Timelines and logistics can make or break your wonderful celebration! It doesn’t have to be a stressful process to create your event timeline, with or without a wedding planner. I have 4 wedding timeline tips that will help you be prepared early on to make your celebration run as smoothly as possible!
As planners, we all love logistics and being prepared. However, I realize that is not necessarily a strength for some brides and that not everyone is able to have a planner on your vendor team. Whether you have one or not, a timeline for your wedding day is absolutely KEY to keeping the day moving and organized.
I’m a big advocate of brides and grooms being aware of the flow of their day. It’s never too early to start thinking about your wedding timeline. It can be the difference between an enjoyable or stressful day. No one wants to feel like you’re running from one thing to another all day, right?
If you are not able to work with a planner to execute your wedding day, your photographer will help you compile a timeline for the portion of the day that they are present. However, that will not necessarily be all-inclusive for the day. (some photographers are extra amazing and will help with extra details) There are many other moving pieces of your day that someone will need to ensure happen. These include vendor deliveries and pick up, set up and tear down times, transportation logistics and so much more.
There are 4 main things to take into account as you are building your wedding timeline:
I know thinking about #allthethings can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry – I’ve got a FREEBIE for you to use as a starting point and identify your highlighted timeline! There are so many layers and levels of detail that your timelines could cover, but these areas are the key ones to confirm, then your planner and/or vendor team will help you fill in as needed.
Cheers to your wedding celebration running smoothly!