The length of time depends on how many are in your group and how many stylists there are.
A stylist coming to your hotel room you're getting ready at is pretty common and works better logistically for most brides. Most standard venues (hotels, ballrooms, houses of worship, etc) do not open early enough to get ready in them. Take a look at Instagram for stylists in your area. Nearly all of them will travel with no issues.
I am having hair & makeup come to us at the venue. I thinks it’s very common to have mobile services in larger cities, but you may have a harder time finding one in smaller towns.
How long it takes to get ready really depends on what services are being provided and how many people will be receiving them. Our HMUAs said to plan 1 hour for each service per person. But they will also be working simultaneously- so while one person is getting hair done, another can be getting makeup done. So for 4 people, it should take approximately 4 hours.
When I book my hair and MUA, I plan on having them come to us at the venue. There's a getting ready suite inside the venue, so it's perfect! It's also just easier having it all done there rather than at the hotel, then having to pack in a car to travel to the venue.
The amount of time it takes completely depends on the services being provided, and how many people will be receiving said services. It also depends on whether your stylists will do everything themselves, or have someone there to help!
Our ceremony was at 4:30 and hair and makeup started at eight just like you were told. I also did a first look with my dad, then we did bridal party photos with each side separately, and then our first look prior to the ceremony. Our hair and makeup team came to our venue.
For any PA brides, a regulation that came out right before my wedding was the hairstylist had to conduct business within their location (we had people getting haircuts in garages and they were worried for covid regulation), so we had to do it in the salon. We had a 4pm ceremony and similar to your schedule began at 8am. 6 bridesmaids and myself. Timeline was perfect and we ended at 12:30 or so. Good luck ❤️
Most people I know either got ready at home or at the hotel they were staying at. A lot of venues won’t even allow you to get ready there. My hair and makeup person also wanted to start way before the ceremony. I think they just want to make sure they can do your entire bridal party without rushing
It depends on where your venue is if your stylist/MUA will come to you, and if they will, whether or not there will be an extra charge associated with that. Most people usually get ready at either a hotel or the bridal suite if a venue offers one. I've also seen where they'll get their makeup and hair done in the hotel room but then get touched back up at the venue between the reception and ceremony.
I plan to have our hair stylist & MUA come to the venue as me and the bridesmaids will have a parlor to get ready in.
My HMUA came to us (bridal suite at our venue). We had 8 girls getting hair and/or makeup. Our photographer wanted us ready by 3:45 for our first look, our ceremony started at 5:30. Our HMUA arrived at 9:30 and we were finished around 3:30.
If you can find one to come to you, I recommend it! It is so nice to be in one place and not having to stress about getting somewhere on time. Plus, it is fun to have some mimosas and some food with your bridal party in our own space.