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Day-of timeline

I created a pocket schedule of sorts for my bridal party.

 What kind of day-of organization are you doing for your bridal party?

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Re: Day-of timeline

  • Maggie0829Maggie0829 Ravens & Bohs & Crabs & O's member
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    Um, none because besides showing up for when everyone's hair and makeup appointment was we were together the entire day until the reception where they were free to do whatever.  And since we were together I just told them what we were doing next, no pocket organizer, or any organizer for that fact, needed.

  • Since it was a DW and people were going to be coming and going all weekend, I did a little print-out of the timeline, and also included our suite number and a few important contact numbers.  It was kind of an afterthought, to be honest, and just a plain piece of paper I drew up in Word.  I've never gotten or needed one for any other wedding I've been involved with.
    This is a neglected planning bio.
    This is a belated married bio, with no reviews yet because I'm lazy.

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    Sometimes I feel like people think that brides are delicate little flower princesses who get all dressed up and pretty for one special moment of their dreams, when really they're just normal people who just happen to be getting married. Things shouldn't have to be sugar-coated for grown-ass women. -mstar284
  • Maggie0829Maggie0829 Ravens & Bohs & Crabs & O's member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_day-of-timeline?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:37Discussion:80a75a17-a194-4dbd-b8ad-d212403bc4d4Post:a8eeb45a-5ebd-4467-8f98-3e366aa4c654">Re: Day-of timeline</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>Since it was a DW</strong> and people were going to be coming and going all weekend, I did a little print-out of the timeline, and also included our suite number and a few important contact numbers.  It was kind of an afterthought, to be honest, and just a plain piece of paper I drew up in Word.  I've never gotten or needed one for any other wedding I've been involved with.
    Posted by aerinpegadrak[/QUOTE]

    Ok, that is the only time where I think one could come in handy.

  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_day-of-timeline?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:37Discussion:80a75a17-a194-4dbd-b8ad-d212403bc4d4Post:209618bf-2605-46f7-a3ce-c8c2abb5b7f2">Re: Day-of timeline</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Day-of timeline : Ok, that is the only time where I think one could come in handy.
    Posted by Maggie0829[/QUOTE]
    Yeah, I was about to respond that we just put the timeline up on our website and trusted everyone to figure it out, but then I remembered that I'd put something together at the last minute.  (Quite literally, I think I drew them up the morning we left for Vegas, and cut them apart on the road.)  They weren't super detailed, just "This is where we will be when."
    This is a neglected planning bio.
    This is a belated married bio, with no reviews yet because I'm lazy.

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    Sometimes I feel like people think that brides are delicate little flower princesses who get all dressed up and pretty for one special moment of their dreams, when really they're just normal people who just happen to be getting married. Things shouldn't have to be sugar-coated for grown-ass women. -mstar284
  • ViczaesarViczaesar Central Coast, CA member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_day-of-timeline?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:37Discussion:80a75a17-a194-4dbd-b8ad-d212403bc4d4Post:b31bb7bf-d452-42e3-991a-dd9999a4e763">Day-of timeline</a>:
    [QUOTE]I created a pocket schedule of sorts for my bridal party. <a href="http://mrandmrswinslett.blogspot.com/2012/08/wedding-sneak-peek-pocket-schedules.html" rel="nofollow">http://mrandmrswinslett.blogspot.com/2012/08/wedding-sneak-peek-pocket-schedules.html</a>  What kind of day-of organization are you doing for your bridal party?
    Posted by futuremrswinslett[/QUOTE]
    You have the women scheduled from 9 am and the  men scheduled from 10 am (frankly, by the way, I think it's inappropriate that you're telling them when to shower/shave.  That's none of your business).  When are you all eating before the ceremony?  



  • I kind of want to do a schedule too. All of our wedding party is from a different town and I think it would help them know exactly where to be and when. I would hate to be in a new town and not really know the day's agenda or where to go lol.  I like how organized the op schedule is and am thinking about doing something similar, but less formal.
  • JoanE2012JoanE2012 Exit 21 (Jersey!) member
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    I'm a super organized person, but we are not doing anything like this.  We'll have our hair and make up appts, go to to hotel, eat lunch, get dressed, take photos, go to ceremony, go to reception.  I know it's important for others to have the times clearly marked, but I've seen plenty of brides FREAK OUT when the timing isn't perfect.  We have struture to our day but we are not on a strict timeline.

  • I think a schedule is a good idea, but you can easily go overboard.  It will save you from having a million people asking you 'who what where why when' about the day of.

    I originally didn't want to send one out, but I had so many people actually request one that I caved and did a quick Word doc.  Mostly it's for my volunteer decorators (venue doesn't allow decoration until day of).


    But seriously, don't tell people where to shave.
    Don't make me mobilize OffensiveKitten

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  • As long as you don't tell your WP that they HAVE to do certain things I like it.   I had one when we traveled to BIL and SIL's wedding and it was great to know what the plan was.    It also helped so no one thought, "Maybe we can do some shopping or get some girl time," if they knew that the B&G were doing something during a time.
  • I'm printing off a schedule for the entire weekend and giving it to everyone involved in the wedding. I'm trying to avoid a million questions the day of, plus, I love organization!
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_wedding-party_day-of-timeline?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:37Discussion:80a75a17-a194-4dbd-b8ad-d212403bc4d4Post:b31bb7bf-d452-42e3-991a-dd9999a4e763">Day-of timeline</a>:
    [QUOTE]I created a pocket schedule of sorts for my bridal party. <a href="http://mrandmrswinslett.blogspot.com/2012/08/wedding-sneak-peek-pocket-schedules.html" rel="nofollow">http://mrandmrswinslett.blogspot.com/2012/08/wedding-sneak-peek-pocket-schedules.html</a>  What kind of day-of organization are you doing for your bridal party?
    Posted by futuremrswinslett[/QUOTE]

    <div>
    </div><div>OP, was your posting a passive aggressive way to get people to hit up your Etsy store??  </div><div>
    </div><div>I followed your link and read your blog post about how you opened up InDesign and starting playing around and all of a sudden came up with your pocket schedule. And of course, it reminded me of <a style="text-decoration:underline;font-weight:bold;" href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/98018087/wedding-day-pocket-schedules?ref=usr_faveitems" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><font color="#3366ff">this</font></a><font color="#000000"> (<link) that I've seen floating around Pinterest for quite some time.</font></div><div>
    </div><div>Totally fine to take inspiration from someone else's idea/design, totally not fine to pass it off as your own. Not cool, OP, not cool.</div>
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