(Closed) Timeline of Wedding Day Events…

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Find a lot of friends that are willing to help, that aren’t in your wedding party.

I’ve been stressing over the same thing. We’ve asked our venue if we are able to come in the day/night before and start decorations then. I know a lot of bees have great timelines on here for the ceremony and everything after, but I’ve only seen one or two for the events before the ceremony.

What time does your ceremony start? How many is in your bridal party? Is someone coming there to do hair/make-up or do you have to go to a salon?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is a day-of coordinator. I would be reeeeeally hesitant to try to decorate my venue on the wedding day! I’d get someone you trust to do it for you, and that’ll take some of the pressure off. As for the other timings, we started with our venue’s suggestion for when cocktail hour and dinner should start, and worked our way out on either side of the timeline. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Average an hour per person in your bridal party for hair/make up then you wont be rushed. I had 6 people getting make up/hair we started at 7 in the morning and didn’t finish until around 2. The more time you give yourself the better. Also, is it possible to set up the reception room the night before or have a friend/family member do it? That might cause you a bit less stress in the long run

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cincychick35: Well that’s crappy on your venue’s part. I would definitely have people designated to help on your day of — and that way you don’t have to be worried about doing it all on your own, or with the help of your bridal party.
You’re still supposed to relax and enjoy your day, you know.

there’s no way you can talk your venue into giving you some extra time, even if it’s earlier that day?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think maybe you should enlist the troops to do the heavy work of decorating the reception space right at 2:00, and then maybe you can go in at the very end to tweak things if you’re feeling like you want to see things for yourself. You’re the bride! If I were you, this is what I’d do for timeline:

– Sleep in, shower, eat a leisurely light breakfast with whoever you like

– Go to the salon. Do they do massages? Might be nice to start off the day with a massage…

– Have your hair done at the salon with your girls. 

– Go to your venue, have someone make sure you get lunch, have makeup artist make you pretty, get dressed with your girls, take fun getting-ready pics.

– MEANWHILE, Send non-WP troops to decorate. Make sure they have SPECIFIC instructions.

– Do your first look photos with Fiance, Wedding Party, etc. 

– around 4:30, go to the reception site. Make sure everything looks like you want it to look and make any small adjustments. 

– 5:30: get married 

 

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