Post # 1
My wedding is next sat the 19th… were doing a 10am ceremony and serving breakfast.
Because its morning time, im slightly panicked that I wont have enough time. my hair appt cant get any earlier than 7am. 8:30am makeup 9:15ish till 9:55 till I leave to the venue. which is maybe 10 mins away. I have to get dressed (super simple dress) and take a few pictures. Im going to regret this huh?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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 # 7
Unfortunately the hair stylist wont come to me. she works out of her own shop. Tho im going to beg the day before lol. i should be ‘ready’ 20+ mins before leaving. I dont need an hour of just me pictures. I have already told my photographer I perfer candids. Im not gonna stress it. It wont change anything unfortunately 🙁 worst part is its a 15-20 min ride from hair back to the hotel for make up and getting dressed.
Post # 8
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 # 9
spaceship54321 : Nope 🙁 the MUA is going to be at the hotel doing my maids while im getting hair. Then by the time I get back they will be done and ready.
Post # 10
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!