Tips To Schedule for your Wedding Day

The key to a smooth wedding day is early planning. If you divide your entire wedding day into an organized time frame, everything will remain in order when the important day finally comes. The more detailed you can work out the plan, the better. In general, wedding ceremonies usually last from 30 minutes to an hour — although short and gentle wedding programs are also suitable — and most wedding receptions usually last from four to five hours.

Tessa Lin, an expert in the organization of weddings, helped us create a modern wedding calendar based on the wedding from 5:30 in the morning (if necessary, adjust the calendar to the start time of your ceremony).

Please note that the ceremony and reception are also scheduled to take place at the same location during this wedding period, which means that guests do not have to change to another venue before the cocktail hour starts. If you are organizing a wedding celebration in another place, be sure to specify the travel time and take into account the time it will take for the guests to get to the venue after the ceremony.

The photographer will arrive in 2 hours

The wedding photographer should arrive 30 minutes before the bride. During this time, photographers can take pictures of the dress, rings, invitation, etc.

14:15 the bridesmaids are done; the bride’s hairstyle and makeup are done

The bridesmaids (as well as the mother of the bride and all other important people in the bridal room) should be dressed and ready when the bride’s hairstyle and makeup are ready. In this way, everyone can be in the background of the photos on which the bride dresses.

14:30 The bride is getting dressed

Once you have dressed for the most part, it’s time for a photographer to capture moments when your bridesmaid (and maybe the bridesmaids of the bridesmaids) will help you unbutton the dress and put on your shoes. Make sure that your mother also plays a role! Perhaps she will help with earrings and jewelry or correct the veil.

14.45 wedding portraits

Once you are fully dressed and ready, the photographer will focus on photographing beautiful portraits and details in previously studied places in your house.

15:10-15:30 pictures of bridesmaids

These photos should be relaxed and cheerful, capturing the moments of the celebration between the bride and her friends. If you want to take special shots, for example, champagne snapshots, make sure that you have accessories ready (for example, clean glasses).

3:30 AM The first look

The first look (optional) is a special moment when you and your partner will see each other for the first time from the hundreds of eyes that you will observe during an eid exchange ceremony.

3:30-4:10 Joint portrait photos

If you decide to take the first photo, this is the perfect time for your photographers to take a photo of you two at previously examined locations around your venue.

4:10 – 5:00 wedding party and family photos

“Have your family assembled in the lobby of your establishment at 16:00, dressed and ready to take pictures. Make sure your photographer has a list of shots for each married couple you want to take, and name a family member who will help the photographer identify each one. It will be much easier for your brother or cousin to find Aunt Linda when she emigrated, because you already know who she is,” Brand advises.

The start time indicated on the wedding invitation is at 17:30

Most weddings start outside the time indicated on the invitation. “Plan to start the ceremony about 15 minutes after than the time indicated on the invitation. This gives customers a little more time if they are after and ensures that all seats are occupied! You don’t want someone to miss your special moment because of traffic jams,” says Brand. In addition, now is a good time to turn on music to raise the mood and show that the start time of the ceremony is actually approaching.

5:45-6:15 Ceremony

This is the time interval that varies the most at weddings, the brand notes. The time really depends on the type of your ceremony. As a rule, non-religious ceremonies last about 20 minutes, while religious ceremonies can last up to an hour.

6:15-7:15 Cocktails

Invite guests to a cocktail hour while taking pictures with a photographer after the ceremony. This will give you a much-needed break to recharge for the rest of the evening, and depending on how many photos you want to take, you can join half an hour of cocktails or spend time in the wedding room to enjoy snacks and drinks in private.

19.00 (ish) Pictures of the sunset

Take the time to include additional portraits in your wedding schedule 30 (or more) minutes before sunset to provide opportunities for stunning natural light. “Timeanddate.com gives you the exact time from sunset to your date and location to within one minute. I almost always find that pretty accurate,” says Brand. The actual time of sunset varies greatly with the place and the time of the year when you get married. In the winter months, shooting before sunset can be scheduled for about 4 o’clock in the morning.