what should go in the wedding day timeline?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Do you want a schedule for the Bride & Bridesmaids or Groom and Groomsmen?

Or do you want a all day schedule including reception?

Let me know I have them all. Laughs

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’d love to see some examples as well! 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Ooo, all of the above, scheri!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

DETAILED WEDDING DAY TIMELINE — GIRLS

7:00am – 8:00am Bride takes shower and gets dressed for hair appointment

8:00am – 9:00am Bride and MOB leave for Bride’s hair appointment in Lake Norman. Pick up breakfast at Panera

9:00am – 9:45am Bride’s Hair appointment in Lake Norman

10:30am Drive from Lake Norman to Bride’s Apt

10:30am – 11:00am Bride’s quite reflective time

11:00am – 12:00pm Bride gets dressed and does make up

11:00am Someone grabs lunch for the Bride

12:00pm Father of the Bride arrives at Brides Apt

12:30pm Leave Bride’s house for facility

1:00pm Arrive at facility

1:00pm -2:00pm Set up facility — Bride takes pictures with girls 2

:00pm -2:30pm Ceremony (keep in mind that the ceremony won’t start until we’re ready so I don’t want any stressing about "running late")

2:30pm -3:30pm Pictures

3:30pm- 4:00pm Bride and Groom announced and special dances

4:00pm – 4:30pm Toasts

4:30pm -5:00pm Dancing and Mingling

5:15pm Bouquet and Garter Toss 5

:30pm Cake Cutting

5:30pm -6:00pm More Dancing

6:00pm Bride and Groom Leave

6:00pm -7:00pm Clean up

7:00pm Everyone must be out of the facility (remember that trash needs to be taken to dumpster

*Everyone is welcome to go out to dinner after the ceremony. Please see one of the local folks (Dan/Best Man, Kathy/Mother of the Bride) for suggestions

 

**I chose not to put a schedule together for the guys. My husband is really responsable and I knew as long as I communicated to him what I needed him to do he would have it done in a timely manner. He doesn’t work well with timelines, but as you can see, I HAVE to have one. It’s a wonderful way of thinking though everything you need to do that day and arranging it in an effecient manner. For instance, it helped me see that putting on my make up before I left for my hair appointment (which was my original plan) would not be a good idea because it would wear off before the ceremony. Good luck and please let me know if I can offer any other help!!!</font>

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Another suggestion about timelines that I learned: Keep in mind they are supposed to *help* you not make your life harder! It should help guide your day and insure that you have the time to do the things that are important to you, it should not rule the day. Be ready to be flexable and make sure that you have someone around you who is both good with time and whose judgement you trust (not that flakey one who’s always the last one ready, even if she is your MOH and you love her dearly!). That way if she sees that you guys are getting off track, she can either help get you back on track or adjust the schedule accordingly.

Also, understand that things are going to take longer than you expect them to. Even if you think you’re already over estimating how long something will take, add on a little bit extra. The last thing you want to be on your wedding day is rushed!!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Fyi after the ceremony, don’t forget time to sign the marriage contract and bustling the dress before the reception.  That will probably take out a good 15 min from photos or cocktail time.

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