Freaking out….timeline help. 11 days until wedding.

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Here is my timeline.  I hope it can help serve as a guide for you. 🙂

Post # 3
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Most weddings I have been to recently do it in the following order….

Getting ready. (you’ll want a few photos of this but some can be faked so you shouldn’t need a photographer there the whole time)

Pre-ceremony photos. (first look? & bridal party)

Ceremony. Receiving line.

Post-ceremony photos (family, you & him if you didn’t do a first look)

Cocktail hour

Bridal Party entrance. Mr & Mrs Entrance straight into 1st Dance.  follow first Dance with cake cutting.


Follow dinner with other special dance – father/daughter… mother/son… anniversary dance… etc to invite people to the dance floor. 


Post # 4
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That is an awful long time between the ceremony and dinner.  I see no problem in doing the cake cutting and first dances prior to dinner, but is there anyway you can move dinner up?  We had our dinner at 6:00 for our 3:00 Catholic wedding, and I still think I would prefered having dinner at 5:30. 

Post # 6
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

alysee:  Here was my timeline, hope it helps. For what its worth I made sure to get my hair/MUA to give me an approixmate idea of how long each girl would take. I had 4 BMs and myself. So 5 in total.

9:30 – 1:30 – Hair & makeup (BMs get dressed around 1ish)

12:45 – Photographer arrives (getting ready shots, detail shots)

1:30 – Bride gets dressed

2:00 – Groom and groomsmen arrive at house (some photos of just the guys tieing ties, bouts, etc)

2:15 – First look photo

2:30 – 4:00 – Bridal party photos

4:15 – Bridal party gets in limo to venue

4:45 – Bridal party arrives at venue where family is setting up

5:00 – Brief run through/meeting with Officiant, Guest arrival, bridal party mingles

5:30 – Ceremony

6:00 – Cocktail hour, family photos

7:00 – Guests take their seats in reception space

7:10 – Bridal party introductions

7:45 – 9:00 – Dinner & speeches

9:15 – First dance

9:20 – Dancing

10:00 – Photographer done!

Hope that helps 🙂

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