Printable Wedding Day Timeline
Plan your wedding day timeline to keep you on schedule for your big day!
Wedding Day Timeline
-Consider the travel time from where you are getting ready to the ceremony venue. Also. consider the travel time from the ceremony to the reception.
-Talk to your HMUA about the time needed to complete all of your wedding party members.
-The first dance is typically immediately following the grand entrance -or- after the meal.
-The typical ceremony is 15-20 minutes unless you have a mass (allow 30 minutes to 1 hour).
-If you want a party atmosphere, you can have open dancing between events.
-Try to plan as many pictures as possible before the ceremony. Pictures always take longer than expected to get everyone lined up.
-Try to have a minimum of 2 hours for dancing. Guests will remember if they had a good time.
-You don't have to introduce each member of the wedding party. You can introduce your parents and then have your "tribe" enter as a group to keep the timing short and the hype high.
-Guests should arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony begins.
-There is a reason it is called cocktail HOUR. Please do not keep guests waiting for your arrival longer than an hour.
You do not have to wait until party time for dancing. You can plan dance time before and after the cake cutting. You can have dancing during cocktails too.
-Finally, who is breaking down the reception hall? Do you need to set time aside for a breakdown?
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