Sample Wedding Day Schedule for a 3pm ceremony

6:30am- Wake up! Shower and eat a large breakfast. You may not get to eat again till the reception. Load car with things you gathered over the past few days. You may want to load these things the night before into your car to save time.7:30am- Head for beauty salon for 8am appointment.

8am- Start beauty appointment. Tell them you need to leave by 10:45am. Schedule a stylist for each bridesmaid so everyone will finnish at the same time

10:45am- Leave salon with hair and make-up done. (Your bridesmaids should be following the same schedule so you will all be done at the same time.)

11:15am- Arrive at church.(plan 10 mins to park and get things from the car to the bridal room)

11:30am photographer arrives to setup equipment in the church

11:30pm- Florist arrives to ready church in time for 12:30pm photos.

12pm- Photographer starts getting ready shots with the bride and bridesmaids. The bridesmaids should be completely ready at this time so they can help the bride get in her dress.

12:30pm- photography starts of the bride, bridesmaids and bride’s side of the family. Groom and Groomsmen must be ready by 1:30pm

. 12:30pm- Any member of the Bride’s side of the family who are not already there must arrive by this time for formal pictures.

1pm- The Groom and Groomsmen should be pinning on flowers at this time.

1:20pm- Finnish photography and hide the bride.

1:30- Start photography of Groom, Groomsmen and family.

2:30- Stop photography, and start letting guests be seated.

2:45pm- Start lining up wedding party.

3:00pm- The big moment!!! (Ceremony 30 min.)

3:30pm- Ceremony over. Keep everyone together.

3:40pm- Start photography of couple together and group shots. Make sure that everyone you want in photos is aware of it and that they are to return to the sanctuary quickly.

4pm- Limo arrives.

4:15pm- photography ends.

4:25pm- into the limo.

5pm- Arrive at reception. Bustle dress. Dj starts lining up wedding party.

5:10pm- announcement of wedding party.

5:20pm- First dance.

5:35pm- Dinner and mingle.

6:20pm- Start pouring drink for the toast.

6:35pm- Cake cutting and toast right afterward.

7pm- father/daughter dance and son/mother dance.

7:10pm- crank up the dance floor!!!

7:40pm- bouquet and garter toss. Limo is ready outside.

7:55pm- pass out birdseed. guest move to outside. Couple says good-bye to parents.

8:05pm- The big send-off.

8:10pm- bridal party takes care of gifts and any other duties needed for the couple.




I suggest that the bride make a schedule like this and give it to all her vendors and people participating in the wedding. It will help your wedding day to go smoother and let everyone involved know what to do and when. Thank you and I hope your wedding planning goes well.

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