting stuff done, but we each ahd our own hair stylist and only had to share the MUA.

Post # 9
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Don’t forget, that if you have buttons down the back of your dress or anything like that, it can take a little while!

I would allow for a bit of extra time.  It gives you time to eat something, take a few pictures fully ready etc.

Post # 10
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would go early. You never know if something is going to go wrong and you need time to fix it. That includes getting stuck in traffic, the car breaking down, someone getting lost, not just what could go wrong with the hair etc. Give yourself some extra time so you have breathing room. The stylist probably just doesn’t want to get up early 😛 But it works A LOT better for weddings. If everything goes according to plan then you get some time to chat with your girls. If it doesn’t you have time to fix whatever it is.

Post # 11
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had 8 total people getting their hair and makeup done for my wedding (me, my 4 BM’s, my mom, his mom, and my grandma). I had one person for all of our hair and another person for all of our makeup. It 4 and half hours for it all to get done (none of us had anything particularly complex done). 


I had no idea how long we’d need either, so I asked my hair person.  It depends on how many people they’ll have “working” on you all and how complex each one of your hair and makeup will be. If they have 3 of you getting worked on at once, then you could probably be done in 2 and half hours!

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