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Wedding Timeline and Why Every Couple Should Absolutely Have One

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Top Things You Need to Know About The Usefulness of a Timeline

Do you really need a wedding timeline? Won’t everyone already know what they need to do? Yes, and no. Everyone will have a good idea of what they need to do but putting it all together and making it run smoothly requires strategy and organization, two key elements in wedding planning that cannot be skipped or disaster will follow. Not really a disaster but things won’t go as planned and you may end up disappointed in the end.

In this post, you will learn:

Organization and Strategy

Most of the time planning your wedding requires more than just booking the church, hiring the minster, and inviting the guests. These are the broader goals. First, you have to look for the venue, make a list of the top 5 and go look at each one. You will have to find ministers who can perform the ceremony in your area and find out if they can use the location you choose. There are many steps and many things to consider when planning a wedding and being organized helps this process.

You should start planning well in advance to make sure that everything gets a spot. You don’t want to wait until the day of your wedding to figure out what everyone will do and when to start. Waiting until the last minute is a big mistake.

A Wedding Timeline Helps Everyone Prepare

1. The Vendors

On the big day, it’s not just the bride and groom who have to be ready. You also have caterers who need to know what time to show up to start preparing the food, setting the tables, and etc. The florist will need to know when to bring the flowers and start setting up the venue.

2. Your Bridesmaids

Your bridesmaids will want to know when to come help with your hair and makeup. What time should they show up? You don’t want to be rushed so you need to make plenty of time for this.

3. Your Wedding Guests

Everyone will want to know what time to leave for the ceremony. Some guests who live farther away may have to come early. Will you need to entertain them until the start of the ceremony? Where will everyone meet once they arrive at the location?

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The Top 5 Reasons to Have a Wedding Timeline

  • You know what time to start getting ready
  • Vendors know when to start setting up
  • Guests know what time to leave for the ceremony (calculating for traffic)
  • You have enough time scheduled for each task so you’re not rushed
  • Guests can linger after the ceremony to talk to the happy couple before heading over to the reception

How to make a wedding timeline: 

Easy-to-Follow Sample Timeline

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Besides just keeping everyone on track, a timeline helps you keep track of the other people who are working behind the scenes. Photographers will take the wedding photos and they will also photograph guests and the wedding party so there needs to be time for that in the schedule. It is always good to have a buffer, a little extra time worked into the schedule for unexpected events that may occur. It is always better to prepare for anything that way you never get taken by surprise.

The Wedding Timeline and Why Every Couple Needs One To Help Navigate a Stress-Free Wedding
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Do you have any word of wisdom or wedding planning tips you’d like to share? Leave them in the comment section below. We’d love to hear your opinions and stories.

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P. S. - Whenever you’re ready, here are 3 ways we can help you with your planning.

  1. Phone consultation: These are thirty minutes long and focus on asking you questions about what you hope to achieve for your wedding soirée.

  2. Wedding Day Management (Day-of Service): Couples can utilize this service for last-minute planning or to tie up loose ends. 

  3. Partial Wedding Planning: This is for the couple who wants to maintain control of the wedding but need a little help with bringing everything together. 


  1. So much to organise, I'm feeling stressed just thinking about it! I can definitely see why you would need a timeline, what a good idea. Thanks for linking up with #kcacols, hope you can join us again next time!

    1. Absolutely. A timeline keeps you focused and everything running smoothly. Thanks for visiting.


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