Post # 1
Hey bees, I’d appreciate any help/reassurance!
My ceremony is at 11:30am – ouch. And I have six bridesmaids – double ouch! The closest salon to the house and ceremony venue (which are very close together) opens at 9am. They said they could have one person on me doing my hair and makeup and be done by 10:30am. Then they have three other stylists, so they could take the BMs in two batches – but it seems like most of the BMs want up-dos and makeup, and I’m starting to stress about the time.
So I guess my question is – how long did it take or how long are you allowing, per bridesmaid, for hair and makeup? How long did you allow between the end of hair/makeup and the ceremony? Is an hour too short? The destinations are all < 2 minutes drive apart. I’m in a mild panic.
Post # 3
I didn’t have my Bridesmaids with me during the hair and make up, but I think that is cutting it kinda close to be honest. My hair (up-do) and make up took about 45minutes, and i had mine done by two people at once in my bridal suite on location. If you and BMs need also 45min each you could make 10:30…but that is assuming that nothing goes wrong, everyone is on time and that there is no drama-for example that BMs don’t like their look and want it redone-that would throw off the whole schedule…
I had quite a long time in between-but again it didn’t matter because we were at the wedding location and took the pictures first and so on.
I could imagine that a big bridal party like that could encounter some problems if you have so little time. Did you have a trial? If not there will probably be a little drama;) Also is it not possible to hire someone who comes to your house or bidal suite and starts earlier? I would always prefer that over a salon and it leaves you more time.
Post # 4
@Ilovetruffels: Thanks for the reply. I have found a place further away (only 10 minutes further, thankfully) that opens an hour earlier, so hopefully that gives us enough breathing space for problems that might crop up!!
Post # 5
Talk with your bridesmaids before hand, discuss the looks they want for hair and make up before hand and maybe let the salon know, this will cut down on any consultation time, maybe let the salon know in advance who wants what so they can delegate a suitable stylist per bridesmaid! Also ask the salon wether they would prefer the girls to comeblow with clean hair / wet hair / dry hai etc, this will cut down on any unessaeccey shampoo blowdry time!:)