(Closed) How does this day-of timeline look? 2pm ceremony

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

wow…you do have everything mapped out…it sounds great to me, just don’t get worried if something takes longer then expected. Go with the flow on your wedding day and have fun. I saw you scheduled lunch, I forgot to do that haha I’ll probably be starving come 5pm when our reception is, I guess I should pack some snacks, I need to be fed every few hours…lol

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Are you planning to touch up your makeup while sitting at the head table, or are you going to try to slip to the bathroom for those?  I could see the DJ trying to start up the first dance right after the toasts while you’re off in the bathroom.  He/she should probably be aware if you plan to duck out for a couple minutes, to avoid awkward “where’s the bride?” moments.

Just out of curiosity, will you be wearing a watch you can glance at frequently to keep to your timeline?  How do you plan to enforce it to this degree of detail?

Anyway it certainly looks like you’ve covered everything that needs to happen!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

The only thing I worry about is only 2 1/2 hours of photos set aside. Are you doing very many photos of your family? What about of just you and your FI? If there aren’t to many family or formal you should be alright but I just worry you might miss out on a shot with someone important with that little of time. Just something to think about.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think you might need more than 15 minutes to get dressed.  You also need more time for bridal party pictures.  I’d start them earlier if possible.  I had a 2pm wedding and some guests were there before 1:30.  I tried to be done with pics by 1, 1:15.  We started bridal party and family pics at 11:45.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

What exactly will your bridesmaids be doing from 8:00am to 12:45pm?  That might be a looong morning for them if they’re just sitting there while you get your hair done.  Also, is it going to take you 75 minutes to put on your makeup?  Your morning might not need to start quite so early.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

imo you didn’t allocate enough time for hair/makeup.  I had a 2pm wedding and my hair started at 7:30AM.  I wasn’t done with hair until 9:45AM.  Then I drove to the hotel.  I started my makeup there at 10AM or so and did it until 11AM.  Got dressed for half an hour, then my mom drove me to the church and my groom and I had our “first look” portraits around 11:30 or 11:45.  We started the family and bridal party shots right after that.  I was done with those by 1pm, then ate a quick lunch and hid out in the loft area while all the guests were arriving at the church.

Anyways, I’d say allocate a ton of time for hair and makeup.  It’s better to be relaxed in the morning.  I would prefer extra time rather than not enough time and running around trying to nervously finish hair/makeup.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I plan on borrowing portions of your timeline and making it my own since I am also having a 2pm wedding! I like that you have mapped it all out (including bathroom breaks!!)

 

Thanks!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

From my experience as a bridesmaid, you can never put aside enough time to get ready. It’s probably ok that you over estimate your time to do hair & makeup especially since you are doing your own. We had about 1 – 2 hours to do makeup, hair and get dressed and we still went over time haha…girls will be girls!

Post # 12
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311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mines at 1:30 and I’m going to use some of your stuff too.  Didn’t even think of that yet.  Nice work, very detailed.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

wow u have it all planned out—only thing where we have our reception the place is ours until 1am…we party hard in canada.

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