(Closed) When to get hair/makeup done

posted 13 years ago in Baltimore
Post # 3
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i had my hair and makeup team come to the hotel to get us ready.

our ceremony started at 5pm – we started getting ready at 8am.  i had 4 BMs, 2 moms and 1 grandma with me.

so 9:30am sounds about right.  just be sure to get yours done last.

i’m not going to lie, i was so tired all day.  by 10pm, i was beat.

Post # 4
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

yeah, i agree.  My hair appt is at 9:00 and my wedding is at 6:00 pm

Post # 5
36 posts

I had the same feelings as you…  My wedding was at 3 pm, and they tried to schedule my appts for 9 am.  I moved them to 10 am.  I got nails, hair and makeup done.  Then there were two makeup stylists who did makeup for two of my girls.  And there were two hairstylists who did hair for 5 girls.  We were done right before 12, got lunch, and then stopped by the house to pick some things up and went to the church at 1 and got dressed.  I loved that I was busy non-stop since waking up, so I didn’t have time to get nervous.  For me, the salon had many people all working in nails, hair and makeup that day.  And it was 15 minutes from my house and my house was 5 minutes from the church.  So you should probably keep in mind staff number and driving time when you are figuring what time to do your appt.  I also had trials done there, so I didn’t have my hair done one way and then change my mind, etc.  Also, we didn’t have to take care of anything that morning and we also didn’t do any photographs before the wedding.  We had time to do those between the ceremony and reception.

Post # 6
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My stylist came to our hotel room at 9am for a 5pm wedding.  I needed to be ready by 3:30 for pictures.  She did hair for me, my mom, and my mil and she did make-up for me, my mom, and 3 of my bms.  I’m so glad we started early so I never had to stress about being on time.

Post # 7
3952 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have been a bridesmaid recently and we had the hair/makeup people there four hours before.  The photos started two hours before..and that way everybody looked fresh and gorgeous still.

I will do the same timeline.  Four hours before.  If no pics, then 2-3 hours before.  Make sure you have SAME makeup for touchups btw.  The artist told me that isimportant ..unless the makeup artist is staying throughout the whole event which is usually unlikely.


Post # 8
26 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi, professional Makeup Artist here! When it comes to hair/makeup, listen to the pros!!!! It’s necessary to start early to get everyone done on time- Bride goes last so she looks freshest! Also, it’s always so much fun while all the girls are getting ready!!!! I’ve been doing this for 5 years and I love weddings!!! You will want to be there telling stories, taking pics, and having some bonding time before you say “I do!” Many salons will offer a bridal spread or allow you to bring in bagels, juice, and champagne!!! You will have a great time!

Post # 10
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was told to start around 10am when we started scheduling…it seems too early but ya never know…

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