(Closed) Do you have your wedding day timeline finalized?

posted 6 years ago in March 2014
Post # 2
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

bourkelton:  how many bridesmaids do you have? That will impact the “getting ready” time and in my experience takes longer than you would expect. You want to give yourself some cushion just in case. We are doing a first look so we’ll take as many photos with the bridal party and family as we can before the ceremony to save time. 

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Post # 4
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

bourkelton:  If they’re all getting their hair and make up done (minus the bridesman) I would say an hour for each of them and an hour and a half for you. Do you have one person doing eeeeeveryone?? Or will she have assistants? 

Sorry, I don’t have my timeline finalized yet. We’re working out some details but I know that with my three bridesmaids, my mom and myself, we’ll probably start getting ready around 10/11am for a 5:30/6pm ceremony. Just to make sure we have enough time, and also for pictures.

Post # 6
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

bourkelton:  Here’s my timeline.  We’re also having a 5:30 start time, so hopefully this should help you a great deal.

9:00 Hair and makeup services

12:30 Getting ready process

12:50 Bridesmaids are dressed

12:50 Bride hair and make-up complete, getting into wedding dress and veil

1:30 Bride and those being transported with her are ready to go in the lobby!

1:40 Bride and bridesmaids depart in limo bus from hotel lobby for first look

2:00-3:00 First Look/Bridal Party Pictures

3:00-3:30 Travel Time

3:30-4:00 Photos

4:00-4:30 Travel Time

4:30 Groom’s family photos

5:00 Bridal party and parents rest in suite

5:20 Bridal party is ready for ceremony entrances

Post # 7
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

bourkelton:  This is our reception timeline.


7:00 Bridal party is announced into the reception

7:05 Toast #1

7:10 Toast #2

7:15 Blessing

7:20 Dinner stations open and table clear away 

8:25 Cake cutting

8:30 Edward & Kendra’s first dance

8:35 Father-Daughter dance 

8:40 Mother-Son dance

8:45 Open dancing

10:00 Late night snack

10:15 Last Call

10:55 Last Dance

11:00 Guests depart

Post # 9
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hope this helps! 10.30 Hair & Makeup arrives (From Photographer’s runsheet)

2.00-3.00 Bride getting ready, portraits with bridesmaids, location and detail images.

3.00-3.15 Drive to photolocation.

3.15-3.30 Photograph FH with groomsman, details and rings.

3.30-4.00 Photographs of bride and groom and bridal party at gardens.

4.00-4.30 Photographs of bridal party at front of Luna park and Palais.

4.30-4.45 Drive to Ceremony.

From venue runsheet

4.30pm Guest Arrival- to go straight to Rooftop (good weather permitting)

4.40pm Groom Arrival- to go straight to Rooftop

4.45pm Bride Arrival- to go to Bridal Suite

5.00pm Ceremony to commence on Rooftop

5.30pm Ceremony concludes

Group Photo on Rooftop Pre Dinner Drinks (Veuve, Beer, Soft Drinks & Client Provided Sparkling Grape juice only) to be served

Canapés Served

Group Photo

6.10pm Bride & Groom depart to Pier for photos

6.30pm Guests to make their way downstairs to Harbour Room

Bride & Groom Arrive back at Venue- to go to Bridal Suite to freshen up

6.40pm All Guests to be seated

6.45pm MC Welcome Bride & Groom Introduced to the room (Bridal party & Parents?

7.00pm Entrée Served 7.30pm Entrée Cleared Speech Bracket

8.00pm Mains Served

 8.40pm Mains Cleared

8.45pm Cake Cutting

Bridal Dance

Guests asked to join in Dancing – Dancing Commences for the night

9.15pm Roaming dessert served

Tea, Coffee & petit fours served

Wedding Cake served on platters to centre of the tables

11.00pm Bar Close Entertainment Concludes Guests begin to depart

11.30pm All guests to have departed  

Post # 11
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

bourkelton:  Hahahaha yep 😉 FH and I are slightly crazy & love singing “we’re going to the chapel and we’re going to get maaaaaarried”…. but of course substituting rooftop for chapel 😉

Post # 12
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

What would you all suggest for a bride who is walking down the aisle at 10:30AM and can’t be at the venue any sooner than 8:30?  Our reception is from 11am-3pm.

As of right now, we’re just wingin’ it!

Post # 14
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

bourkelton:  I would add your make-up time into your timeline. Also, email your schedule to your vendors and see what they think. They are experts and can tell you if they see any hiccups!

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