What is a wedding day timeline? As your wedding date approaches, you may hear from vendors that they are sending over a timeline for you to review. What happens when all your vendors have conflicting timing? In swoops your wedding planner to tie up all the loose ends!
A wedding day timeline organizes the anticipated deliveries, vendor arrivals, and step-by-step timing of every detail. From cake cutting to speeches, wardrobe changes and song selections, your wedding timeline ensures you can fit everything you want into your big day. A big factor in creating these timelines is getting vendors on the same page. Individual vendors often only anticipate their own plans. With no fault of their own, these timing plans can overlap with other vendors or cause certain activities to take place at awkward times. Your wedding planner accounts for all vendors when making a timeline. From morning hair and makeup to evening breakdown, all activities have a timeslot.
A big trick to creating a good timeline is buffer time. Those small moments when you may want to grab a bite to eat, freshen up, or simply have time to mingle with your guests! Having space in between major milestones of the day such as photographs, meals, and dancing will give you the personal time that will make it a day to remember. Being candid about what you want from your wedding day with your wedding planner is crucial. We can factor in any timing you need – as long as you let us know!
The purpose of a wedding day timeline is to eliminate any stress or jitters. By going over the details ahead of time, you can anticipate what is to come and make any changes before the day of. You have the peace of mind that all vendors have been confirmed. You know exactly what items are being delivered and when. You can include your seating chart and photos for set up. You have a full list of vendor contacts. You can create a full inventory list with your wedding planner so you know what items you will be bringing and taking home. Think of your wedding day timeline as a full menu of what is to come—so you don’t have any concerns or questions! Knowing what to expect allows you to really focus on what is important: you and your spouse to be enjoying your special day!