Post # 1
How did you figure out your timeline of events the date of your wedding? For example I am stressing out what time to get my hair done, makeup done and still have time to set up the reception room?
Post # 3
Find a lot of friends that are willing to help, that aren’t in your wedding party.
I’ve been stressing over the same thing. We’ve asked our venue if we are able to come in the day/night before and start decorations then. I know a lot of bees have great timelines on here for the ceremony and everything after, but I’ve only seen one or two for the events before the ceremony.
What time does your ceremony start? How many is in your bridal party? Is someone coming there to do hair/make-up or do you have to go to a salon?
Post # 4
Well, the first thing that comes to mind is a day-of coordinator. I would be reeeeeally hesitant to try to decorate my venue on the wedding day! I’d get someone you trust to do it for you, and that’ll take some of the pressure off. As for the other timings, we started with our venue’s suggestion for when cocktail hour and dinner should start, and worked our way out on either side of the timeline.
Post # 5
@Summy00: That is what I am stressing about. I was hoping to get in the night before and decorate but we are not allowed in until 2 PM the day off…and the wedding starts at 5:30.
I am going to a salon for the hair styling, but I am considering having the make up artist come to the place where we are getting married.
I do have help, a wonderful FSIL who I have affectionately dubbed my wedding planner. My Fiance will also help…
M concern (with an August wedding) is if I have my hair done early in the morning it will fall flat by the time I carry things into the reception hall.
Maybe I am just stressing over nothing? UGH!
Post # 6
Average an hour per person in your bridal party for hair/make up then you wont be rushed. I had 6 people getting make up/hair we started at 7 in the morning and didn’t finish until around 2. The more time you give yourself the better. Also, is it possible to set up the reception room the night before or have a friend/family member do it? That might cause you a bit less stress in the long run
Post # 7
@cincychick35: Well that’s crappy on your venue’s part. I would definitely have people designated to help on your day of — and that way you don’t have to be worried about doing it all on your own, or with the help of your bridal party.
You’re still supposed to relax and enjoy your day, you know.
there’s no way you can talk your venue into giving you some extra time, even if it’s earlier that day?
Post # 8
I think maybe you should enlist the troops to do the heavy work of decorating the reception space right at 2:00, and then maybe you can go in at the very end to tweak things if you’re feeling like you want to see things for yourself. You’re the bride! If I were you, this is what I’d do for timeline:
– Sleep in, shower, eat a leisurely light breakfast with whoever you like
– Go to the salon. Do they do massages? Might be nice to start off the day with a massage…
– Have your hair done at the salon with your girls.
– Go to your venue, have someone make sure you get lunch, have makeup artist make you pretty, get dressed with your girls, take fun getting-ready pics.
– MEANWHILE, Send non-WP troops to decorate. Make sure they have SPECIFIC instructions.
– Do your first look photos with FI, WP, etc.
– around 4:30, go to the reception site. Make sure everything looks like you want it to look and make any small adjustments.
– 5:30: get married