Monday, September 14, 2015

Nicole and John 28 Days Out: Hair & Makeup (Los Angeles Wedding Planner)

Nicole's hair and makeup inspiration
Style Me Pretty - Styling by Thorne Artistry
Photo: Carmen Santorelli Studio
About an hour ago, I spoke with Heather Roach, Nicole's hair and makeup stylist. Turns out there are four people getting both hair and makeup done, which is scheduled to take about four and a half hours, from 8am - 12:45pm. I always feel bad about what a loooong day it is, you know? It might end up being a little longer, because we have to build in time to round everyone and all their stuff up, jump in cars and get to the museum in enough time to take pictures and hide before guests start arriving at 2:30. 

Heritage Square Museum had a wedding this weekend, and I was hoping that someone would be in the office today to give me definitive on our start time (3:00/3:30pm), but no one is. That was a long shot, anyway! A lot of venues give their event staff Monday off, so if you're trying to get ahold of them between Friday and Monday, keep that in mind. I usually tell people that the best days to contact any vendor is between Tuesdays and Thursdays, so don't freak out if you don't hear back right away. 

And if you can avoid? it Do not put an early ceremony time on your invitations. Lots of people do it, and I get it - they have guests who are notoriously late and they want to trick them into being there on time. First of all, that's not going to work, because it's an old trick, people know it, and odds are, they're going to be late anyway. Plus, they're grown, and if they're late, that's on them. Harsh but true. Second, and I swear to you, if you give the ceremony time as 5pm, your first guests will show up at 4:30.  Every. Single.Time. No, not all of your guests, but the ones that show up early still need a place to sit or go. And, if you don't want to be seen before your ceremony, that is going to not only eat into your set-up time, but also your photography time. You'd be surprised by what a 30 minute window can gnaw up. Don't do it. 

Tomorrow I'm following up with Heritage, and passing the info I get on to Nicole and her photographer, hopefully before they talk. Right now, I'm going to try and schedule a call tomorrow with the caterer to go over the rental list, again. Plus, Nicole's guest list has gone up, so he needs to know that, too. Gotta love a party that everyone wants to come to. That's gonna be a good party. 

See you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

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