(Closed) Share your day-of timeline!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1143 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My wedding was a little over two years ago, but I’ll try to remember a rough outline!

9 AM – Arrive at church to get hair and make-up done, three BMs and myself, one hair dresser/make-up artist

11:30 AM – Photographer arrived

12 – Lunch arrived

1 PM – Start getting dressed/ready (we were supposed to get dressed sooner, but my BMs got sidetracked by a movie)

1:30 PM – The groom, Groomsmen, Flower Girl, and Ring Bearer, specific family memebers show up, get dressed

1:45 PM – Start pictures of posed and family shots

3 PM – Hide in the downstairs area of church as guests arrive

3:30 PM – Ceremony

4 PM – Ceremony ends, do receiving line, mingle with people

4:30 PM – Take more bridal party photos, then head off to reception area

5:30 PM – Take more bridal party photos at reception area

6 PM – Reception begins.

How much time to allot for pictures will really depend on what time your ceremony starts so you can factor in getting ready and travel time, if necessary. What helped me was that my photographer and I had come up with a list of specific photos I wanted, so when we started taking pictures the pastor’s wife was in charge of finding the necessary people for photos so they moved along quickly, and efficiently.

Even with about two hours of pictures beforehand, there were still some that we missed, but had time afterwards to get more in.

Post # 4
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It will vary by what you are including and not including. Here’s my copy and pasted timeline:

8:00-8:30 Bridesmaids Arrive, Breakfast @ Church

8:30-11:00 Hair & Make up @ Church

Groomsmen arrive at 10:30

11:00-11:30 Lunch @ Church

11:30-12:00 Putting on dress, Detail shots

12:00-12:30 First Look Photos @ Church

12:30-1:00 Wedding Party Pics @ Church

1:00-1:15 Drive to SIUE Gardens

1:15-2:15 Wedding Party Pics @ SIUE

2:15-2:35 Drive to Church

2:30-3:30 Family Pictures @ Church

3:30-3:45 Bride & Groom Letters & Gifts

3:45-4:10 Guests arrive, get ready for ceremony

4:10-4:40 Ceremony

4:40-5:10 Receiving Line

5:10-5:30 Change & Drive to Reception

5:35-5:45 Wedding Party Introductions, Bar open

5:45-6:00 Toasts

6:00-7:00 Buffet Open

7:00-7:10 Cake Cutting

7:10-7:30 First Dance, F/D & M/S dances

7:30 Dancing Opens

8:00-8:15 Bouquet & Garter Toss

8:30-9:00 Bride & Groom Pics Outside w/ Sparklers

10:30 Sparkler Exit

10:45 Drive to Hotel

Post # 5
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@PrettyinPink45:  I can’t help much because we aren’t seeing each other before the ceremony, but I wanted to pop in and say hi to a fellow GR bride! 🙂

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