(Closed) Best Reasons to Have a Detailed Wedding Timeline?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

EVERYONE is on the same page with you, so they know exactly what should happen when.  That way, there’s no question if the cake should be cut before or after dinner, when/where pictures are being taken, and who is assigned to what task! 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kate169: Maybe also, because grooms work better when they are told exactly what to do and when to do it..  hahahah!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I also think that if you have a timeline, and something gets off track, you will have a much easier time shifting things around – because you can see it all in one spot and know where you can shorten other things. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You can build in 1 hour of “freak-out” time, so if you are running behind, you have definite space to catch-up.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

For me the detailed timeline helped in a couple of ways. Everyone knew who was responsible for what. It’s one thing that friend X knows she must move the flowers from the cocktail tables to the escort card tables, but does friend Y know that? And if friend Y doesn’t know that, what if they suddenly start moving flowers thinking they are being helpful. 

It also helped me keep track of everything. Who and in which car will get box A to the reception? For instance, in the process of detailing who was going to be in what car for the trip from the hotel to the venue, I realized that the morning after there was an extra car and I’d be driving home in a separate car from my new hubby. 

It also helped map things out in my mind. I had to think about people flow and time gaps. 

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