Wedding itinerary
Good Morning WW Family.

I am in the process of putting together a wedding day itinerary. Does anyone have any samples or templates they could share with me. I am a DIY bride and really would appreciate anyone's help.

Thanks,
Nickia

Married: 09/29/2012
Reviews: 1
Posted On: Jul 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate0 likes

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Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jul 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi Nickia ~ what tim does your ceremony start?
What time does reception start and end?
Do you need to set up decorations? If yes, can you do them the night before?

*Talk to your DJ - they do this ALL the time and will have great input on what is normal in your area, how much time is needed for everything

*Talk to your venue - they might have ideas for when a good time for cake is... after all, they need to cut it for you and need someone to serve it - who knows how late they keep the staff on, or when they go to minimum staff

* Talk to the photographer - They REALLY know how much time is needed per Combos - and will tell you how much time to block off for the size of the wedding party and family

~ Morning of Timeline ~ examples
http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/please-share-your-day-of-schedule/fe527567358a1a05.html
~ Reception timelines ~ examples
http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/wedding-time-schedule/160e7b6b50c89909.html

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Jul 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM • Flag As Inappropriate


Married: 09/29/2012
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Jul 20, 2012 at 11:48 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi HAYLEY & JENNIFER !!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RESPONDING TO MY POST!
My wedding starts at 4pm followed by the cocktail hour that will start at 5pm. The wedding and reception will be in two different places.

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jul 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Do you have 2 photographers or 1? Ask how long they need for your combos
If no first look, you should at least do 1st touch

7:00 wake up, shower, eat, drive to appt
8:00 hair appt
10:00 make-up - drive to location getting dressed
11:30 - eat lunch - tell Wedding party and parents to be at location to get dressed
12:00 start getting into dress (could take up to 20 min if stubborn button loops-twisted corset ribbon)
12:30 Bridal shots
1:00 Bride combo shots with family & wedding party
1:30 Groom does his combos with family and WP - Bride does touch-ups
2:05 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
5:50 tell guests to take a seat
5:55 Into

Edited On: Jul 21, 2012 at 3:43 PM
Jul 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Everything is going to take longer than you think; build in some spare time, and prioritize the things that absolutely have to happen on time.

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
Reviews: 1
Jul 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
8:00 wake up, shower, EAT, drive to appt
9:00 hair appt
11:00 - eat lunch
11:30 make-up - drive to location getting dressed
12:30 - tell Wedding party and parents to be at location to get dressed
12:30 start getting into dress (could take up to 20 min if stubborn button loops-twisted corset ribbon)
1:00 Bridal shots
1:30 Bride combo shots with family & wedding party
2:00 Groom does his combos with family and WP - Bride does touch-ups
2:30 Drive to ceremony
3:00 First touch -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
5:50 tell guests to take a seat
5:55 Announcements

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
Reviews: 1
Jul 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
6:05 B&G 1st dance
6:15 - Prayer - Start Dinner
6:20 - Meal (have toast During dinner, no reason for staff to wait until 3 toast are done to start bringing out the food)
7:05 ish Father/Daughter - Mother/Son dance (head table & parents eat 1st, will be done before all others - Dance while guests finish food)
7:15 - 8:30 Open Dance Floor
8:30 Cut Cake
8:40 - 9:15 Open Dance Floor
9:15 - 9:30 Bouquet/Garter
9:30 - 9:55 Open Dance
9:55 - 10:00 Last Dance

talk to your venue on when they like to cut cake - some regions do it right after dinner, some do it near the end of the night to signal the party is almost over. You can even flip cake & garter.

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
Reviews: 1
Jul 21, 2012 at 3:39 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
6:05 - Prayer - Start Dinner
6:10 - Meal (have toast During dinner, no reason for staff to wait until 3 toast are done to start bringing out the food)
7:00 ish B&G 1st dance
7:10 Cut Cake
7:15 - 8:25 Open Dance Floor
8:25 Father/Daughter - Mother/Son dance
8:40 - 9:15 Open Dance Floor
9:15 - 9:30 Bouquet/Garter
9:30 - 9:55 Open Dance
9:55 - 10:00 Last Dance

Your 1st dance can be after dinner while everyone is finishing their food if you don't want it before.
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