My bridal party and I are starting our day at 8:00am (hair and makeup arriving at 8), and our first look is currently scheduled for 2pm. I've got 5 bridesmaids getting made up, myself, and my mother (mother of the groom opted out of getting hair and makeup done), so a total of 7 people getting services done. There will be one stylist for hair, and one make up artist. Because the first look is at 2, but the getting ready photos and first look with my dad will need to be at 1 - I guess I could not go last in getting ready and so one of the bridesmaids could be getting done last while I start my photos getting ready? This probably makes no sense, just freaking out lol!
The stylist said that for seven people starting at 8 will be fine but I'm worried that one person on hair and one on makeup won't be enough. I'm also worried because I don't think I have ANY extra time built in just in case. With first look at 2pm, I'm afraid I won't have time for photos with bridal party and immediate family before 3:30 when guests arrive for the ceremony (the ceremony is outside and ideally I'd like those photos to be outside, so we really need to be back in the bridal suite before 3:30). How long do you think I should realistically anticipate the bridal party/immediate family photos to take? How long did the first look part take?