So here we are, at the start of planning and preparing for you big day,
let us talk about Hair!
Knowing your wedding day schedule is crucial when it comes to making sure that your wedding day goes off without a hitch and the most important areas to get timings right is during the bridal party hair prep.
Many off my brides are shocked when I suggest how early I should arrive to start getting everyone ready for the important day that lies ahead, but from my 30+ years of experience working in the industry, you can trust me when I say that I know my wedding day schedule timings down to a tee!
There's so much to factor in during those first few hours of day and the absolutely last thing you want is to feel rushed or unprepared as you walk down the aisle, so making sure that there is plenty of time allotted in your wedding day schedule to get everything done (and still enjoying it too) is a must.
During the trial run together, I'll be making notes throughout so that I not only know exactly what we'll be doing on your wedding day and which products I'll be using, but also so I can work out just how much time it's all going to take.
As a general rule, I like to allow at least 1.5 hours to do my bride's hair. Although we will already know what look you are going for, I want to make sure that you really enjoy the process and look completely flawless.
I also factor in time for laughing and chatting, time foe eating and sipping champagne and even around half an hour to actually put your dress on.
Bridesmaids styles are usually not quite as complex as the brides and so for them I write up my wedding day schedule to include an hour per extra person. This is usually plenty of time to have your Lovelies looking amazing!
MOTHERS OF THE BRIDE/GROOM
If Mum is having her hair done too, I like to estimate about 1 hour. I can securely fasten hat or fasinators also!
It's not unusual for my brides to decide that they would like a few loose curls put into their flower girl's hair at the last moment. This doesn't take to long at all, but it all adds up so still needs to be included in to the wedding day schedule. Around half an hour for each girl.