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The Complete Wedding Day Timeline

June 16, 2018

The complete wedding day schedule

Planning a wedding is an exciting time! Choosing flowers, cakes, dresses, it can be easy to be swept away by the beauty of it all and forget about the details that just need to get done. 

One of the biggest decisions that will affect the flow of your wedding is the actual wedding day timeline. It may seem like something you can overlook or leave to a later date to figure out. But don't, just don't leave it to the last minute! On that note, the earlier you set up the timeline - the better.

You can schedule your wedding day timeline however you please. Early riser? Throw a brunch wedding. Night owl? Have your wedding in the evening. Just decide! This will help you, your vendors and your guests. 

wedding day timeline


Don't forget

It can be easy to overlook some things when planning the big day. Things like food! You may have your dinner menu good to go, but don't forget about breakfast, lunch and snacks! 

You might get caught up in the busy chaos of the day. Try to take some time to relax and spend a moment with your mom or your bridesmaids. These are special moments that you'll remember forever!

wedding day schedule


The ultimate wedding day timeline

We've outlined how much time to you should put towards different elements of the wedding! Then you can put together your wedding day timeline exactly how you'd like it! Read below to find out how to schedule your special day. 

2 hours - Hair and Makeup

30 minutes - lunch

30 minutes - get dressed

30 minutes - first look 

30 minutes - ceremony

1 hours - cocktail hour

30 minutes - family photos

30 minutes - bridal party photos

30 minutes - bride and groom photos

1 hour - dinner

30 minutes - speeches

15 minutes - cake cutting 

30 minutes - first dance, mother and father dance

wedding day timeline


Use this guide to plan out your day! Your guests, vendors and wedding party will love that you gave them a schedule of the day. Don't forget to relax, and even if things don't go exactly to plan, it will still be amazing!


Happy Planning!



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