Post # 1
I am trying to figure out how to schedule out all of my time on the wedding day and am looking for help! I have only been to one wedding and have four more to go to before ours, but am TOTALLY clueless on this front.
We are having the rehersal dinner on Wednesday, Thursday will be Thanksgiving (not sure what we are doing here, Future Mother-In-Law wants a family dinner and I want to have the day to myself and my bridesmaids), Friday will be the wedding.
Because of the holiday weekend we would like an early evening or afternoon ceremony start time so that those who are really nuts about shopping…can go shop.
Anyways long story short, please share your wedding timeline for the day of with me!
Post # 3
10am-12:30pm- hair and makeup in the hotel suite for bridal party and me, as well as mimosas, bagels, and fruit salad
12:30-1pm- getiting ready shots, then head over to ceremony location
1-3:15pm- first look, bridal party, and couple photos
4:30-4:45pm- family photos
5-6:30pm- cocktail hour
7:30pm- first dance, father/daughter dance, then open dancing
8:30pm- cake cutting and dessert bar is open
10pm- reception ends
10:15/10:30pm- after party starts!
Post # 4
I agree @MissDW: I havent set a schedule yet & its confusing. My ceremony is at 4pm but I havent worked out any other details…..
Post # 5
@traveller: that’s when my ceremony starts too =)
Post # 6
Yes, I could just copy your day lol 🙂
Post # 7
8.30 – 10.30am: Wakeup, eat cooked breakfast, shower, make sure all last bits ready, relax, tidy up
10.30am – 1pm: Family members arrive, hair and make up arrive and get applied. Have some lunch
1.00pm: Hair and makeup done, put on dress!!! (will be taking our own photos at this point to save some money)
1.30pm: Photographer arrive
1.40pm: Bridal photos, first look photos
2.00pm: Leave for 1st photo location
2.45pm: Leave for 2nd photo location
3.45pm: Leave photo location for ceremony
4.00 – 4.30pm: Ceremony
4.30 – 5.15pm: Family photos
5.30pm: Reception start
Post # 8
@Bears-bub: looks like ours are almost identical! what time is your reception ending?
Post # 9
i’m so relieved to see so many 4pm ceremony brides!
Post # 10
Thank you all so much, this helps me know what to plan/expect! I think we are going to do about a 4 pm reception as well, so I may just take both of yours as a reference and alter it a little!
Post # 11
Found this post a few days ago.. It really breaks everything down in to detail & helped me a lot so far..
Sample Day- Timeline
Post # 12
9:30am Hair appointments begin in hotel suite
12:00pm Guys arrive at venue (my timeline is funky – the guys get there first so they can relax and play cornhole while the girls are getting their hair done)
12:30pm Limo pickup of girls at hotel
1:00pm Girls arrive at venue
1 – 2pm Bridal party gets ready at venue
2 – 2:45pm Girls take pics
3 – 3:45 Guys take pics
4pm Guests begin arriving
5pm – 6pm Cocktail hour (while bridal party and family takes photos)
6pm Introductions & Welcome toast
6:15 – 7:15pm Dinner
7:15 First dances
7:30 – 8:30 DANCE!
8:30pm Cake cutting & speeches
8:45 – 11pm DANCE MORE!
11pm – Music stops and bride and groom depart
Midnight – Get the party started at the after party.
Post # 13
This is my vague timeline:
10:00-1:00 hair and makeup with my girls and family.
2:00ish everyone heads over to our venue to get ready for pictures, relax, have some finger sandwiches and snacks (for the girls…presumably there will be a little alcohol involved for the boys :P)
2:30-4:30 getting ready pictures, first look pictures, other pictures, more pictures, lol
4:30-5:15 RELAX! Have some snacks, have a drink, and just chill
5:15ish Ketubah signing
6PM CEREMONY OMG!
6:30ish-7:30 Cocktail Hour
7:30 RECEPTION! Dinner and dancing til you drop!
Midnightish Head back to our suite for our first night as husband and wife!
Post # 14
@Mrs. Meowerson: Ours is ending at 11.30 🙂
Post # 15
Thanks for starting this thread! The sample timelines I could use to produce mine. Planning on having a 4:30 pm ceremony