Planning The Schedule For Your Wedding Day
Your wedding day will be busy and you need to ensure that everything runs smoothly. This is why you need to take the time to create a schedule for your wedding day. There are a number of points to include in your schedule and it is recommended that you complete at least one trial run of the day before it happens.
Getting ready for the big day is important because you will want everyone to look their best. You will need to set a few hours aside for hair and makeup as well as getting dressed. Many experts state that 2 to 3 hours should be enough time for everything to be done correctly and to ensure that no-one feels rushed.
Getting To The Ceremony Venue
If your wedding ceremony is a different venue to where you are getting ready, you need to schedule when each party should leave. The groom and male attendants should leave for the venue at least 30 minutes before the bride. This will give them enough time to get to the venue and into position before the ceremony begins. The exact time for this will depend on the time that you have booked the venue for.
Approximately, 30 minutes after the groom leaves the mother of the bride and the bridesmaids should make their way to the venue. The bride and her father should leave for the venue about 5 minutes later. This allows the bridesmaids to get into position before the bride arrives.
The Wedding Ceremony
The exact time of the wedding ceremony will depend on what you have booked with the ceremony venue. The bride should arrive approximately 5 minutes before the ceremony is set to start. This will allow her to ready herself and ensure that she looks perfect for the ceremony. The length of the ceremony will vary depending on the type of ceremony that you are having.
After the wedding ceremony, there should be time schedules for photos at the venue. You should allow for 20 to 30 minutes of picture time before the wedding party is transferred to the reception area. The amount of time allows for the transfer of the wedding party will depend on how far away the location is from the wedding ceremony venue.
The scheduling for the reception will depend on the type of reception you hold. An informal reception will only need scheduling for the speeches. However, a form reception will need a schedule for speeches as well as the meal that is provided. Other considerations would be catering, clean-up services, and of course an experienced wedding DJ to keep your guests entertained.