(Closed) blank wedding day template

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I didn’t use a template — I just opened up excel, and made up a few different scenarios based on how I expected things to go, taking into account the size of our guest list, and on recommendations from people like our contact at the venue and our photographer. In the first vertical column, every cell was a 15 minute incriment that began at 9:00am.  The next column over I started inputting things that should happen at whatever times.  I used the “merge cells” function to connect cells together for things that took up larger chunks of time.

I know, it sounds daunting.  But start with the ceremony time (or dinner time) and work up and down from there.  For example, I figured that I would want the ceremony around 4:00, so I put it there. I know our ceremony is going to be short and sweet, so I allotted 15 minutes for that. Then I know the group picture and family pictures afterwards would be roughly a half hour (small family, no bridal party).  I put starting to get ready at 2:30, which should be fine for me because it’s only me… while most brides usually provide wayyyy more time for that!

Obviously my time tables are not going to work for everyone, just like everyone else’s time tables are not going to work for me.  Make up your own, and don’t feel like you need to follow a template.

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