Post # 1
So, I just wanted to know what you guys thought about this timeline. We are only doing about 2 hours of dancing because most of our friends aren’t huge fans and we aren’t either so it’s perfect time for us. TIA
7:00-Bride and Groom Wake up/eat breakfast
8:30-Go to venue and start decorating and getting everything ready
1:30-Start doing hair and makeup for bride and bridesmaids
2:30-Groom and groomsmen arrive(already dressed)
2:45-separate pics with bride and her side and groom and his side
3:45-Start getting sissy and aidan dressed
4:00-Start on final touches
5:00-guests start arriving
5:10-Bridal party lines up
5:25-Bride Walks down
6:00-DJ start setting up(1 hour before reception)
6:00-7:00-Bridal party pics—pics with everyone
7:00-Bridal party walks in
7:05-Grand entrance with bride and groom
7:15-First dance(along with confetti throw at bride and groom)
7:20-Bride and Groom are seated
10:40-Last few songs play
Post # 3
I think you’re incredibly organized, haha. I don’t think you’ll realistically ever be able to stick to this schedule very closely. Honestly, I just say relax and plan for a much more general schedule rather than something so rigid and specific.
Post # 4
The only thing is only having 1 hour for wedding party pics and pics of the bride and groom and pics together with your families. If you don’t want too many pics then an hour might be good, but I’m scheduling like 2+ hours for wedding party and another hour for family pics.
Post # 5
@MrsGorsuch2013: My question would be how many bridesmaids do you have and are they doing their own Hair/MU or is someone doing it for them? If it’s getting done for them one hour 15 doesn’t seem like enough time, unless you have quite a few hair/MUA there. I personally would need well over an hour and fifteen for my hair, MU and getting into my dress but you may be different and having simple hair etc on the day?
Post # 6
@MrsGorsuch2013: I think you need to schedule in a snack somewhere for the bridal party and yourself/groom. Otherwise you will forget to eat and by 8pm you will definately be feeling that. I have been a BM in a lot of weddings and it is one of the most common thigs forgotten by the bride and groom.
Post # 7
Thank you all for the feedback! I know I probably won’t be able to stick exactly to it but if I don’t have schedules I freak out lol! I have 4 bridesmaids and their hair is just going to be a nice simply curl style and mine is going to be a half up half down curl style. Our families are pretty small so we figured that would be good. I totally forgot a snack! I’m gonna put that in somewhere! Thank you all!
Post # 8
A few things-
How many BMs do you have? I would give the hairdresser more than 1 hour if you have more than one BM and yourself getting hair done.
I don’t know who sissy and aidan are (your children?) but I would reccomend asking a family member or friend getting them dressed so you don’t have to worry about it.
Who all is included in the pics with everyone? I would allow 10 – 15 minutes for each large family photo. You’ll need to round up everyone, arrange them and take several shots. If you’re planning on doing those and bridal party photos I think you’ll need more time. Maybe you should have bridal party photos before the wedding instead.