Wedding Hair and Makeup Timeline Q’s & A’s
Dayton Wedding Hair and Makeup
We have been providing hair and makeup services in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus areas, combined over 15 years. With our years of experience, we wanted to take the time today to go over our thoughts on the wedding hair and makeup timelines. The timeline plays a huge part in the outcome of your overall day! If you have a wedding planner, they typically handle the timeline (depending on what they’ve included in your package) If you don’t have a planner, we are writing this to save you the hassle of figuring it out on your own.
Lets say, you have 7 or more girls wanting both hair and makeup, but need everyone to be done by 11:00a.m.
For that specific timeline with 7 people, I would suggest 45 mins per girl and 1 hour for the bride. When hiring a team, like us, we have individual people who come on site. This is important to factor, If you hire one stylist to do both hair and makeup she would need more time with each person. Here’s an example of how I would break down that hypothetical timeline creating a stress free environment for the bride and bridal party.
We would bring an additional hairstylist and makeup artist, to save you from waking up at 5:00 a.m. in the morning. It is always crucial to follow the directions your stylist gives you, i.e. make sure everyone shows up with day old dirty hair/ if they wash the morning of, to make sure its 100% dry. Coming with a clean exfoliated and moisturized face for makeup, and letting your stylist know in advance if anyone has a specific allergy to makeup products. We have done hundreds of weddings over the years, we truly want whats best for you. This is why, we might sound repetitive when going through the timeline process.
Total 7 for Makeup
Bridesmaid 1 8:00
Bridesmaid 2 8:00
Bridesmaid 3 8:45
Bridesmaid 4 8:45
Bridesmaid 5 9:30
Bridal Makeup 9:30
Mother of the Groom 10:30 (information to know or let your stylist know. Moms and flower girls etc., can usually be done later than the bridal party)
"Moms and Flower Girls
Can usually start later”
While the two makeup artists are able to start on other bridesmaids, the two hairstylists can start on the others. Having everyone there at the start time is always a huge plus! This creates less hassle for you, and helps everyone stay on track. With a total of 4 artists available, timing goes smoothly and efficiently. Sometimes we finish faster than 45 minutes, so when the next person is there to jump right in, and continue to stay on time.
Total 7 for Hair
Bridesmaid 5 8:00
Bridal Hair: 8:00
Bridesmaid 4 8:45
Bridesmaid 3 8:45
Bridesmaid 2 9:30
Bridesmaid 1 9:30
Mother of the Groom 10:30(Hair and Makeup Combined)
Brides, please know, that the wedding day goes by so quickly. That is the number one thing we hear during the day of process. "I can’t believe how fast time is going by”, we are professionals for this reason, we not only continue learning the latest trends for your wedding, we take into account the mishaps we’ve seen along the way, and want to provide you with the best experience possible.
In closing, please know, that not all parties require two additional stylists. We do this for larger parties with constricted timelines. If you have an evening wedding and don’t need to be done until late afternoon, this scenario would not apply to you. We hope this was helpful and want to continue to provide our brides with the best information possible.
Proudly serving Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus areas for Wedding Hair and Makeup.
The Sweetly Pinned Hair and Makeup Team