(Closed) Wedding timeline help – for a late friday wedding

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@BirdieNY:  are you making a timeline for dinner/toasts etc?

Post # 5
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Our wedding was at 6PM on a Friday, and we put on the website, “ceremony will start promptly at 6.” Processional started then, and I was walking down the aisle at 6:05. If your invites say 7, I recommend that you start at 7. Guests who go out of there way to make sure they are there early (we aim for 15 minutes before hand) get cranky really fast if you make them wait half an hour, especially since they probably won’t have eaten beforehand. (This happened to Darling Husband and I at a wedding last year, and waiting 45+ minutes sucks!)

I had two MOHs, and we did hair/makeup at a salon at noon. Photographer met us at the hotel at 3pm for first look photos, then we went to the venue around 3:45 for family/wedding party, which we spent about 2 hours on.


Post # 6
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wait… why would you put 7 and plan to start at 7:30????

The best way to plan your timeline is to work backwards. So from the start time of your wedding work backwards from there. If you start at the top you’ll run out of time.


Post # 8
5 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

We r doing A Friday wedding as well. I planned on hair taking 2 hours for everyone in the bridal party. Then getting ready will be an hour and then if you get your nails and toes done the day of, plan for about an hour and a half. Pictures will probably take about 2 hours depending on how many people are in your bridal party, and how big your family and your fiances family are.  So I would start my day probably about 11 or 1130 the day of  just so I had some extra time in case something takes a little longer

Post # 9
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m in TO with a very similar situation. Friday Night Start @ 7:00 – little transport time needed. Here is my timeline. I have 2 hair and makeup artists coming to do the makeup for 6 bridesmaids +FMIL and hair and make up for myself, sister and mom. They want us starting at 10:30 to ensure were all done for photos.



10:30 -3:30

Ladies Hair & Make-up


JD (Photographer arrives)


Photos of ladies getting ready

4:00 – 4:30

 first reveal (Royal York)

4:30 – 5:00

Wedding Party + Parents to Berkeley

5:00 -6:00

Wedding Party Pictures + parent pics

6:00 6:30

Andrew/Kate Pictures

6:30 7:00

Ladies hang out/Men get to work!




Pipe band escort downstairs

7:30 -8:30

cocktails/apps/ Oysters


MC welcome + explanation of evening + toast


welcome speech K&A + parents

8:30 -9:30

dinner Stations are open


Dessert is served


father daughter dance followed by 1st dance

9:30 – 1:00

Band plays


Pizza Late night snack


everyone has departed

Post # 10
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Starting to get ready (hair, makeup)  11am

Be Finished getting ready 430 pp

First Look / Photos with SO 5-6

Photos with Wedding Party & family 600 –  7

Sign Ketubah

Get to the wedding!: 7PM

ETA: My photog gave me a timeline of when to get ready to be all set for the photos.


Post # 11
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Are your bridesmaids also getting hair and amke up done by the same person?  If so, you would probably need to strat getting ready around 9 am (you would most likely go last)

Post # 12
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BirdieNY:  How strange. Better make sure you start promptly at 7:30! 🙂

Ok so.. some things, what of the list above, do you intend to do At the venue? Do you plan to go anywhere in between getting ready and the wedding venue to do photo’s, etc? How long does a ketubah signing take, is it a ceremony or just signing a paper?

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