(Closed) Only 2 hours to get ready on wedding day??

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Two hours too little or just right to get ready on day of wedding?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    48 %
    No : (12 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Have you done your hair and makeup trials yet? That will give you the best idea of how long they’ll take as they’re different for each person. I’m allocating about 2.5 hours beforehand but I’m doing minimal makeup and a very easy hairstyle. 

    Post # 4
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I agree with Moo – if you have a trial you’ll have a good idea on how long it’ll take for your hair and make up but you’ll also have to factor in the time it actually takes to get dressed. If you have special under garments, a hoop or big dress it can take a while – especially if you’ve got a veil too. Perhaps you could ask your salon if they’d consider opening a bit earlier for you? That way you could get everything done and not have to stress about the time frame.

    Post # 5
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee

    Definitely get a trial done!  In addition I’d let them know you’re concerned about the time frame and chances are they may be willing to open up early just for you and your maids.  Good luck!!

    Post # 6
    803 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    it doesnt matter if it only takes you 30 mintues to get ready on a normal day, give yourself waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more time the day of your wedding.  an hour for hair, and hour and a half for makeup (if you’re getting it done).  you’ll be socializing with your girls, super excited and such. 


    Post # 7
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I arrived at the salon @ noon to get my hair done, and I had to leave for the church @2:15.  My beautician took longer than I thought, so I *started my makeup while she did the back of my hair.  (Have them do the front first if possible.)  Then, I finished my makeup while the men did their photos.  Of course, this was just me doing my makeup, not a MU artist.  Also, my family no showed on the salon, so there wasn’t a ton of talking.   🙁

    Post # 8
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Not counting my personal time to get ready (shower, shave, lotion, etc), my hair and makeup took about 1.5 hours.  We had our stylists some to my parents’ house and I had two people dedicated to working on me with hair and makeup, but we did it in that short of time.  I was in my dress with accessories on in about 2 hours.
    But it totally depends on your stylists!  i would also recommend checking with the salon and timing your trials!

    Post # 10
    4567 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    … is there any way your stylist could come earlier? And your makeup person? Seems to me like it makes more sense to get up earlier than to move everything back! Also, definintely do a trial run!

    Post # 11
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    If you can push it back to 2, can you push it back til 4 so there’s no gap between the ceremony and reception?  I think most guests would appreciate that if its possible.

    Post # 12
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Hair: About 45 minutes

    Makeup: About 45 minutes

    Dress: 10 minutes to put on and lace up properly.

    Stressing out: um…yeah.It happens. Also checking things over a million times to make sure you don’t forget stuff!

    You probably need more than 2 hours unless your morning is a fine oiled machine. I started with my BM’s getting ready at 8am and EVERYONE wasn’t done until 2pm. We only had 2 stylists and 2 makeup artists though so we didn’ thave a full team.

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