Post # 1
Oh my word! Six days till the wedding and I’m not sleeping. I woke up today worrying about the timeline. After doing this, I realize I need to hire my photographer for an extra hour (I’ve already included the extra hour below—she and her 2nd photog were supposed to show up at 2:30, but I think 1:30 gives us waaay better cushining). PLEASE let me know if this looks good to you and if I’m missing anything.
10:30 Girls show up and get ready at the Bridal Suite at Hotel Albuquerque
*Bring dress, shoes, jewelry, makeup, hair stuff, etc.
11:00 LUNCH at the hotel (bagels or something)
Jessica’s makeup goes on
noon Jessica’s hair gets ‘did
1:00 The men arrive (chapel of Hotel Albuquerque)
*Bring tux and shoes
1:30 Photographers arrives
Jess puts on dress
Girls and guys take photos
*Guys in chapel
*Girls in ….
2:30 Guests start to arrive
2:45 Girls get ready to leave Bridal Suite
2:50 Girls make their way to the chapel
3:00 Ceremony begins
3:30 Ceremony ends
*Bridal party and immediate exit to Bridal Suite on right and stay till chapel is empty for family photos
Cocktails start in Franciscan Ballroom
4:00 Must be out of chapel
Jess and Kenny take photos
4:30 Grand Entrance into reception
5:45 Toasts by Laura and Zach (and Nate?)
Cut zee cake
6:00 Father/daughter and mother/son dance
6:30 Let’s get the Party Started!
Post # 3
I think it sounds fine. I’d start making sure that the girls are already starting to get ready to leave earlier as 5 minutes is really not a lot of time and the last thing you want is to leave something in the Bridal Suite that you wanted for the ceremony or reception (unless you have someone who’ll be able to run up and get it). But otherwise I think it sounds great. Yes, if you want preparation photos you need to have them arrive before 2:30. I would even have said 1:00.
Post # 4
i think it sounds good! my one concern is you’re eating and having your makeup done at the same time. i’m a slow eater so i wouldn’t be able to stuff a bagel down my face in two minutes and then do makeup. and i’d want to eat. make sure you eat!
Post # 5
@littlemissmoo: thanks for the time consideration! Our venue (chapel) is about three minutes from where we’re getting ready, so I think I feel okay about that time constrant.
@artbee: I kinda just threw “lunch” in there so I can let the girls know that we’ll be eating. My plan (hopefully) is to munch on food throughout the morning. Don’t worry, though; I’ll keep my mouth clear of food while I’m getting my makeup on!
Post # 6
Sounds good. There are a lot of posts like this one…look around at the input on those! I think people’s advice on timelines might be exhausted for the moment being 🙂
Post # 7
@RxBrideToBe she already got married yay! hopefully she tells us how the timeline went : )
Post # 8
Just a tip! Do your make-up right before the photographer arrives! The company that did my hair/make-up on the wedding day said they always start with hair first, and then make-up so that it’s super fresh and touched-up when the photog gets there.
Also, I would squeeze in as many photos as you can before the ceremony. I realize you’re not seeing each other beforehand, and that’s fine, but if you can get some family photos done beforehand, do it. That way you’ll have more than 30 mins of portrait time with your new hubby 🙂 I always recommend that couples take about an hour for portraits with their photog because it won’t feel as rushed.
Hope that helps!