Why is my Wedding Makeup Artist arriving so early?

Over the years I have been doing weddings I have lost count of the amount of times I have been asked this question. I thought I would fill you in and give you a rough breakdown of the day:

Imagine that your ceremony is at 2pm and you have 5 girls in your bridal party.

8am- Makeup artist arrives, sets up and starts first makeup

9am- Second makeup application

9:45am – Third makeup application

10:30am- Fourth makeup application

11:15am- Fifth makeup application

12pm- Photographer arrives

Each makeup application takes roughly 45 minutes; I also like to leave around 30 minutes spare just in case someone is running late. Your photographer also needs time to take photos of you and your bridal party getting ready, and you getting in your dress before you all arrive at the ceremony.

It is best to start a little earlier in the morning than to have you all rushing around frantically at the last minute – we want you to be as relaxed as possible on your big day!

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