If you're in the middle of planning a wedding, this post is for YOU! The months leading up to your wedding day can feel busy, stressful and chaotic. I've had friends get married and know clients who face these challenges. However, I do want to remind you that these are the last words you want your wedding day to be described as.
The biggest thing that can help you feel confident going into your wedding day is creating a timeline that spells out everything you have planned. This is an awesome resource not only for you, but for all the vendors included, like your wedding planner, DJ, florist, baker, band, and photographer! I've even had my brides give their timeline to the maid of honor and best man, just so they know what's up too!
Here are 3 things you need to include in your wedding timeline:
1) Point of contacts' name and phone number- These people should not be the bride or groom, but these folks should be sticking by the bride and groom's side most of the day. If someone has a question, they can call or text the point of contacts.
2) Addresses of the different locations- Are your ceremony and reception at different locations? Should the florist go to both locations? Is the baker just going to the reception? An address of a location can make the day go by so much smoother. Having just the names of a location can have people running around town. An exact address takes out the questionable variable, because everyone knows EXACTLY where to go.
3) Time for events- Now it's time to break down by the half hour what different things you are going to do. Everyone has different traditions for their wedding day and I know it's important to get to all of them in. Writing them down with a time frame will help everyone stay on track. It also helps me (the photographer) to know what to expect! I'll have my camera ready for that sweet moment of you and your dad having your father/daughter dance. I don't want to miss a minute of the festivities. I just need to know when it's all going to happen.
Now, I know you think you're going to do EVERYTHING and perhaps you will. But this biggest thing I want you to take away is that you are supposed to ENJOY the day! What's done is done, and everyone you've hired is going to make your dream day a reality. Relish the moment. Soak in the present, and enjoy the ride. That day will go by so quickly and the last thing you want to be feeling is worry.
Are there any other things you'd like to add to your timeline? Or do you have any specific requests you'd like me to expand upon? I'd love to know your feedback, because I'm here to serve you.