My wedding is this Saturday. My HMUA is coming to my house to do my hair and make up, and make up only for 3 others. I told her we needed to leave the house to head to the ceremony by 1:30pm, so she said she’d need to be here to start at 8am. Is it normal to need 5.5 hours to do 4 people’s make up and one person’s hair? I want to give her the time she thinks she needs so we don’t end up scrambling at the end, but I just hadn’t planned on incorporating so much getting ready time into my wedding day.
Yes, absolutely. In addition to the normal time it takes to do full faces plus full hair, it looks like she's giving herself a small buffer for emergencies or unforseen skin emergencies, etc., which is wise to do on the morning of such a high-key day.
They told me about 2 to 3 hours for hair for 4 and make up for 2..but the hair and makeup person are separate people. So it seems reasonable for one person to do all of that in the amount of time they told you.
I had 1 makeup artist and 1 hairstylist on the day of the wedding. 7 girls needed both hair and makeup (including myself), and 2 needed hair only. To do all of them plus my hair, we were ready by 12:30. Most girls had EXTREMELY thick hair and intricate styles as well. I still don't know how they did it all so fast haha