YOUR WEDDING DAY TIMELINE
As a first-timer planning a wedding, it's certainly a hard task to figure out how much time you need and in what order each of the main events of your day should occur.
Always keep in mind that you have valuable resources in your wedding vendors (including me), who have been through the process many, many times before and can give you their advice and can help you to plan their part on your big day.
The trick is to find your happy place, where you will have enough time to prepare and get what you need done without having vendors arriving later than what you might need.
This page outlines a sample wedding timeline for a typical late afternoon wedding at daylight savings time with a ceremony at 4pm.
FIRST OFF - THE IMPORTANT WEDDING TIMELINE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Bride hair & MAkeup (aim to be in the chair when the photographer arrives)
BRIDE - DRESS on
THE GUYS (GET READY FIRST, then can take the suit off)
12 30 pm
CEREMONY TIME (NON DAYLIGHT SAVINGS)
CEREMONY TIME (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS)
40 - 50 mins
2.30 / 3.30 pm
Bridal party photoshoot
FAMILY PHOTOSHoot (straight after ceremony)
1- 1.5 hours
first course served
bride and groom enter
Guests arrive for reception (CANAPES served)
7 30 pm
6 45 pm
CAKE CUT & FIRST DANCE
MAIN COURSE SERVED
8 45 pm
8 30 pm