5 Tips for Creating Your Getting Ready Timeline
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5 Tips for Creating Your Getting Ready Timeline

5 Tips for Creating Your Getting Ready Timeline

5 Tips for Creating Your Getting Ready Timeline

There’s so much that goes on before you make it to the altar on your wedding day. Getting ready may seem like a daunting task, but can be made so much simpler by having a plan and easy to follow timeline. To help you make it to the ceremony on time, we’ve put together a getting-ready guide and 5 tips for you to follow while creating your wedding day timeline.

Leave Ample Time for Hair and Makeup

Although every bride needs her beauty sleep, it’s important to remember that getting wedding-ready takes time! As a general rule of thumb, services take the following lengths of time:

Makeup

30–45 minutes per bridesmaid and mother of the bride

60–90 minutes for the bride

Hair

30–45 minutes per bridesmaid and mother of the bride

60–90 minutes for the bride

Pre-determine What You Want Your Bridal Party to Look Like

We can not stress this enough — pre-determine the overall bridesmaids vibe that you want before you make it to your wedding day!

Are you wearing your hair up and want to stand out? Maybe ask your bridesmaids to rock their hair down or half up.

Not feeling a red lip? Let your ladies know you’re looking for natural glam!

Not only will this save time while you get ready, but it will also avoid any miscommunication and keep expectations clear.

Double the Travel Time

For some reason, everything takes more time than it should on your wedding day. If your getting ready location is not  in the same place as your ceremony make sure you have plenty of time to get there. Calculate how long it should take WITH traffic and then double it! Then you can relax and know that you’re not going to be holding up your guests.

Big Bridal Party? Ask Us for Multiple Artists!

One of the best parts about working with All Dolled Up is that we have a team of bridal beauty experts! If you have a large bridal party, we’re more than happy to send multiple artists based off of their availability at the time of booking (its why we want to know your head counts at an early stage too – we want to set your timeline and staffing up for success!) . Not only will this keep your timeline tight, but you’ll also be able to squeeze in a touch up before we head out.

Have Your Photographer Arrive an Hour Early

Book the photographer to arrive one hour before the bride is ready to go. That way, he or she will be able to shoot getting-ready shots, like the bride applying her last bit of lipstick or having a flower pinned to her hair. This also gives your photographer plenty of time to capture those oh-so-important detail shots: your gown on a hanger, shoes, jewelry, invites, etc.