5 Tips To Planning A Stress Free Wedding Timeline

Where do you even start?! If you are reading this then you must be trying to figure out how in the world you are supposed to plan out an entire wedding day. From getting your makeup and hair done in the morning to the send off at the end of the night and EVERYTHING in between – I got you girl.
1.      Find out when Sunset is! As a photographer, this is my BIGGEST advice. Sunset will determine lots of things for your wedding day! Regardless of what your day is going to look like, sunset is SO important for your timeline. As a photographer, this is my biggest advice to brides as they are creating their timeline so that we have enough time allotted before sunset for alllllll the photos you want!

2.     Ask your vendors how long specific things will take during your day! How long will hair and makeup take? How long will the ceremony be? Are you doing a first look? Answering these questions will help tremendously when you start having to plug in times for different things!

3.     Give yourself EXTRA time throughout the day! Wedding Days are crazy and a LOT of the time things will run late and the last thing you want is to feel rushed and behind, this is why when I am writing a timeline for a client I ALWAYS give myself lots of cushion for things to run late so that my brides NEVER feel rushed.

4.     Consider a First Look!! First looks have so many benefits and one of them is taking the stress away from the craziness of the day. Being able to see your partner before everything begins gives you a moment to take it all in TOGETHER. Not only does it give you good time together, but it allows you to get all of the photos you want together before the ceremony. This way you don’t have to stress about squeezing in every photo you want in between the ceremony and reception while your guests wait for you to finish! This is one of THE biggest stress relievers to a wedding day timeline.

5.     Hire a good Wedding Planner! Wedding Planners are absolute angels when it comes to planning a wedding day, making sure all of the moving parts are working correctly and then executing all of it once the day is here. Wedding Planners not only help you with anything and everything leading up to the day, but they alleviate all stress off of you on the day of so that you can simply ENJOY your day.

These are my 5 top tips on how to make a seamless wedding timeline. There is no cookie cutter way to planning your wedding day, but these are the 5 things I have found in my years of weddings that have absolutely changed the game on wedding days, planning timelines and taking stress away from my bride and grooms. I hope this helped!! Happy Wedding Planning loves!!! xoxo