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Mar 24, 2007
Hi ladies,

I''m getting married on 4/25 and am starting to put together a "Day of Timeline" for the bridal party and vendors.

Does anyone have a template they can share? I just need some ideas to get me started and make sure I don''t forget anything!

Thanks All!



Sep 14, 2008
Here are a few templates I''ve found:

Day of Coordination (things to consider and you fill in times according to your ceremony/reception schedule):

Timeline from WeddingBee with sample timeline:

I''m still figuring out details for my own timeline, especially vendor arrival, but my wedding isn''t until November.

Here''s what I know of our schedule so far:

Night before - Caterer will be dropping off tables, chairs, linens, etc.

Wedding Day:

9 am - Breakfast
10 or 11 am - Bride, Groom, My mom and bridal party go to the salon
12:00 - Lunch & Champagne, possibly at salon
2 pm - Photographer, Caterer, and DJ should be arriving to set up/take photos
2:30 pm - Posed photos with family, bridal party, FI & I
3:30 pm - Guests will start arriving
4:00 pm - "Official" Ceremony start time
4:15 pm - Probable Ceremony start time
4:30/4:45 pm - Cocktail and appetizers
5:30 - Dinner
7pm - Dessert Display
7-10pm - Dancing, drinking, and fun!


Apr 26, 2008
Ok, now my totally OCD tendencies are out for all to see :) Here is our CRAZY up to the 15 minute interval timeline!

8:00 AM
8:15 AM Bride and bridesmaids meet at Obadiah Salon for hair/ make up
8:30 AM "Christy hair w/ (Vu) "
" Nicole makeup w/ (Chrissy)"
8:45 AM
9:00 AM " Julia makeup w/ (Chrissy)"
9:15 AM "Nicole hair w/ (Vu) "
9:30 AM "Christy Makeup w/ (Chrissy)"
9:45 AM
10:00 AM "Jessica hair w/ (Vu) "
"Jamie Makeup w/ (Chrissy)"
10:15 AM "Julia hair w/ (Shamra) "
10:30 AM " Jamie hair w (Sarah)"
" Emily Makeup w/ (Chrissy) "
10:45 AM MOB to Obadiah
11:00 AM Florist arrives to Reception Site
11:15 AM "Emily hair w/ (Shamra)" " MOB Makeup w/ (Chrissy) "
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM " Jessica Makeup w (Chrissy) " Limo picks up FOB, drives to Salon
12:15 PM
12:00 PM Groom to Ceremony Site
12:45 PM
1:00 PM "Bride and Bridesmaids leave Obadiah
Groomsmen meet at Sahalee, dress, put on bouts, etc"
1:15 PM
1:30 PM "Bride and Bridesmaids arrive at Sahalee, get dresed, etc. "Fruit and Cheese plate for Bridal room "
1:45 PM
2:00 PM Photographer arrives- pics of bride & groom getting ready
2:15 PM
2:30 PM "Bride and Groom see each other for the first time & Bride and Groom Photos (1 hour) Bridal Party hangs out, watches pics, etc. "
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM Bridal Party Photos (1 hour)
3:45 PM
4:00 PM Family arrives for photos
4:15 PM
4:30 PM "1) FAMILY PHOTOS (30 mins.)- Parents and Grandparents, etc.
2) Groomsmen start ushering early guests to seats
3) Leah and Anna pass out programs
4) Bridesmaids hang out in bridal room
" Cousins practice song with ceremony musician
4:45 PM
5:00 PM "1) Photos end, Bride and Groom hide
2) Groomsmen continue ushering people to seats
3) Bride and bridesmaids retouch makeup, etc.
" Ceremony Musician starts with prelude music on patio
5:15 PM
5:45 PM
6:05 PM "1) Ceremony ends, cocktail hour begins
2) Extra photos during cocktail hour as needed
3) Jess and Ty visit with guests
" Music plays until guests exit
Band setup begins"
6:15 PM
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
7:00 PM Remove draped off area
7:15 PM "Start to Invite/Usher guests into ballroom
" Band to be done w/ setup
1) Bride and Groom make 1st entrance announced by Grandad
2) MC gives short speech and introduces Kevin- 6 mins.
3) FOB toasts and thanks everyone for coming- 3 mins.
4) FOG toasts- 2 minutes
4) Toasts by Best Man 3 mins. (he does NOT want to give a long speech... gotta love FI''s brother the lawyer who HATES public speaking
Maid of Honor 6 mins.
5) MC closes- 1 minute = approx 25 minutes total" "Feed band 7:15-7:45
**make sure guests have champagne for toasts "
7:30 PM
7:45 PM "Music commences by Band mellow music to be continued through dinner Jess and Ty visit tables " start dinner service
8:00 PM Feed Photogs
8:15 PM
8:30 PM "Bride and Groom have 1st dance
Father/Daughter dance
Mother/Son Dance
" actually approx. 10 mins.
8:45 PM Announce Open Dancing
9:00 PM
9:15 PM
9:30 PM
9:45 PM "Bride & Groom Cut the Cake-
Jess and Ty thank guests for coming- 2 mins.
Bouquet toss
" time variable, concides with band''s break
10:00 PM
10:15 PM Continue Dancing
10:30 PM
10:45 PM
11:00 PM
11:15 PM Last Call
11:30 PM
11:45 PM "Band announces last dance and guests encouraged to grab sparklers and see off Bride and Groom
" "Band over
BMC Rolls Royce Arrives "
12:00 AM Bride and Groom make exit, party is over
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