What are your best wedding day timeline tips? Share them below!
Timeline Tip #1: Do a first look before the ceremony to get all of your wedding pictures out of the way! This way you can also join your guests for cocktail hour!
Timeline Tip #2: Talk to your photography about sunset timing on your wedding day. The "Golden Hour" is one hour before sunset when the light is extra magical During the Golden Hour light is softer, warmer, and more dimensional. Schedule some time to sneak away for a few Golden Hour pictures with your photographer!
Timeline Tip #4: Your photographer and your hair and makeup team are the vendors who will impact your pre-ceremony timeline the most! When you start planning your wedding day timeline, make sure to confer with them first.
Timeline Tip #5: Work backwards! It's a lot easier to plan your wedding day timeline in reverse! Trust me Start with the time your reception needs to end and work backwards. The same thing works for your pre-ceremony events!
Example #1: If your reception has to end by 10pm, it should start a 6pm (for a 4 hour reception), so the cocktail hour needs to start by 5pm! Add in any potential travel time between venues and the length of your ceremony, and boom - you've got your ceremony start time!
Example #2: Figuring out when you need to start getting ready! If your ceremony starts at 4pm, find out what time you need to be fully dressed and ready at the venue (let's call it 3pm). Then subtract any travel time, 30 minutes to get dressed, time for pictures, the time you'll need for hair and makeup - add in a one hour buffer to be extra safe - and viola, you've arrived at your start time!