Liz
Dedicated September 2019

Keeping track of time on wedding day

Liz, on August 16, 2019 at 11:57 AM Posted in Planning 0 28
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Hello! I was wondering how all of you have kept track of time during your wedding day. I have actually considered wearing a watch to my wedding but I figured that wouldn't look as elegant. Smiley laugh . I would love to hear how you all kept track of time during the wedding. I have a timeline somewhat set ( mainly in 15 and 30 min intervals) and am just wondering how I can try to keep within the time frames I set. I know I'm bound to go over on some things but I'm just curious how you all kept track of time for the wedding Smiley smile

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    My husband had a watch on. So i asked him.i also had my phone on me since I had a dress with pockets but most of the time I just asked someone aha.
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  • Liz
    Dedicated September 2019
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    Dress with pockets Smiley love . I've actually been searching for more dresses with pockets. I just haven't seen it for wedding dresses. I'm sure there are ways it can be done though Smiley smile. I was thinking to maybe somehow have someone bring my purse to the sweetheart table after my grand entrance and in there I will have my phone and touch-up kit. I just don't know if it'll be strange for guests to see my check my phone every so often Smiley xd

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    I had no idea what time it was at any point during my wedding day! My wedding planner kept us on schedule and I trusted her.
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
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    I didn’t at all!
    I gave timelines to my vendors and between the caterer and dj, they kept us on track
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  • Liz
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    Oh thats great Smiley smile. I actually don't have a wedding planner. We decided to save money and opt out on one. We are having a bit of a non-traditional wedding so we didn't find the need to lol.

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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
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    I did also wear a watch, lol, but it happened to be broken , so I didn’t actually know what time it was. I preferred not knowing but if you’re really concerned, you could always find a nice watch.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    Totally understand. Are there any other vendors who can keep track of your timeline and moving things along?
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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
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    I spent an entire year planning the perfect wedding. The last thing I wanted to do was have to worry about ANYTHING on the actual day. Therefore, I hired a Day of Coordinator. She kept track of time for me. Between her and the rest of my vendors, they all kept me on track and told me when it was time to do something.

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  • Liz
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    Oh okay. Nice to know other people have worn watches too haha. I have a samsung active watch in rose gold. It looks nice enough to wear to formal events but not quite to a wedding. I'll probably just have my FH wear a watch since his suit can cover up his watch Smiley laugh

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  • Liz
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    We can probably have the DJ help us with that. I think my main worries is if I estimated enough time in between changes

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  • Liz
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    Totally understandable! Planning is so tiring. We actually only have our DJ for 6 hours so that's why I am trying to fit everything in together so its enough time for people to still have open dance floor. As of right now with our current timeline there is only about maybe 30min for open dance.

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  • Mary
    Expert July 2019
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    No watch and no phone for me. Like PP, our wedding coordinator and DJ made sure everything stayed on schedule. While getting ready, I asked my bridesmaids for the time (one wore a watch). During the reception, I asked my husband. 😅
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  • Liz
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    Yeah that's what I was thinking to do. I will have a prep room that I'll be staying in the night before. I'm think to just leave my watch there for when I get ready and then at the reception I'll ask my FH lol.

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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
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    Coordinator and dj will have the timeline
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
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    I asked other people for time (bridesmaids, etc). I also had given the timeline to the photographer and DJ. They kept us on track for everything.
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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
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    I didn't. I made a very detailed timeline and made a copy for my bridal party and for all of my vendors. The morning of while we were getting ready and doing pictures, I asked my bridesmaid 9the only really organized one lol) how we were doing. She always told me we were doing perfect. I have no idea weather she was always honest or not, but we really didn't run late (although I did plan for a lot of buffer time so I guess without that we would have been) then the rest of the day, my DOC kept everything on track. I didn't have to worry about the time at all.

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  • Cheryl
    Expert November 2020
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    Are you having a bridal party? You could always designate your MOH or a responsible bm as an official timekeeper. We're not hiring a planner or DOC, so we're having my sister who is MOH, keep track of time for us ladies. My FH's brother will do so for the guys. These are the managers of the back office operations, if you will. I'm designating my step-sister who is not in the bridal party as our manager of front office operations. She will be in charge of setup and be the point of contact for vendors. She will help corral the bridal party and hang onto stuff for me. My sister is really loud, very bossy and a bit extra, so I need my stepsister out of the bridal party or else my sister will be a tyrant with everyone.
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  • Liz
    Dedicated September 2019
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    I'm glad you found a way around having someone not in your bridal party to do it haha. I have 3 bridesmaid and a pseudo MOH ( long story short at one point I had a bridesmaid who was supposed to be my MOH but she wanted nothing to do with planning so this pseudo stepped in because she thought I deserved to have someone who would step in as a MOH).

    I'll probably have my pseudo MOH help me keep track of time since shes super organized and see if she can wear a watch. She has one that actually matches her bridesmaid dress so it MAY work. lol.

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
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    I’d delegate to a friend or relative to let you know like at the top of every hour or something if you want to know! Honestly we didn’t really care much what time it was all day. But I did have my phone out on our sweetheart table so I could check the time the few times I was curious. You could also have your husband wear a watch!
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  • Liz
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    Yeah I was thinking to discretely check my phone occasionally at the sweetheart table. But to be honest we probably wont be there for that long, maybe just to eat (which i heard some weddings the couple barely get to eat). If anything when we go around and talk to guests I can just ask for the time Smiley smile.

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