Maxine’s attitude made the morning run so smoothly. She was so kind, grateful, and organized. Not to mention she is absolutely stunning!!! I was honored to be a part of her special day.
4 Tips For Planning Your Getting Ready Timeline
1. Consider the number of people getting their hair & makeup done
Hair and makeup artists are often expected to get everything done too quickly so I always try to make sure I set expectations accordingly! The first thing you need to know: the more people you have, the more time it takes to get ready.
Most of the time I take one hour for a bride and 30 minutes for each bridesmaid or additional person. If I have an assistant, the overall time is cut down, but I can’t always guarantee I’ll have someone with me.
2. Communicate with vendors!
You’ve heard it a million times before and I’ll say it again: communication is key! Talk to your vendors and your bridesmaids about the itinerary and what you expect for the morning. Their answers will help you build a timeline that flows smoothly.
I send out a schedule two weeks before the wedding day and I ask each bridesmaid to be ready at the time they’re scheduled to go. Talk to your photographer and videographer about how much time they need for detail shots, getting ready pics, and any other footage they wanna capture. Ask your hairstylist how much time they need as well so we can coordinate when we’ll do certain people’s hair and makeup.