All you need is love and … a good wedding day time line.
Many a bride has been stressed out trying to figure out how to fit everything into the wedding day morning, and many a bride has been a tad later than she may have wanted to be to the ceremony because of unexpected things cropping up, and everything taking longer than you expected.
Here’s a rough guideline for a bride and her girls to follow on D Day. It may look extreme in terms of how much time has been allocated and the time things need to kick off, but it gives you some down time. And in my personal opinion isn’t it better to have time to sit around and hang with the girls than be rushing and stressing and getting flustered. This time line is based on a 3pm kick off.
9.00am – Sleep in, enjoy the time in bed, relaxing before the chaos of the day. Have breakfast, remember you’re going to need fuel to get through the day. Make sure you keep your fluids up too (and I don’t mean champers!) it’s going to be a long day.
9.30am – Shower and wash your hair (although you may want to check with your hairdresser first, sometimes slightly unclean hair is better for up do’s than clean hair). Put on a button down shirt, or a dressing gown, something you’re not going to have to lift over your head later when you get dressed.
10.30am – Hairdresser arrives. You may want to start by getting your hair down first, that way if it takes longer than expected, the hairdresser won’t be rushing with your hair at the last moment.
11.30am – Make up starts. You may want to decide whether you want yours done first or last (to make it last longer). My opinion is to get the bride’s done first, that way you know you and/or your make up artist isn’t rushing.
12.30pm -Photographer arrives at the grooms to take photo’s of the groom and the boys getting ready.
1pm – Photographer arrives for shots of bride and her girls getting ready. They will want to take shots of the bride by herself, but also shots of the dress, shoes etc.
2pm – Mother of the bride leaves for the venue. Groom and the boys leave for the venue.
2.30pm – Bride leaves with her girls and her dad. This leaves time for photo’s of the bride arriving at the venue.
3pm – It’s wedding time.
This is a brief run down, you may want to ask your hairdresser/make-up artist and photographer what they think about the timing. You want to make sure you have more time than you think you’re going to need, in my experience everything will take longer than you think it will. Nothing is going to ruin your day more than being stressed out about running out of time, and keeping people waiting.