Wedding Day Schedule
Starting to stress! Not sure how the wedding day schedule should go... Can anyone help?!?
I have the jist of it: My girls and I get our hair and make-up done, he is getting ready, I get into my dress, pictures, ceremony, more pictures, reception... But I need some help!

Married: 12/03/2011
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Posted On: Nov 11, 2011 at 11:20 AM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Married: 12/30/2011
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Nov 11, 2011 at 11:22 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Here's my day-of schedule, so far...

10:30am - 3:00pm Bride, Groom and wedding party getting ready in hotel rooms
2:30pm Photographers arrive, take some photos getting ready
3:00pm - 3:45pm Photos on roof and in atrium/jazz club?
4:00pm Bus with guests leaves Doubletree for the church (trip 1)
4:00pm Shuttle with wedding party, and bride & groom leaves Doubletree for the church
4:30pm Bus with guests leaves Doubletree for the church (trip 2)
5:45pm Shuttle with wedding party, and bride & groom leaves church for Doubletree
6:00pm Bus leaves church for Doubletree (trip 1)
6:30pm Bus leaves church for Doubletree (trip 2)
7:00 - 8:00pm Cocktail Hour
8:00pm Introductions & First Dance
8:10pm Everyone moves into the ballroom
8:20pm Toasts by Man of Honor and Best Man
8:30pm Photo booth arrives
8:30ish - 10:30ish Dinner is served
10:00pm - 12:00am Dessert & Dancing
12:00 - 2:00am After Party in Scullers

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Nov 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
6:00 wake up, shower, eat, drive to appt
7:00 hair appt
8:30 make-up - drive to location getting dressed
9:45 - tell Wedding party and parents to be at location to get dressed
10:00 start getting into dress (buttons and getting corset ribbons untwisted takes longer than you think)
10:30 Brides shots - combo shots with family & wedding party
11:45 Groom does his combos with family and WP - Bride does touch-ups *eat a snack
12:30 drive to park - pretty outdoor location for photos
12:45 First look photo - bride and groom shots - B&G with Wedding Party
1:15 drive to chapel
1:30 arrive at chapel - set up decorations -touch ups - alter photos?
2 Ceremony
2:30 - 2:45 - hugs - greet guests - do send off - drive to outdoor location? for pictures
3- 5 more picture
5:30 arrive at hall - Bride does Touch ups
5 - 6 cocktail hr
6:00 entrance - Welcome - Prayer

Married: 05/12/2012
Nov 11, 2011 at 11:37 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Here is mine:


9:30 wake up
10:00 hair appointment
12:00 getting ready begins
2:00 pre-wedding photos for guys
2:30 Pre-wedding photos for girls
3:30 – the men leave for the ceremony
3:45 – the girls leave for the ceremony
4:00 men in place
4:15 girls in place
4:30 ceremony
5:00 ceremony complete bridal party leaves for pictures & cocktail hour starts
5:15 arrive at picture sight
6:15 finish formal pictures
6:30 arrive at reception – formal entrance
7:00 speeches
7:30 dinner is served
8:30 first dance
9:30 cake cutting & coffee
1:00 limo to the hotel

Married: 11/27/2011
Nov 11, 2011 at 11:43 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thanks for posting this I need this too!

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
Reviews: 1
Nov 11, 2011 at 12:02 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Don't forget to EAT and have Potty breaks

7:00 wake up, shower, eat, drive to appt
8:00 hair appt
10:00 make-up - drive to location getting dressed
11:15 - eat lunch - tell Wedding party and parents to be at location to get dressed
11:30 start getting into dress (could take up to 40 min if stubborn button loops)
12:00 Brides shots - combo shots with family & wedding party
1:30 Groom does his combos with family and WP - Bride does touch-ups
2:15 drive to park/beach - pretty outdoor location for photos
2:30 First look photo - bride and groom shots - B&G with Wedding Party
3:30 -set up decorations -touch ups - some altar photos?
4 - 4:30 Ceremony
4:30 - 4:45 - hugs - greet guests - do send off - 5-6 cocktail hr
4:45- 5:15 more picture
5:45 arrive at hall - Bride does Touch ups
6:00 entrance - Welcome - Prayer
6:20 ish start dinner (have Best Man do toasts while salads are being served, or while they are being eaten - no reason to have dinner wait for all the toasts to be over)
Nov 11, 2011 at 12:25 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Everything will take longer than you think so build in extra time.....

Married: 10/08/2011
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Nov 11, 2011 at 12:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Wow... you girls were so organized! We didn't have a set schedule but we had an idea of what times things were starting and what times we had to be places... good thing it worked out for us!

Married: 09/29/2012
Reviews: 1
Nov 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
All I know is you missed a few important times that may help your day go better

-Wake up when you are good and rested
-Have a nice cup of coffe and a healthy breakfast
-Just sit down and breath....

Married: 12/30/2011
Reviews: 6
Nov 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thanks Jen... I think that is good advice. I'll add those three to the top of my list. :) Well, except the waking up when I'm rested part... Gotta set an alarm or I'll sleep until noon! :P

Married: 12/03/2011
Reviews: 1
Nov 15, 2011 at 7:16 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thank you Ladies I appreciate it! :)

Married: 05/12/2012
Nov 15, 2011 at 9:55 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
lol good point eh! I forgot to schedule lunch! Breakfast will be tim hortnes while we get our hair done in the morning!!! and I scheduled to sleep in till 9:30 so i will actually be able to make it till the end of the dance!!! lol
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