The mother of the bride should go first. As it gets close to ready time, she’s going to be pulled in different directions with questions from the venue, family members, and the bride. The bride should go second, so that you can enjoy the process and allow yourself plenty of time to do so. After your makeup is finished, go back to hair for a final touch up before stepping into your gown. You can always have lipstick applied after the veil is placed. Then make your big reveal!