You finally got engaged right? Congrats! So what next, when should you set the wedding date for? Also, what are the things you need to do before the big day and even on your big day?
This means you need to create a wedding timeline as early as possible, because the average time it takes to plan a wedding is about eight to sixteen months, this gives the bride and groom plenty of time to sort out all of the necessary details.
However, some engaged couples can't even wait to get married and don’t have that enough time. Creating a wedding timeline will help you put things in place. The thing is that everyone wedding timeline won't be the same, so you will have to prioritize whichever is important to you.
Late Afternoon Wedding + Seated-Dinner Reception:
7 a.m. Wedding morning – Wake up; eat breakfast.
8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Bride and bridesmaids cycle through hair and makeup; groom and groomsmen shower.
12:45 p.m. – Hair and makeup touch-ups.
1:30 p.m. – Photographers shoot portraits with the bride and bridesmaids.
2:30 p.m. – Bride, bridesmaids, groom, and groomsmen travel to the ceremony site.
4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Ceremony begins and cocktail hour begins.
6:00 p.m. – Guests move to the reception area.
6:15 p.m. – The newlyweds make their entrance after the bridal party is introduced.
6:25 p.m. – Dinner service begins.
7:00 p.m. - Mother-son, father-daughter, and other pre-determined dances take place.
8:00 p.m. - Cut the cake and guests are served dessert.
8:20 p.m. - Newlyweds make a short thank-you speech.
9:55 p.m. The last dance.
Morning Ceremony + Brunch Reception:
6 a.m. - Wake up; eat breakfast.
6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - Bride and bridesmaids cycle through hair and makeup, while the groom and groomsmen shower, shave, dress.
8:45 a.m. - Couple took photos and portraits.
10:15 a.m. - Ceremony begins.
11:15 a.m. - The newlyweds make their entrance and have their seat.
11:20 a.m. Brunch service begins
11:35 a.m. Speakers make short toasts.
11:50 a.m. Family dances take place.
12:45 p.m. Cut the cake.
1:05 p.m. Newlyweds make a short thank-you speech.
1:10 p.m. Toss!
Late-Night Cocktail Party:
9 a.m. - Wake up; eat breakfast; and enjoy your morning.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Both the bride and grooms cycle through hair and makeup; groom and groomsmen shower, shave, get ready.
4:45 p.m. - Eat dinner before going out.
6:15 p.m. - Photographers shoot portraits with the bride, bridesmaids, MoB, and any others.
8:15 p.m. - Ceremony begins.
9:00 p.m. - Guests move from the ceremony to the reception area.
9:05 p.m. - Food stations open.
9:45 p.m. - First dance with all families and other pre-determined dances take place.
10:20 p.m. - Cut the cake; newlyweds make a thank-you speech.
11:55 p.m. - Last dance.
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