(Closed) Please help me with my "Day of" Timeline!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think you’re giving yourself enough time to set everything up. Especially if there is a lot of decor. And 45 minutes to get makeup/dress on doesn’t sound like enough, etiher.

Post # 5
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You also have a large gap between your hair being done and your actual wedding. This is fine if your doing an updo with lots of hairspray , but anything down/curly- may not hold. 


Maybw recruit some groomsmen/female cousins or aunts to set up the decor – that way your bridesmaids will have plenty of time for makeup and getting dressed & pictures

Post # 7
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsRedPumps:  a lot of people don’t think of the gap. I learned that from my sweet 16. Had lovely curls at 1 pm but by 8pm when my party started- they were already semi flat. And by the end of the night they were just a hot mess! 

Post # 8
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would pick up the days the day before if not days before. What if the cleaners made a mistake and something happens to your dress (may this never happen to you!). You will appreciate the extra time to pick out another one or fix what went wrong.

Post # 9
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

agree with hair comments. also 45 min isnt long enough fo makeup and dressed. i allow 30 min to get dressed and 30 min for makeup for my brides. but the time there undies shoe veil jewellry and dressed.

also there is noo way you can use all the timings for dinner and speeches etc.

im sorry but i have done hundreds of weddings and i afraid it just doesnt work like that. you cannt be thinking its 9.16 and people have to hurry up and finish eating cuz speeches were supposed to start 1 minute ago. i think how you have laid it out until dinner is fine. but I dont mean it in a horrible way but i have seen lots of brides do that type of timing list. and give it to the hotel / venue and catering etc. and with out sounding mean they just laugh at it. I can under stand when you want dinner to start but from there peopl are going to eat at their own speed you wont be able to control when the next course comes out. it will be whenever everyone has eaten and plates cleared.

I am saying this to be kind not mean. I have seen that brides which keep such a strict schedule (down to the 2 mins u have done) are more time concious and get more stressed on the day. so i am only saying it so you relax more in the evening rather than keep looking at a clock thinking the first speech is 5 min late…etc.

I hope this helps.xxx

Post # 10
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Not enough time to get ready. Makeup and hair always take longer than expected. I woud start getting ready at 3:00

Post # 11
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I know I need forever to get ready. All the weddings I’ve been in we started early with getting ready for hair and makeup in the morning.

My wedding is in May, guess I should start thinking about my timeline. eeeekkk!!

I say allow yourself for more time with makeup and hair. You may change your mind on hair or they stylist may be slow or run late.  Give time for last minute interruptions.


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