If you decide to hire a wedding planner, they will create a wedding timeline for you so you don't have to. But if you decide to go the planning alone, it's a good idea to create a simple timeline so your wedding party and suppliers are all on the same page.
It doesn't matter what kind of wedding you decide to have, whether it's simple and informal or extravagant and completely traditional. Either way you decide to go, you will need to think about certain events and timings for your wedding day.
And so here are a few of the key points to consider when creating your Wedding Day Timeline...
- Hair and makeup appointments - times and locations
- Time of arrival to ceremony location for bride and groom
- Transportation to and from ceremon
- Time for photos before and/or after ceremony
- Announcement/Grand Entrance into your reception (and who it will be announced by)
- Time dinner will be served/buffet opened
- Time of Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dances
- Cake Cutting
- First dance
- Garter/Bouquet toss (if you're doing one)
- Exit, if applicable
- Any special events, such as a cultural dance or special tradition
As you can see, there are several things that you might have to consider when creating your own wedding day timeline. If you have a wedding planner, you won’t have to worry about anything to do with the timeline on the day of your wedding. They will just let you know when things are about to happen, and you just go with the flow. If you don’t have a planner, try to designate someone to keep track of time and let you know about when things should be happening. Enjoy!