(Closed) Timing of Make Up Help!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

When are you doing photos though? My ceremony is at 6pm as well. I am getting hair and makeup done from noon-2pm with pictures starting around 3:15pm. 

I think your makeup needs to be done earlier than 3:15, only because something could go wrong- hair could take longer, something may happen with your dress- you just never know.

And two hours for makeup seems long. It shouldn’t take more than an hour. But if that MUA takes 2 hours, definitely do it earlier.

Post # 4
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Are you doing bridal portaits? Or pictures with your bridesmaids/family beforehand? If so, it might be cutting it a little close for you to be totally ready, into your dress, take pictures, and to the ceremony venue a little early.

Post # 6
334 posts
Helper bee

2 hours just to do your makeup??? My makeup artist will be about 45 mins – 1 hour.

Post # 8
334 posts
Helper bee

Honey, i’m calm. I gave you a pretty good indication as to how long makeup should take. My timeline if you want it in depth is; 

45 minutes for makeup, 30 minutes for hair. 

1pm – 4:30pm (hair and makeup for 3 people)
5pm (ceremony).

Post # 9
815 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

kristina123:  I think she planned two hours to be super safe! That’s likely already taking into account delays and mistakes etc. If you book her for 3:15, she’ll probably arrive 3:30… then you will start 3:45 and you will be done by 4:45 for sure! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Magnolia House

kristina123:  My timeline was… Hair and makeup for me and 4 bm we started at 10 and were supposed to be done by 1:30, actually finished around 2:15. It was approx 30 for my hair and 50 minutes for my makeup ( I was airbrushed). Then we went to the venue (We were 45 minutes late by then and I was stressing) and my bms got dressed (Took them forever cause they were laughing and carrying on) Then I got dressed. It took like 15-20 minutes getting dressed (Posing for pictures as my sister helped me get my earrings on etc…)  The photographer took a bunch of photos of my shoes, dress hanging, our rings together, etc. We did shots of just me and the bridesmaids before hand so we weren’t super late after the ceremony. 

SO I am telling you this because I was 45 minutes late to my planners timeline and I was sitting on the couch in my bridal suite playing on facebook 45 minutes before the ceremony. We didn’t need near as much time as she booked but it was to make sure there weren’t any mishaps etc. After we showed up to the venue to get dressed all my stress went away. I was there and no worries! 

I think if she is adding an extra hour for whatever you should be ok. You may be rushed but don’t sweat it, I learned it all works out.

Post # 12
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think that seems fine…. I mean you aren’t going to go to the church 2 hrs early and just sit around so even if it did take 2 hrs that wouldn’t be an issue (getting the dress on would likely only take 10-15 min unless you have like 10000 buttons or something)

I guess I would just be really sure that I wasn’t going to want any pictures before hand since the sunset is around 6:30 for most of the US in mid-october so that means all of your pictures will have to be done in the dark which isn’t ideal

have you spoken to your photographer about this? what did they say? where will you take pictures instead?

Post # 13
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

My friend is a makeup artist and when she does wedding makeup she likes to give a two hour ish period just incase things were to go wrong, but it rarely will take that long. I think you’ll be fine!:)

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