Timeline panic

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

So basically your timeline means you are finished getting dressed 5 min before the start of your ceremony and still need to drive and take several photos? Yes, I don’t see how that will work. Can you do your own makeup before hair? That will save 45 min according to your timeline. Or push your ceremony back by half an hour (make sure all guests are informed and not just waiting)? 

Also, it really doesn’t sound like you have any time for photos beforehand. Save those for afternthe reception since I’m assuming it will be done fairly early in the afternoon. 

Post # 3
2032 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t think you will really have time for any pictures before the ceremony.  Maybe a quick photo of you getting into the dress but if you drop the idea of any elaborate getting ready photos you might be okay.  Is anyone getting ready with you?  That could also slow you down.  But otherwise, you have almost three hours for hair and makeup so that should be okay for one person.  Personally, I don’t remember exactly what time we started but I remember being stressed when the photographer arrived and we were still in the midst of truly getting ready.  Most of the “getting ready” pictures are more posed pictures that are taken when you are actually ready and relaxed. 

Post # 4
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Will the hair take until 8.30? Could you pick a style which is able to be done within one hour and then start makeup at 8am? Then if that’s done at 8.45am you’d have an hour to get dressed and have photos. You might even have a few minutes breather before leaving!

It can be done! My sister had a 7am (yep, 7am!) wedding. I’m not a morning person and that was a major struggle!

Post # 5
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Can the make-up artist do you make-up while your hair is being done (could they travel there for you)? It feels a bit cramped on time, firstly it’s an emotional day things just take longer because everyone wants it to be perfect. And you are double checking, triple checking things to be sure. If you can double up the hair and make-up, I think you’d find it just the right amount of time.

Post # 6
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

There’s no room for error. What if the hair or make up people are the slightest bit delayed?

I agree with PP, it’s best to either do your own hair, find someone to help you who can start earlier, or ask the aestheticians to drive to you. That would give you time for some pics beforehand.


Post # 8
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

carter2bee :  Can your make-up artist come to the hair salon to do your make-up? Is there a space at your venue that you can get dressed in? Then you can go straight to the venue after hair/make-up and have a little more time to squeeze in a few pics.

Post # 10
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

carter2bee :  Dang! I was trying to be creative! 

It sounds like you’ll have to do all of your photos after the ceremony, which won’t be too bad if your photographer is assertive and efficient. Good Luck!

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