Brides who had a 6PM ceremony…share your day-of itinerary

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Bump! I’m interested to hear other bride’s timelines as we will also have a late start ceremony! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@laureneliz87:  

My ceremony starts at 6:00, and we’re also doing a first look and pictures before the ceremony! Here’s my day of itenerary:

12:00 hair starts. That includes me and my 3 bridesmaids. (I have updo, BMs will have their hair down)

Photographer arrives at 2:30 to begin taking “getting ready” photos.

Everyone to be ready to go at 3:30.

3:30 is first look.

3:30-5:00 is wedding party pictures. (we plan on leaving our venue and taking pictures around the city)

5:00-5:30 is family pictures. (at the venue)

Back in our hotel rooms by 5:30ish so that arriving guests don’t see us.

6:00 ceremony!

I can’t say whether it worked for me since it hasn’t happened yet, but I think it’s a pretty good plan! We put in some extra time for hair and photos just in case – I’d rather be early than running late!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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Post # 7
Hostess
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@laureneliz87:  we’re doing 6pm as well.

I have our hair appointments booked for 9am (the salon originally did 8 and I refused).  We’ll be done by 11:30 – my hair + 4 BMs one of whom has an INSANE amount of hair (like it’s ridiculous, her ponytail has like a 3″ diameter)

We’re having a light lunch at the hotel at noon, makeup after lunch at 1:00, girls get dress, photog coming at 3:00 or 3:30 for getting ready and bridal party pictures, 5:15 (at the latest) we have to be en route to the venue (it’s a half hour drive).  We’re not doing a first look – I’m doing everything I can to avoid it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My first look and pics were at 6pm, but the ceremony was at 7pm.

The way we did it was that I did my girls makeup while they go their updos done at 11am-12pm. Basically while one had her hair done, I did the other ones makeup and vice versa.

With hair done & bags packed in the car by 2pm, we got to the venue by 3pm.

At 3pm-4pm, I looked over the venue and did a last minute rehearsal with the group, then my makeup artist arrived at about 4:15. He was supposed to take 45 minutes, but he ended up taking like an hour and a half, so I had to RUSH into the dress and jewelry and veil. I also had to take my hair out of the pins that my curls were held up in.

We started pics at 6pm, and the ceremony started 10 minutes late at 7:10pm.

Basically, get a move on in the morning no later than 9-10am.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m starting mine at 4, so don’t quite make the cut for this thread, but I’m certainly interested in seeing how other brides are doing their day-of schedule!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am interested too!  I wanted 6, but photographers suggest 5 since I didn’t want a “first look.”  I can’t wait to see replies!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our ceremony was at 5:30. I believe I arrived at the venue around 1:30 for hair and makeup (friend did my hair, I did makeup), first look at 3:30, family photos around 4(?), back to the bridal suite at 5 to chill out and touch up whatever was needed, then ceremony time. We had no bridal party. So chill and easy.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MrsSkeletonKey:  Make the hair at 11am? That gives us 4.5 hours for hair, which I think is too much. My hair will take the longest and I’d be shocked if it took a whole hour. The 3 BMs are just having their hair down and wavy – about 30-45 minutes each IF that. Even if I took a full hour and they each took 45 minutes, that’s only 3.25 hours. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@leahthehun:  I’m giving the advice based on what occured during my wedding.

There were 3 of us getting our hair done at 11am for my 7pm ceremony. By the time it was 4pm, I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off because other things crept up that needed attending to. I can’t imagine what I would have done if I didn’t have that extra time, since my makeup took way longer than it was supposed to, we had to do a second rehearsal because a groomsmen “forgot” what to do (ugh!) and so many other things just popped up that needed to be dealt with.

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Typing from my nook so forgive me. Ceremony at 5:30.

Hair & makeup schefuled for 10:30 at salon.. Get to my aunts for lunch by 1pm. Our photog arrives at my aunts at 2. Fi & his gm are scheduled to arrive for first look at 2:20. We leave my Aunts at 2:40 & should arrive at the venue by 3 for bp photos. Family should arrive at 3:45 for photos. Hide in bridal suite by 4:45. (We put 5pm on invites).

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