Wedding Day Timeline – Too much Time?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It won’t take you an hour to get dressed unless you have a crazy elaborate style! It took me 30 minutes, and that was with a bazillion pictures being taken.

Unless you have a huge family, you probably won’t need more than 30 minutes for family portraits.

I’d take that extra hour & sleep in!

Post # 4
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1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

ETA: I had my hair done at 10am and makeup at 11am and everything looked wonderful still at 5pm for our ceremony. Just bring extra lipstick, facepowder, and mascara and touch up right before the ceremony.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@subola:  Unless you think you’ll be bored or have nothing to do in potential lull moments, I’d keep your timeline as is. I had like 30min buffer time right in the beginning of the day and ended up using every bit of it and then some due to random issues. Depending on how many are in your bridal party, the two hours for hair and makeup will give everyone a chance to go at a nice pace. Your photographer will be able to use all of your time, so don’t worry on that end. It’s much more fun to take pictures at a relaxed pace plus give you more time for some great candids as you, your party, and your family interact. 

Post # 8
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It looks good to me. I’m not married yet but I have a similar number of hours for morning stuff. And it’s great that you allotted time for eating!

Post # 9
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

There is never too much time on your wedding day, it will get filled. 

When are you eating lunch?

Post # 10
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381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@subola:  We had guests arriving 45 minutes before the ceremony, so plan ahead where you want your pictures taken. If you don’t want to be seen, then I would plan to either be done with pictures by 1:15 or be a place where they can’t see you as they are arriving and being seated. Everything else has already been mentioned.

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