- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
This may sound like a stupid question, but how long was your photographer taking pictures? Because the way my day-of timeline looks now, our photographer will be taking our “getting ready” shots at 11:30AM (ceremony is at 5PM and my hair will already be done) and would stay until after the tosses (9:30ish). Is that too long? We’re telling all of our vendors to go through the buffet lines, just like the guests and unlimited (non-alcoholic) drinks will be available to them. What do you think?
Here is my timeline so far:
*Note: I know it seems like I’m getting ready super early for a 5PM ceremony, but it takes me a long time to get ready on a normal day and I hate rushing.
7AM – Wake up, get ready to go to salon, have a light breakfast, etc.
8:30AM – Go to hair salon. (Bridesmaids have option of going to salon or meeting at MOB’s house).
10:30AM-11:30AM – Bridesmaids have brunch at MOB’s house where we’ll get ready.
11:30AM-12:00PM – Begin make-up and get in dress. (Photographer arrives?)
12:00PM-12:30PM – First Look Photos at MOB’s house.
12:30PM-1:00PM – Travel to park for photos.
1:00PM-3:00PM – Photos in gazebo (2 hour rental).
3:00PM-4:00PM – Hang out, photos, Bride and Groom see set-up/decorated reception space for first time (since it’s 3 minutes away from park).
4:00PM – Get into church/hang out/photos.
5:00PM-5:30PM – Ceremony.
6:00PM – Reception begins.
6:10PM – Wedding Party arrives/Introductions (since there will be no Bridal Party Dance/get settled.
6:25PM – Blessing by Pastor.
6:30PM – Dinner Service begins. (Toasts and Table Visits during meal).
7:50PM – Cake Cutting.
8:00PM – First Dance and Special Dances.
8:15PM – Open Dancing/Cake Service.
9:30PM – Tosses (followed by Open Dancing).
10:55PM – Last Dance.
11:00PM – Reception ends.