How much time should I allow for hair and makeup on my wedding day?
I get this question with every bride. I always tell my brides more time is better than less time. Why? Last minute things always come up on the wedding day that the bride needs to address - such as flowers, guests, seating etc.. - and that eats up time. Also, I always tell my brides to factor in extra time to enjoy the getting ready process with your bridesmaids and family.
For the actual time, I like to count backwards from the time my bride needs to be in her dress for first looks or photos. Depending on the time it took at the trial, I usually factor in 2 to 3 hours for bridal hair and makeup. For example, if the bride needs to be in her dress at 3 pm, I would schedule her at 12 noon.
Bridesmaids and others are scheduled every 45 minutes. I insist that bridesmaids and others bring photos of hair and makeup ideas to help us give them the look they want.