Post # 1
Hi Bees =)
Looking for your opinions here. I’m trying to book my hair and makeup appointments for the day of the wedding. I don’t know what time I should start at, or how long before the ceremony we should be ready by.
I’m getting married at an All Inclusive resort, and I’m having hair and makeup done at their spa. So it will be not even 10 minutes from my room, to the spa, to where the ceremony takes places – so travel time isn’t really an issue.
There will be myself and my 2 bridesmaids, as well as my mom having our hair and makeup done – and I’m told they have 3 ladies available for that. So technically 3 people could be getting services at the same time.
My ceremony is at 4 pm – I want to do some portraits and bridal party photos before hand as well as some “getting ready” shots, but NO first look.
I wanted to start my hair and makeup around 11:30 or 12 pm. Then i think we will be done around 3 pm, to start getting dressed and everything. Does that sound too late?? I don’t want to be sitting around forever afterwards waiting for the ceremony. I googled how much time you should leave for hair and make up and most people were saying that the Bride might take up to 1 hour each for hair and make up, and the bridesmaids would be 45 min for hair and 30 for makeup.
Your opinions are appreciated! =)
Post # 2
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 # 3
j9marie : Yeah I have contacted them…the one lady said they like to allow 2.5 hours for each person (which seems like a lot for just the bridesmaids and my mom) and said to start at 10 am, and another lady said that’s way too much timeand told me to start at 12.
Post # 4
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
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
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
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 🙂