Day of Schedule/Timelines

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@romanticbride42:  I did one but things will be changing so i have to redo it LOL

Oh the joy!

Post # 4
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine is all done! I had the help of my corrdinator in Aruba so it was actually not too bad to put together! It’s all so real now! 

Post # 5
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My coordinator put together an initial one that was 6 or 7 pages long. My head was spinning. 


Post # 6
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

Yeah, I still don’t know what to do about that. I’m seeing my hairdresser later this month, so I’m going to ask her what time she thinks my hair needs to be done and move forward from there.

Post # 7
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wrote one down in a random notebook in my apartment, but I can’t find it now.  Back to the drawing board.  *sigh*

Post # 8
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Here’s what I have so far!

7:00AM-Wake up at Hotel

            Shower, Breakfast & Mimosas in Room

            Driver, Time Keeper, Pic Taker- Assign BM tasks


8:45AM- Drive to Venue


9:00AM- Arrive at Venue


9:00AM: Makeup Appointment- Bride, Bridesmaid 1, 2, 3, and Mom

         10:30AM Check out venue set up

            9:30-11:00AM- Bridesmaids and Flower girl get dressed &Touch up Hair


11:00AM- Photographer Arrives

         Photog1: Bridal Suite

         Photog2: Grooms Suite

11:30AM- Lunch

12:00PM- Bride Take down Hair


1:00PM – Help Bride to get dressed

         Touch up & finish Bride/Bridesmaid makeup

2:30PM – Private “First Look” photos with bride and groom

3:00PM – Wedding party pictures (we have 3 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen)

3:30PM – Done with pictures /Photographer Get venue shots + details

4:30PM – Ceremony

5:00PM – Cocktail Hour

         Family pictures during cocktail hour*

6:00PM – Reception

         Wedding party grand entrance

6:05PM – Bride and Groom’s first dance

         Father-Daughter dance/Mother-Son dance



6:15PM-7:45PM – Dinner


         Photographers to accompany us to tables as we greet guests.


7:45PM – Dance floor opens up

8:30PM – Cake Cutting

9:30PM – Late night snack bar

10:00PM – Bouquet/Garter Toss

10:15PM: Sorority Sweetheart Song

10:30PM: Last Dance

(Finishing greeting, if not done and Good byes)

11:00PM – Sparkler Exit

Car Picks up Bride and Groom

Post # 9
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

im trying to get a basic one together, mostly for the guys because the girls will be with me starting the night before, but we dont meet with our wedding coordintor until the monday before so i know that she will give me more insight.

Post # 10
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mstellah:  Holy crap! 6 pages? That must be the most detailed thing anyone has ever come up with!

@lina010:  What’s on your late night snack bar? That sounds like fun!

Post # 11
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We haven’t nailed it down, but I’m thinking….

  • Cupcakes
  • Chips
  • Mixed nuts
  • Assorted candy bars/candy
  • Cookies
  • Popcorn

or maybe, a french fry bar and milk shakes!

Post # 12
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here’s ours verrryyy basic: 


8:30- wake up and find food


Hair stylist arrives at hotel 9:45ish to do me plus 4 others.  Makeup person comes sometime during then, shes a friend doing another early that AM but shes fast so I’m not worried.  Be ready by 1pm to leave hotel at 1:15-1:25ish


1:45ish- Ceremony begins, though we are telling guests 1:30 so they can congregate earlier.


2:15ish- Ceremony, officiated and written by a friend, ends.


3pm- lunch begins, aprox a 12 minute walk from ceremony location to  restaturant.  Pictures with family and friends to take place during this time


 4pm- Reception venue shuts down service and will not seat anyone else until opening the door for us at 7 so DOC has time to set up.


5pm lunch ends- guests will leave for a break, FI and I will then have time for pictures alone. We will hopefully also take this time to relax a bit.  We may walk to reception venue or take a cab or something over- the venue has a really pretty back room with a fireplace and stuff that will be nice for us to chill out, have a drink, etc.


7pm- Reception begins, second short ceremony to begin around 7:15/730


8pm-9- Toasts, pie eating


9-midnight- debauchery, photographers leave around now.


12pm- night OVER!


Post # 13
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m sorta struggling with this. Any tips or blogs?

Post # 14
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve made a preliminary one, just in my head really, but we are doing a sunrise ceremony, so that throws a wrinkle into things! 

Post # 15
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here’s mine!: 

7:00 — Wake up, relax and eat breakfast at the hotel

8:30 – 12:30 — Hair and makeup done in our hotel suite

1:30 — take mini-bus to venue with bridesmaids (I left an hour of wiggle room here, just in case hair and makeup runs a little behind)

2:00 – 2:30 — get dresses on 

2:30 — first look / portraits of me and FI

3:00 – 4:30 — portraits with bridal party & immediate families

4:30 — Buses arrive at the venue, bride & groom head to separate rooms

5:00 — Ceremony begins

5:30 — Ceremony ends//cocktail hour begins//family portraits

6:30 — parents // bridal party // bride & groom reception entrances & champagne toasts from both dads, BM, MOH

6:45 — first course served 

7:00 — parent dance

7:15 — first course served

8:00 — cake cutting

8:15 — cake station & coffee station open

10:25 — last dance — (Journey-Don’t Stop Believin’)

10:30 — reception ends


Post # 16
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

For a 4pm ceremony, here is what the morning looks like:

9:00  hair and makeup start


— pics until about 12:00, then with the boys


1:45 leave hotel for winery/boys leave for winery as at 1:30 (both arrive @ 2)


2:00-2:30 boys pics at winery while I get dressed


2:30-3:00 first look pics with Paul, girls set up programs and candles


3:00-4:00 BP and family pics




What the actual event looks like:


4:00 pm ceremony

          4:30-5:30  cocktail hour

      5:30 intros

5:35 first dance

5:40-6:40 dinner/toast 

                6:45 mother son dance

6:50-8:00 dancing

8:00 cake cutting

                                        8:15 garter/bouquet toss

                                     8:30-10:00  dancing!

                                      10:00 last song

Sorry the way the chat board made this look all wacky!!!



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