(Closed) Day of timeline schedule vs reality

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@wabanzi:  We had a very detailed time line that our wedding planner started to prepare months in advance. With her amazing expertise we were only 15 minutes off schedule at the end of the day. Not too shabby considering the size and details of our wedding.

Post # 4
Member
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really didn’t have a super set timeline. I knew what time I needed to be done getting ready to go take pictures. That’s about it. It worked out great!

Post # 6
Member
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@wabanzi:  We stayed pretty well on schedule for hair/makeup/arriving to church on time. We gave ourselves lots of time for pictures and were back at the venue a little earlier than expected which was nice because it gave us time to freshen up and mingle more during cocktail hour.

Once the reception started I have no idea how the timeline went. The DJ/MC, and DOC handled everything and I just went with the flow.

Post # 7
Member
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine went as scheduled almost exactly. We got done with photos a little bit early, like 15 minutes, which was nice because it gave almost a full hour to sit and relax before the ceremony started. Other than that – exactly as planned.

Definitely do leave more time than you think you need for hair & makeup though. Basically with everything – you can’t go wrong leaving extra time.

Post # 8
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@wabanzi:  More time for photos, definitely. We had quite a chunk of time already allocated for photos but it is never enough. We could have added another hour and I would have wanted more. 🙂

Post # 10
Member
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@wabanzi:  Well we had the catholic gap…so before the ceremony we only did a few family shots in my house. After our ceremony ended we had from about 2:45-3pm to take pictures at the church, then left at 3pm to our photo location #1 (about a 10 min drive) and did picutres there until 4 or so. Then we went to photo location 2 and did some indoor pics until about 4:45 and got to the reception just after 5pm. 

If we had more of a time constraint we would have been totally ok, we also had 2 photographers so were able to do me and my bridesmaids/him with his groomsmen at the same time.

 

I think 45 mins for just you and the girls is plenty of time.

Post # 11
Member
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@wabanzi:  We did photos at two locations in about an hour and 45 minutes (and we were OVER it by then) with wedding party and parents/siblings only. Then we took about 20 minutes after the ceremony to do posed extended family photos.

The more people involved, the longer it took. We only had 3 on each side in our wedding party.

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