(Closed) How does my wedding day timeline look ….

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think your timeline looks good. I would suggest that you plan lunch, not just figure on grabbing something. A whole grain & some protein with a bit of fat will keep your batteries charged throughout the busy day and stay with you. Something like whole grain toast with cheese and some fruit is a good choice and easy to nibble on with freshly done nails! 🙂 None of us want to be in the bathroom stall with our dress up over our heads, but make sure you drink enough fluids to stay hydrated also-nothing like stress and dehydration to bring on a migraine!

My wedding day timeline:

Up at 5 am (just like a regular school day!)-I want to chill out, enjoy a cup of coffee or two, take a leisurely shower, then get my twins up, get some breakfast in them and get us all to the church by 7:30 am. My stylist is meeting us at the church at 7:30 to do my hair, my daughter (6 year old flowergirl) and my sister, who is my Maid/Matron of Honor. We have to be ready for pictures at 9 am. We are planning a first look, so that will be the first photos we have taken.

Wedding at 11 am, married by 11:30-a couple of pictures afterwards-brunch reception immediately to follow-which will be done, we’re guessing by 2:00 at the latest. Back to my house to pick up our bags, say our farewells and get on the road to Toccoa (4-6 hour drive depending on traffic). Just in time to arrive at our B&B and take a long, hot, leisurely soak in a claw foot tub & settle in for some romance in our giant king size sleigh bed! 🙂

Post # 4
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Here goes…

7:30 wakeup

8 workout

9 shower up

10-12:30 hair and makeup (with bridesmaids, including lunch)

12:30-1:00 get dressed

1:00-1:45 pics with BMs and parents

1:45 leave for church

2-2:45 ceremony

3-4 pictures

4-5 cocktail hour

5-10:30 – paaartay

10:30 – midnight (jeez I hope no later….) after paaatay

midnight on – relaxing in our bridal sweet etc etc : )

Post # 5
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Haven’t even thought about my timeline yet but yours looks good.  I agree with liztwinz, you should definitely plan for the lunch.  Too many friends of mine forgot so with the nerves coupled with drinking- they weren’t feelin’ to great.  I’m having an evening wedding as well and my photographer and videographer aren’t getting there until 3pm.  That way I have some prep stuff for them to capture but its not literally the beginning of it, hopefully I’ll have some make up or my hair at least in curlers… some things don’t need to be on film! 

Post # 6
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think your timeline looks good if you’re not doing many pictures beforehand.

I woke up about 4, but forced myself to sleep until 6:30 am.  Showered, had my daughters shower and I curled their hair.  At 8:30 my family and I went to breakfast.  At 10 we started hair and makeup.  At noon we went to the site to check on the wedding coordinator and grabbed some snacks for lunch.  At 1:30 we did my daughters hair and everyone started getting dressed.  They dressed me about 2;15 and we left the hotel at 2:45.  At 3, we started pictures/did first look.  Ceremony was at 5:30 pm.

Post # 7
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

wow. Mine was

630–wake up


800-1130–hair for everyone

12-130–make up

200-330–lunch at my house/load up the cars/get ready/etc

400–arrive for pics



We had our photog come at 930 or so for some getting ready pics. If anyone has a nice camera though, that woudl suffice! I always take my friends’ getting ready pics for a) practice b) save them money c) FUN!

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