Here, our current timeline, which I’ll share in two parts, along with some notes about why we made the choices we did. Enjoy!
Hair and makeup styling begins
(We’re starting early to accommodate a large bridal party, but my stylist will be on hand right until we leave in order to provide touch-ups as needed.)
“Getting ready” photos begin
Wedding party heads to “first look” location
Photographer and videographer arrive at “first look” site for the big reveal
(As I’ve mentioned before, we’ll do a “first look” to ensure that the majority of our photos are taken while my hair and makeup styles are fresh, and so that we can share a special private moment before the ceremony.)
Church available to vendors
Reception site available to vendors
(The two above items are extremely important to your vendors, since they'll need to know when they can begin setting up and how much time is available. Don’t forget to ask the coordinator at your venue!)
Bride, groom and wedding party arrive at church for more preliminary photos
Guests begin to arrive, and are greeted by the groom and groomsmen
Prelude music begins
Time to walk down the aisle!
Have you worked out your pre-ceremony timeline yet? What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in trying to put it together?
(Photo Credit: Gardens of the World)