what to do to get ready for weddingWhile planning your wedding for months, you'll want to consider what happens before the ceremony. Pre-wedding festivities like getting your hair and makeup done and sipping on champagne while the photographer captures every detail and special moment can have an impact on your entire timeline, so it's important to plan ahead of time! 

We’ve compiled frequently asked questions about what to do to get ready for your wedding. 

How to Prepare for Your Asheville Wedding

When Should I Start Getting Ready for My Wedding?

This is a personal preference, but we recommend giving yourself extra time to get ready for your wedding. You should plan for 60 to 90 minutes for hair and another 60 to 90 minutes for wedding makeup. While this may appear to be a lot of time, you want to give your wedding hairstylist and makeup artist enough time to set up, create the look, and make any necessary changes. 

You'll also want to account for breakfast since your wedding day is going to be long. Allow yourself plenty of time to wake up, interact with your friends, and take any wedding pictures you like with your family and wedding party. If you're going to have a first look, let your team know so you can be ready on time. We recommend starting three to five hours before your ceremony.

What Should I Wear Getting Ready for My Wedding?

You should wear something that makes you feel comfortable while getting ready for your wedding. You definitely don't want to be getting ready in your wedding dress because spillage and excess makeup may fall onto your garment, causing discoloration or stains. Keep your wedding day attire out of the way until all of the preparations are completed. 

Instead, there are numerous wardrobe alternatives available for getting ready. Wear a silky, satin robe for a luxurious look, or match your wedding party in matching warm pajama sets that will make for cute pictures. Avoid anything you have to pull over your head, as removing it may interfere with your hair and cosmetics after you've finished.

Where Should I Get Ready for My Wedding?

It's entirely up to you where you prepare for your wedding, and many wedding venues provide a getting-ready area where you and your wedding party can relax. If your chosen venue does not have a separate space, you will need to find another location. 

We recommend looking for something nearby or even the hotel you're staying at so you don't have to worry about traffic and transportation. 

On-Site Wedding Hair and Makeup in Asheville, NC

Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful, but if you stick to your itinerary, let your vendors perform their duties, and have faith in your wedding planner, everything will fall into place. 

Jeanne’s Hair & Makeup Studio offers a space for small ceremonies, as well as bridal preparation. 

We also offer on-site, mobile hair and makeup services in Asheville, NC, to help you get ready and look your absolute best on your special day. For more information on our services and pricing, visit our website or contact us.