(Closed) Where to start with making a timeline

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@atalante:  I need help too with this so I’ll watch this post 🙂

Post # 4
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Start from the end of the day, and work backwards. Wherever you have holes or questions, start with the information you KNOW (time you have to be out of the venue, time you want to serve dinner, cocktails, etc.) and fill in the blanks as you get more info.

Right now, you might only know what time you have to be out of the venue, what time you want to start cocktails, what time you want your ceremony to begin/end, what time you need to be at the ceremony venue, etc. That’s ok, things will evolve in the last few months.

Just make sure to give yourself wiggle room/padding. You might not thing you’ll need it, but if there’s extra time, then you’ll have it to breathe and take things in. Good luck!

Post # 5
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

One thing you’ll definitely need to know is how long you’ll need for hair and for makeup. That will make a big difference as to when your appointments are, and by what time you can be fully ready to start photos.

For example, my ceremony wasn’t until 5:30. We did photos beforehand, and we wanted to be back at the church for family photos by 4:00, with time to clean up before the ceremony.

So we started photos at 1:30 for first look and wedding party.

Which meant that my hair and makeup had to be done by 12:30 so I could get into my dress, accessorize, and then travel to our photo location.

Because of the numbers of girls who needed to get hair and makeup done, our hair appointments started at 9:00 and were done in shifts, and makeup immediately followed.

Does that help at all?

Post # 6
13251 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Make a list of all the photos you definitely want to take.  Then talk to your photographer and ask him/her how long you should block out for photos. Only that person will be able to tell you how long your photo shoots will take!

Post # 9
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Not sure if the signal you mean is between you and FH or you and your DJ, (and this may not be your style) but – here’s a tip we were given and have passed on to friends who’ve gotten married, and it works: do not let go of each other’s hands at the reception.

(Exception, when you’re sitting down, eating, etc.) But otherwise, you get pulled in different directions and it’s a PITA to tear yourself away from your guests to go find your new hubby. Not really timeline related, but when you mentioned table visits, it made me think of it.

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