Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you want everything to run as smoothly as possible. A well-planned timeline is key to making sure that happens. By creating a detailed timeline, you can ensure that all of your vendors are on the same page and that everything runs on time.
To help you create a wedding day timeline that works for you, we’ve created a sample timeline template. This timeline includes all the key events of a wedding day, from pre-ceremony preparations to the grand send-off at the end of the night.
5:00 AM: Bridal party wakes up and prepares for the day
7:00 AM: Hair and makeup for the bride and bridal party
10:00 AM: Groom and groomsmen arrive at the bride’s house for the “gatecrashing”
11:00 AM: Tea ceremony with the bride’s family
12:00 PM: Departure for the groom’s family home
1:00 PM: Arrival at the groom’s family home
1:30 PM: Tea ceremony with the groom’s family
2:00 PM: Departure for the wedding venue
5:30 PM: Guests start arriving
6:00 PM: Ceremony begins
6:30 PM: Ceremony ends
7:00 PM: Cocktail hour begins
7:30 PM: Reception doors open for guests
8:00 PM: Grand entrance and first dish
8:15 PM: Dinner is served
9:00 PM: 2nd entrance
9:15 PM: Yum-Seng
9:30 PM: Photo taking
Last Dish and Send-Off
10:00 PM: Last dish
10:00 AM: Send-off for the newlyweds
Note: This timeline is just a sample and can be adjusted according to your specific wedding day schedule. It’s important to communicate with your vendors and create a detailed timeline to ensure that everyone is on the same page and everything runs smoothly on your big day.