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Wedding Day Timeline: You & The Morning Of

Every bride wants a stress free morning on their wedding day. Having a calm environment can set the tone before showtime. One thing brides do not take into account is their beauty team. If the hair and makeup goes off schedule, it can cause other events to be off schedule, like your ceremony. With so many things that have the possibility of happening on the the day of (good and bad). How do you determine the perfect balance?

Below you will find helpful tips for the morning of your wedding day.

First thing first...

Communication is key!

Collaborating with your Makeup Artist and Hairstylist will make sure your day is as stress free as possible. I know you want to take charge and do the timeline on your own. However, as a part of your beauty team; we know how much time is needed to make sure you and your party is flawless. So trust us!

You want to be as up-front as possible. If you know that there are new events added that was originally not discussed with your Beauty team, let them know immediately. The same can be said if you are removing events from your big day. Tell all the major key players(wedding planner, venue, photographer/ videographer & beauty team).

Know your party!

Think about who you have in your party. You selected who you wanted to be a part of the most important day of your life. So you should know their strengths and weaknesses.

If you have one bridal party member that likes her sleep, it wouldn't make sense to put her at the beginning. This will only cause delays. instead this maid should be in the middle or last. Do you have one maid that likes to wear a lot of eyeshadow, lashes and just wants a full glam look, this maid should go first. Simply put analyze your party.

But how much time should you budget per person and when should you start?


30- 45 minutes per bridal party members

60- 90 minutes for the bride

15-20 minutes for grooming

10-15 minutes for flower girls


30- 45 minutes per bridal party members

60- 90 minutes for the bride

15-20 minutes for grooming

20-30 minutes for flower girls

I always like to suggest brides start their beauty services 6-4 hours prior to their ceremony or 5-4 hours before their first look. That way you have time to sit back, relax and enjoy your time.

Sample Timeline

Below is a timeline that I give to all of my brides, either before or the same week of their wedding. Use this sample timeline as a guide on what you can expect for your special day.




8:00 a.m

Makeup & hair arrive set up begins

8:15 am



9:00 am



9:45 am


10:30 am


Sarah services start at 10 or 10:15 am

11:00 am


12:00- 12:30 pm

Touchups begin & Mua departs

As you can see each person is listed for a particular time slot. Now let's pretend the wedding starts at 3pm, but the bride has to be ready by 2pm for pictures. That means she needs to be in her dress by 1:30 pm depending on her wedding dress. So all beauty services need to be completed no later than 1 pm.

Tips for getting ready the morning of

  • Appoint one person to do all the last miute task, let this person go last to recive beauty services.

  • Have inspiration pictures for every bridal party member

  • Get a good night's rest( I love doing a lavender bubble bath)

  • Wear comfortable clothes, clothes should be easy to remove. So it doesn't disturb hair or makeup.

  • Have your bridal party at the same location, that way i someone needs to switch out they can.

  • No reherals during services. Every minute counts!

In closing no matter what time you decide to get your makeup or hair done, be prepared for the unplanned. However, if you trust your beauty team and communicate well your day will be smooth sailing.


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