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Sara
Expert June 2019

Timeline help for groomsmen & photos

Sara, on June 10, 2019 at 10:52 AM Posted in Planning 0 4
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Hi all,

Our wedding is this Saturday 6/15 !!!!! Need some day-of timeline help. The bridesmaids and I will be getting ready at the hotel that morning, with HMU and photographer. I haven't totally ironed that out, but I'll talk to them all later today and I'm not really concerned.

My question is about the groomsmen and photos. We're not doing a first look, and the ceremony begins at 5:30. The groomsmen are planning to go straight to the venue to meet, pin on their boutonnieres, have a shot or two, collect their thoughts with FH, and that's it. I can send the photographer to meet them if we want. When should the groomsmen get to the venue? FH is thinking of telling them all 4:30. He will be there a little earlier. We are not social media people, couldn't care less about Instagram moments, and aren't at all into long photo sessions. Does 4:30 leave enough time to assemble the groomsmen on site? FH thinks this will be fine but I'm skeptical that it's enough time.. What would you suggest for this timeline?


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Latest activity by Sinéad, on June 11, 2019 at 11:18 AM
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Congrats on your upcoming day. I'm your date twin!
    I think 430 is enough time. Groomsmen tend not to need as much time as bridesmaids anyway
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  • Kate
    Dedicated June 2019
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    Is there a separate space from the ceremony space? Do you think guests might start to arrive if they are still taking pictures? 4:30 should work but maybe 4 just to be safe

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  • Sara
    Expert June 2019
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    Hi Kate, Yes guests may start to arrive around 5... We do have some irritating early birds in my family. I'm leaning more towards 4 for the groomsmen, but I don't think we'd need earlier than that. The venue is a historic estate, so the property is huge, but the ceremony area (backyard)/ cocktail space (patio)/ reception area (indoor gallery) are all next to each other. I think they could easily sneak away to another part of the property from 4-5.

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
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    Hey Sara!!

    I think 4:30 would leave enough time but perhaps aiming to be there for 4 would make everyone a little more comfortable. For example, they will not start to stress out if there is traffic! Smiley laugh

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