Post # 1
Here is my timeline at the moment. The church times and reception start times are in stone, so to speak, but I’m meeting with photographers this weekend. If you could give me some feedback regarding my timeline in general and, more specifically, photo times, I would appreciate it. Please note we’re having a luncheon reception.
(Morning, pre-ceremony: People will meet at my house to get ready/ eat breakfast and hang out)
7:30 am- 8:30 am: Hair and Make-up
8:30 am- 8:45 am: Breakfast
8:45 am- 9:00 am: Change into dress
9:00 am- 10:10 am: Pre-ceremony pics with families/ bridal parties
10:10 am- 10:25 am: Travel to Church
10:30 am- 11:15 am: Ceremony
11:15 am- 12:15 pm: Post-Ceremony Pics
12:15 pm- 12:30 pm: Travel to reception
12:30 pm- 4:30 pm: Reception
4:30 pm- 5:30 pm (or as late as 6:30, depending on photog): Post- Reception pics
Thanks for your input!
Post # 3
looks good, are you having a recieving line after the ceremony. If so I would add more time for that.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
My hair and makeup took 2.5 hours total and I had already ahd a trial and went in with clean hair from the previous night (so none of that time was spent on washing it). I’d have breakfast before you have your makeup done and then jsut ahve a snack after that you hope won’t mess up the lipstick. You won’t want to have to brush your teeth after all. I’m also a little worried with how little travel time you’ve given yourself. You don’t want to get out of the car and walk straight down the aisle. Is there nowhere to put on the dress at the church?
Post # 5
@auggiefrog: No, we will not be doing a receiving line. We’re expecting about 55 guests, so we planned on making the rounds during our reception.
@mrsSonthebeach: I wasn’t sure how much to put down for hair and make-up! I’m doing my own make-up and plan to spend about 20-30 minutes on it. I’ve briefly discussed the wedding with my hairdresser, but she would be willing to come to our house for hairstyling. I may have to add more time! Good idea to eat breakfast before the makeup- I hadn’t thought of that.
I could put the dress on at the church, but my parents live about 8 minutes away. I tend to get worked up, so I didn’t want alot of time with nothing to do but wait at the church.
Thanks to both of you for your input. I may have to rearrange some things…
Post # 7
I think it looks pretty good. I assume this is just your schedule? Are the bridesmaids going to be already in hair and makeup when they get to your house? Or are they doing it at the same time you are? And are they doing everything themselves or using your hairdresser? Just some things to think about.
Post # 8
@JenGirl: I need to confirm with the bridal party, as most of them are from out of town. That’s a good point though, thanks!