Anyone start a day of timeline and think…

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I haven’t started mine, because each time I look at the form I have I start to sweat.  It scares me to death… Was 3:30 really a good time to choose.  I guess I won’t be sleeping in at all.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Drafting my day of timeline resulted in booking the photographer for an extra hour and extending the reception 30 minutes. I had to do it for my peace of mind.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We made a list of all the events we want our wedding to include. Hair/Make-up, formal photos, ceremony, supper, first dance, bouquet toss, garter toss, cake cutting & speeches. We than organized it in the order we wanted and added times we thought would work. Obviously it’s not going to be perfect and everything won’t run exactly on time but, thats okay as long as you have an idea of how it is going to go down.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been working on mine today actually.  FI is Catholic, so our ceremony is at 2pm!!  AHHHHH!  I currently have myself getting up at 6am to get going.  Then it’s rush rush rush ’till the ceremony… then we’re hanging out doing ??? for like 3 hours before the reception starts.  It also looks like we’re gonna have to tack on an extra hour for our photographer because since we have all that “dead” time in the middle, once the reception starts we have to start rushing again to get all the “picture-stuff” in before she leaves… UGH!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve had a running timeline that I’ve been updating for the past six months. We’re about 4 months out and it’s just about complete. I will be editing it until about a week before the wedding I’m sure but it’s detailed. 

I have a great planning excel document that contains my timeline, plus some. It’s been edited for privacy, so it’s not exactly the same as mine.

Below is a screen shot of my timeline, if anyones interested in receving the doc. let me know and I’ll send it along. I loved working on my timeline and other organization forms. If anyone could use a little help feel free to PM me! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just finished mine and sent it to my wedding party, and I realized how much info I am missing–like, I have no idea who’s driving (2 BMs from out of town have no car, 2 BMs live in the city and don’t have cars, I’m leaving the reception in a limo), and I don’t have the phone numbers for hair/makeup or the ceremony musicians.

We felt like there wasn’t enough time in the reception either, but decided instead of spending another $2k or so to make the reception longer, we’re just going to go to our favorite local bar/restaurant with our friends afterwards and celebrate.  Should be nice and relaxing 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I started working on a timeline and ended up changing my hair and makeup appointment to an hour earlier (from 11 am to 10 for a 3:30 ceremony start) because I started to worry that by the time my girls and I finish hair and makeup (the salon said a conservative estimate would be 2.5 hours) and get dressed, we might be cutting it too close for our first look. I want to allow adequate time for the first look, and as many portraits with the bridal party as we can get out of the way before the ceremony and still have a few moments to collect my thoughts before the ceremony begins.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I know I NEED to have a day-of timeline, but every time I start to think about it I really wish we had more time for EVERYTHING!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Wow you guys are soooooo much more prepared than me!!

The most I have is

  • Arrive at parents the night before
  • 9.30 hairdresser arrives
  • 10.30 makeup lady arrives

And after that mum worries lol

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh my gosh, the timeline is so hectic.  We had to do a preliminary one for our venue to figure out times/how many hours we needed toe hall for…and ahh!  Once we did the timeline, we also realized that we needed an extra hour with the photographer.  I’m glad I’m not the only one struggling with the logisitics!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

In reference to the above post about my timeline outline from over a year ago. I no longer have this document. It was up on a dropbox type site, but do to data issues I’ve lost it. Sorry to all those future brides!

Best wishes and Happy Planning…

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