(Closed) Timeline confusion

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

The timeline was definitely one of the most frustrating things for me. I’d start with what you know and work backwards. For example, what time is your ceremony? I’d start there.

 

Post # 4
Member
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Gemstone:  That’s exactly what I was going to suggest!  We just figured out our timeline this past weekend, and basically started with the ceremony and reception times, then figured everything else around them.  It actually was pretty easy (though I know the actual day won’t be quite so smooth, but one can hope!)

Post # 5
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@MadameTussaud:  You never know! We managed to stick pretty closely to our timeline. Although, like you said, our photographer warned us that the timeline was just a guideline for the day and probably wouldn’t be exact. 😉

Post # 6
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@Candlestick:  As an example…

Our ceremony was at 5:30. So the groomsmen needed to start ushering guests at 5:00. So we needed to be done with formal photos in the sanctuary by 4:50 or so. So we needed to be back at the church from the park where we did bridal party photos by 4:00. We did just under two hours of photos at the park, so we had to be there by 2:00…etc.

Definitely don’t forget to factor in travel time from one place to the next!

Post # 8
Member
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Honestly, our DJ handled all of it. He was a freakin’ genius! You’ve still got some time, so I’d let the timeline fall into place closer to the date.

Post # 9
Member
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am going off how much time I need for each thing.  3 hours for hair and make-up (which is an hour extra for cushion).  2 hours for decorations and set up at the venue. etc.  Figure out what time you need to be walking down the aisle and go from there. 

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