Meet my pal Cristina Ziemer.
Cristina’s skilled hands yield faces that look like their very best versions of themselves (movie star status) and up dos that last the entire day - no loose curls, no crazy fly aways. Just perfection all the way past your sparkler send off.
I’ve had Cristina on the podcast and we chatted all about why she loves what she does and how hiring her can really make the difference. If you haven’t yet, take a listen to Episode 017.
Confidence is key and I can’t imagine how you’d have any self-esteem issues after stepping out of her chair. Keep scrolling for tips on creating your wedding morning timeline and don’t forget to hire Cristina for your day (P.S. we make a great team).
HOW TO CREATE YOUR GETTING READY
TIMELINE FOR YOUR WEDDING MORNING
Your wedding morning can easily start at 9am, 8am, 6am(!!), regardless of when your ceremony is. What determines your start time? How many gals are getting ready and how many stylists you have to help.
Creating a timeline, one that is more thorough than just “end by time” can literally make your day start off on the right foot. Without a good timeline, you could fall behind or end up cutting out key moments that you have planned.
I’ve totally seen it happen, brides forgo this stern advice and end up losing out on time for their first look, end up having to switch family photos to after the ceremony (missing out on cocktail hour), or someone doesn’t get to have their hair and make up done (usually bridesmaid number 4). Instead of missing out, follow these quick steps for success!
STEP 1: Determine how many people are getting hair and makeup done.
STEP 2: Determine where you are getting ready and what time you need to be ready by
STEP 3: Hire enough hair and makeup artists so that you are ready on time and within the time provided
STEP 4: Communicate your timeline (and double check it with your stylists). Don’t forget to account for breakfast, lunch and transportation times.
A few helpful hints:
Cristina agrees that leaving about 45 minutes for hair or makeup for bridesmaids is appropriate, for the bride you’ll want 1 hour for makeup and 1 hour 15 minutes for hair.
Instead of having yourself, the bride, going first or last, put yourself in the middle. If you go first, your style will be less fresh, if you go last and run late you’ll end up affecting the whole timeline (since your presence is integral to the day).
Check and then double check your timeline. Make sure that you don’t have an individual getting their hair and their makeup done at the same time, unless your stylist has requested this, and make sure you have time to eat!
Check out a few samples:
Prosperity, Love & Happiness,
Photos by Aqua Fox Photography of Kelly // Dillinger Studios (makeup by Heather Trachsel)