(Closed) Need help with what time to start hair and makeup for a 5:30 wedding

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2393 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it looks good, but I would do more than 30 minutes of first look/couple portraits and less than an hour of bridal party photos.  Maybe reverse the time allotted for those?

My wedding started at 6, and we started our hair appointment at 10am.

Post # 4
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Our wedding is at 6pm and we are starting hair at 10am (but I only have 3 bridesmaids). I don’t think it’s too early!

Post # 6
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My wedding is at 6:30 and starting hair/makeup at 10! It seems so crazy.

Post # 7
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

it will not take an hour to get dressed and your photographer can take photos of detail items in about 10 minutes while you are getting dressed and then come take photos of the major moments like the final zip up or buttoning or whatever. You can easigot move the hair and makeup back an hour at least. 

Post # 8
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Here was my timeline.  We didnt have a first look, so you’d want to add in an extra 30 for that, but we got tons of pictures and had lots of time. We weren’t rushed at any moment And I walked down that aisle at 5:30 on the dot. 


Post # 9
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We have a 5:15 start time.  Here is our timeline:

8:45am           Depart for salon via taxi (5 minutes) or walk (15 minutes)

9:00am           Hair & makeup at salon (salon provided schedule). Bagels, Orange juice, Mimosas provided at salon.

12:00pm        Hair & makeup finished / Limo pick-up at salon / Return to hotel

12:15pm        Mothers & bridesmaids get dressed / Bride relaxes & gets her dress

12:45pm        Limo pick-up at hotel to reception venue (bridesmaids, bride, mothers, fathers)

1:00pm          Lunch at reception venue (catered – wraps & salads)

1:30pm          Photographers arrive; ‘getting ready’ pictures. Bride puts dress on 

2:00pm          First look pictures

2:15pm          Bride & groom pictures; Bridal party down time

3:00pm          Bridal party pictures (sandwiches/snacks available)

3:30pm          Grandparents arrive; Family pictures

4:15pm          Depart reception venue to church

4:45pm          Arrive at church (15 minutes of traffic time built in)

5:00pm          Music & seating begin

5:15pm          Invitation time

5:20pm          Ceremony starts

6:00pm          Ceremony ends; Mingling outside church

6:15pm          Bridal party departs

6:30pm          Bridal party visits a favorite bar for a quick drink

7:00pm          Bridal party arrives at reception venue; Cocktail hour beings

Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/critique-my-day-of-timeline#ixzz2PR9cCCkz

Post # 10
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@mrsSonthebeach:  Mmmm. I’m drooling over your pretty timeline!! What did you make it in?! I love it and want one! 

Post # 12
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Here is page 2 just in case you are interested

Post # 13
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

My wedding starts at 5 pm and we are also doing photos before the ceremony. My coordinator and make-up/hair people have us starting hair and make up at 8 am. I have 6 bridesmaids.  This is all going to be done at my hotel and the venue is right next door, so we don’t need to drive anywhere.

I guess if you go to a salon multiple people will be working on all of you?  It would make sense for you to start a little later. I only have 1 make-up artist and 1 hair person coming to my hotel.

Here is a general look of my schedule:

8 am Hair and make-up

1:30 pm photog arrives

2 pm “getting ready” photos start

3 pm bridal party & family photos

3:30 pm first look

4:30 return to venue

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