(Closed) Help..Early Morning wedding Ceremony timeline ideas

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I would talk to your photographer and see when they need to start taking pictures. Ours requested an hour beforehand to get most of the pictures out of the way so that guests aren’t waiting to long after the ceremony.  I would allow at least 30 mins to get into your dress, shoes, jewelry and veil.  Then give yourself at least an hour for hair and make-up.  Hope this helps

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m in the same boat.  Our ceremony starts at 10:00 am and our reception is in the same location.  I think the key for any bride is to remain flexible so little changes don’t stress you out but have a timeline prepared (as a guide) so you stay on track.  

To make this even more of a challenge, our wedding venue (a botanical garden) will not allow us to come in until 9:00 am (so we are getting ready off site)!

5:45am Attendants meet in room “A”

6:00 make up artists come to hotel to do makeup & hair for attendants then bride

6:30 Make up for bride

7:00 Hair for birde

8:00 change into dress and wedding attire

8:30 walk downstairs, get into car

8:40/45  drive to wedding venue (4 miles away)

9:00 get into gardens, park car (groom goes to other entrance)

9:10 first look with photgrapher & groom

9:20 a few photos of the bridal party… I thought this would be a great way to get the most important people there ON TIME  :-)… if we have extra time they will take some shots of the parents &siblings

9:40 Musicians begin to play and prelude begins

10:00 ceremony begins!

Whew!  I hope it all works out as planned 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oooh, I love “timelines”!  Here’s my suggestion:

5:30am – Wake up, princess bride!  It’s your wedding day!  Shower, eat breakfast (very important to eat breakfast!)

6am to 8am – Hair, make up, pretty-fy

8:30am – 9:30am – Drive to wedding site (depends of course, how far you are & traffic)

9:30am – Be at wedding site already.  (Pee if you have too.  It’s gonna be a looong day.)

10am to 11am – Ceremony

11am to 11:45am – Appetizers for guests while you take pictures (Strongly suggest using the local site to take pictures vs driving to another site for pictures.)

11:45am – DJ or Man of Honor to calls guests to sit down

12noon – Grand entrance

12:10pm – “Thank you for coming” speech from the groom

12:15pm – Lunch is served

2:30pm – End reception

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Great suggestion, Vintage. I started my timeline with suggestions from my photographers who are familiar with our wedding venue. After getting that set, I just worked backwards.

Best of luck!  🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Love your timeline too, Hazel!  I didn’t get the rest of our day in there but like the way you’ve got it set up!  I’m going to use your template for reception!  🙂

Post # 10
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Glad I could help, knikolle & MzJrmz!  I love organizing anything!  =)  Part of the Type A personality and the love of weddings!  Have fun planning, ladies!

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