TIMELINE for getting ready "Day-of"

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
5035 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I would contact the spa directly to see how much time they feel they will need.  When I asked my makeup and hair artist she said 3 hours for the bride alone.  I feel she accounted for more time than necessary but I rather be finished early than late.

Post # 4
9216 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

ours was about 45 per person for hair and makeup.

i started getting ready at 12 for 4pm photos.  we had 5 people getting hair and makeup.

our ceremony started at 630pm.  we didn’t want to feel rushed for first look and family photos.

Post # 5
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

futuremrsfraser :  We’re in a similar situation. We booked and elopement package at a hotel resort. Our planning looks like this: 

12PM Bridal hair (I have no bridesmaids,  so 11h30 seems reasonable for a few more people)

2PM Bridal makeup (gap intended to grab something to eat. I think in your situation, earlier would be better)

3PM Getting dressed and ready in our room.

The photographer meets us at 3:30 and our ceremony is at 4PM.

We’re not doing a first look, but we wanted a few pictures of us getting prepared. We chose to have family pictures and couple pictures after the ceremony instead of before (or else we’ll be too stressed and it will show, I believe).

All in all I think your timeline looks fine. 🙂

Post # 6
321 posts
Helper bee

futuremrsfraser :  My party of 7 will start hair and makeup at 10:30am to be ready at 2:00 for “getting ready photos.”  First look and bridal party & family photos at 4:00 and ceremony at 6:30.

Post # 7
860 posts
Busy bee

futuremrsfraser :  I would talk to your photographer and find out how much time s/he needs for the photos beforehand. Work backwards from there. Find out how much time the hair dresser/ makeup artist will need and count backwards. Add in half and hour for wiggle time and account for “travel” (walking, in your case) time 🙂 

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