- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2008
ok i am seriously struggling with the day of itinerary.
i need your opinions/advice please.
our ceremony begins at 6:30p.m. and ends at 11pm
we’ve booked our photographer for 9 hours….so assuming we want him to stay ’til the end, we need him to start by 2pm.
we have a limo rented for 3 hours which should be enough time just to take me & the groom around the city for bride & groom pictures. I’d like to be able to utilize the limo for the full 3 hours.
The dilemma I’m facing is that I don’t want to get ready too early before the pictures.
We also have to consider wedding party pictures. I’m not sure if I should have the wedding party pictures first, maybe right at 2:00pm where the ceremony will be held? But if we have the group photos at 2pm, then the groom and I will not be able to leave for our couple shots until 3pm or so and that won’t give us enough time to get back by 5p.m.
This is what I’ve come up with so far….but what bothers me is that I would have to get ready by 11am when our pictures don’t even start until 2p.m.?
I know its asking a lot to read thru, but any advice is very much appreciated!
DAY OF TIMELINE
11:00am – Groom picks up Flowers from Florist
11:30am – Bride leaves for the Hotel
12:00pm – Bride & Groom should arrive at Hotel
12:15pm – Put on dress, (all rings, jewelry, shoes, dress, garter, veil, flower etc)
12:30pm Groom departs from hotel to Ceremony location (in his car and takes aisle runner, brides’ belongings to ceremony location)and meets photographer & videographer at Ceremony location
12:45pm – Limo picks up Bride and departs from hotel to Ceremony location
1:00 Bride & Groom meet at Ceremony location (photo opp)
Wedding Pictures (Bride & Groom only)
1:10 – 1:20 Limo takes groom, bride, photographer, videographer to First Photo Location
1:35 – 2:15 Pictures at first photo location.
3:20 Depart first Photo Location and return to Ceremony site
3:45 Arrive at Ceremony Site
3:45 – 4:45 Bride & Groom pictures at Ceremony Site
3:30 – Wedding Party should arrive at Ceremony Site
4:45 – 5:30 – Dress Rehearsal and Wedding Party Pictures
5:30 – Alone Time For Bride (re-touch makeup/hair)
5:45 – Ushers lay down aisle runner and block aisle with ribbon.
6:30 – Ceremony Starts
6:50 – Ceremony Ends
6:55 -7:10 Bride & Groom alone time and possibly a few pictures
7:00 – Guests enter Reception
7:15 GrandEntrance, WeddingParty
7:30 – Dinner is immediately served. Photographers break forDinner
8:00 – Champagne Toasts. Photographers resume takingpictures
8:15 – Cake is Cut
8:25 – Dinner cleared, Cake is Served.
8:35 – First Dance8:40 – FatherDaughter dance, Mother son dance (Simultaneous)
8:45 – Dancingbegins
10:50 Last Dance
11:00 Reception Ends