Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wedding Day Timeline

Good morning! TGIF is tomorrow, we've almost made it through another week. The weekend cannot get here quickly enough.
I was just organizing posts about our wedding, and realized I never posted about our wedding day timeline. I made a timeline for our big day, and I felt like it was helpful in reminding everyone to stay on schedule. Prior to having my own wedding, I was a bridesmaid several times and made note of things I did and didn't want do to if I ever got married. I also used to work in Sales at a Hilton property. Some of the weddings I was a bridesmaid in were disorganized, and I felt like people didn't know where to go when.
I emailed this out to everyone (bridal party, family, our wedding coordinator, vendors, the venue, etc.) about a week or two before the wedding. I think some people thought I was a wedding Nazi or bridezilla when I sent out that email, however our wedding day really did run smoothly.
6:30 am – wakeup time
  7:00 am - leave hotel 
7:30 am - get our Starbucks
    8:00am—Hair and Makeup at Salon Twenty Ten in Savannah 2010 Abercorn St, Savannah 31401
    (912) 349-0566)
    12:00–2:00pm—Most vendors arrive for setup

    12:30 pm -at venue, bridal party gets dressed

    1:00 pm -Courtney comes, start putting on my dress

    1:30 pm -pictures of bride, bridesmaids (lasts one hour)

    2:30pm -pictures of groom, groomsmen (lasts one hour)

    3:30pm—Guests begin to arrive/Pre-ceremony music starts

    4:00pm—Invite time

    4:10pm—Ceremony starts
4:30pm—Ceremony ends
4:40pm—Cocktail hour starts (family photos)
    5:45pm—Move guests into dinner
6:00pm—Buffet opens/Dinner served
6:20pm—All guests have food
6:30pm—Bridal Party Introductions (CJ)
7:00 Bride and Groom first dance
7:10 Toasts  (Jessie and Tedd)
7:15pm—General dancing music starts (guests)
8:02pm – sunset
8:30pm—Cut cake
9:00 pm - last bride/groom photos outside in lights
    9:00 bouquet and garter toss
9:45pm—Last call
9:55pm—Music off
10:00pm—Guests depart
11:00pm—Breakdown done, all staff departs
    And there you have it! I can't say enough good things about making a day of timeline. Our wedding day went like clock work.

    Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend!
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  1. So, did you and everyone stick to the timeline? I'm a TV producer and my entire life is backtimed, but in my head... Of course, Brad knows that too.

  2. I love the last picture. :) This was quite helpful. We eloped, but might have an anniversary celebration one year, and I have no idea how to begin planning the day.

  3. Love this - I did something very similar... people thought I was being crazy, but it was more of just an FYI than a hard timeline... I had a separate one for the groomsmen too - JUSTTT so there was no confusion ;) ;)