Your wedding day comes and goes FAST! Listen to 6 key wedding day timeline tips to keep your day organized and flowing smoothly:
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6 Wedding Day Timeline Tips
An early morning wake up will start the day right, leaving as much time as possible to primp, prep, and enjoy your day. This means you gotta keep it in check the night before at your rehearsal dinner! Try to get a a good night’s sleep so you can be up and ready on wedding day.
Be selective about what you include on your wedding day schedule. Examples of things that should NOT be on the wedding day timeline are finishing up DIY projects, or getting your nails done. If it can be done on a day leading up to the wedding, pretty please don’t wait!
Make Time Buffers
This simply means allow more time than you think you will need. Appointments will run late, there will be traffic, etc. Leaving pockets of time around your wedding day timeline entries will ensure things don’t get backed up.
Simple Meal Plan
Have a simple, fuss-free meal plan set for the entire wedding day timeline. Enlist help from bridesmaids to have healthy food all set & ready to go so you don’t find yourselves trying to pick up takeout, or wait for delivery.
Schedule in YOU Time
Also consider blocking off some time for YOU to be alone, relaxing, and taking in the day. Maybe this is an extra long morning shower. Another idea I love is taking a half an hour to write a letter to your groom, jotting down your thoughts and feelings, so that you will always have a “journal” type record of the day. Taking some quiet time for yourself will allow you to relax, take some deep breaths, and really savor the day.
For those of you who are early in the planning stage, consider using the same location for ceremony & reception. Bonus points if there are onsite rooms where you can get dressed. Traffic and travel time can really eat up your wedding day timeline, and by keeping everything in the same location you can avoid getting stuck in a car for half the day.
Follow us on Pinterest to view some of the sample wedding day timelines I saved for you! (Note – you may have to scroll down through the board, since the pins are organized by date – most recent first.)