(in my opinion anyway)…
On your wedding day, the last thing you want to feel is disorganised and rushed. Making a wedding day timeline is essential. It will help everyone know where they need to be and when.
There are many factors to be considered. How many bridesmaids need their makeup and hair done? Do you want to be present during your drinks reception?
Here is an example of a summer wedding.
7:00 am – Eat some breakfast.
9:00 am – Bride hair & makeup.
11:00 pm – Groom & Groomsmen should be getting ready.
11:30 pm – Bride & Bridesmaids take some pictures in their personalised robes, exchanging gifts.
12:00pm – Bride & Bridesmaids dress. Photos of smaller details being applied (jewellery, for example).
12:30 pm – Grab a quick snack to eat.
12:45 pm – Portraits with Bride, including photos with bridesmaids and parents.
1:00 pm – Photographer heads to the ceremony location.
1:15 pm – Bridal party arrives at the ceremony location followed by the Ceremony
2:00 pm – Drinks reception
2:30 pm – Bridal & Groom portrait session.
3:15 pm – Group/Family portraits.
3:45 pm – Call to wedding breakfast.
4:00 pm – Bride & Groom Entrance – Food is served.
5:30 pm – Speeches
6:00 pm – The room is cleared for evening preparations.
7:00 pm – Evening Guests arrive
8:30 pm – Cake Cutting followed by Bride & Groom First Dance.
9:00 pm – Bride & Groom go for a wedding portrait session at sunset.
9:30 pm – Bride and Groom return to reception.
12:00 am – Photographers Leave