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Time to have hair complete??

Hailey, on June 21, 2021 at 3:39 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 7

What time should my hair be completed by? The hairdresser gave me a timeline to finish my hair by 1215 but my ceremony isn't until 5. Is that ridiculously early??? What am I going to do for 4+ hours?

They will be at the ceremony location. We do have a first look, but no family pictures or anything else before the ceremony.


Latest activity by Gwendolyn, on June 23, 2021 at 4:30 PM
  • Day
    Expert July 2021
    Day ·
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    That seems extremely early. I’m getting my hair and makeup done 2-4PM and the first look is at 5PM. Do you have bridesmaids that are also getting their hair done?
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  • Stacey
    Super May 2021
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    Did you agree upon the time when you hired her? I made sure to find an MUA whose schedule corresponded with when I needed to be ready. I eliminated anyone who was only available in the morning because, like you, I didn't want to sit around all day. Does she have another wedding or commitment that afternoon? If not, I'd ask her to adjust the schedule or find someone else.

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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
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    That is odd.

    Usually, The hair is done before makeup, since hot rollers or hair dryers are less than ideal for makeup melting. So, working back from 5, assuming ... 30 minutes' drive from where you're getting ready to the venue? That would be 4:30, 1-2 hours for photos at the house absolute max, 3:00, 1 hour for makeup, 2:00, still not sure why you'd need to be done 1.5 hours before that?

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  • Emily
    Devoted June 2021
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    That’s nuts!! Ours wants to be done by 3:30 for a 4:30 wedding ceremony..
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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari ·
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    That seems super early.

    When I was originally planning to go to the salon to have my hair done (about 1/2 hour from my venue) I was probably going to do an appointment starting between noon and 1pm for our 4pm ceremony (about 1.5 hours for hair and makeup and then 30 minutes back to the venue). I ended up having a friend do it instead and we didn't even start getting ready until 1:30-2pm.

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  • Thinn
    Devoted September 2021
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    I agree with all the other comments. 12:15 sounds way to early. My ceremony starts at 5:30. First look starts at 4pm. I’ll be the last person to get my hair and make up done by 2:30pm
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  • Gwendolyn
    Devoted July 2021
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    Oh wow - 12:15 is the finish time? My hair/make-up is starting at 12 in order to be ready for a first look by 3ish. That does seem very early.

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