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Day of Timeline

If it isn't too much trouble, would you mind sharing your day of timeline? I really for the life of me don't know what mine will be. I have my photog for 8 hours, 2 of which will be a photo booth, and I have a ceremony at 3, and cocktail hour at 5, as of now.

Any help on what I should do would be super appreciated!

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    edited December 2011
    Here is mine but I would definitely recommend giving yourself PLENTY of extra time.  This was originally scheduled to have the day start an hour later, but we would hav been screwed because even giving us the extra hour, we still got started on pictures 45 mins late becuase us girls weren't ready yet (the first BM & the stylist to arrive were 25 mins behind, plus that BM's hair took longer than an hour) so even though we thought we were giving ourselves an hour extra we lost 45 mins of formal shots before the ceremony.

    8:00 AM Arrive at Majestic Oaks, unpack/get situated
    8:30 AM Rachel's Hair
    9:30 AM Crystal's Hair
    10:30 AM Amanda's Hair
    11:30 AM My Hair
    2:00 PM First Look
    2:10 PM Pictures
    4:15 PM Get ready to walk down the isle/Guests get seated
    4:30 PM Ceremony
    5:00 PM Casual/optional receiving line
    5:30 PM Grand Enterance
    5:45 PM Dinner
    7:00 PM Speeches
    7:20 PM Bride & Groom first dance
    7:25 PM Cake Cutting/Eating
    8:00 PM Mother/Son Dance
      Father/Daughter Dance
      Longest Married Couple Dance
      Misc Dancing Music
      Bride/Groom Question Game
      Misc Dancing Music
    11:30 PM Last Song
    11:30 AM Clean up and pack up personal belongings, gifts etc
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    edited December 2011

    7:30AM: Arrive at Church
    8:00 AM: Start my Make up and Hair  (Jr BM's arrive to get hair and make up) also the time when our flowers arrive
    9:00 AM : Hair stylist starts BM's hair
    10:00: Finish my hair start to get into my dress
    10:30: First Look and pictures with FI & I
    11:00: WP Pictures 
    12:30PM: Family Pictures 
    1:30PM: Kicked out of Church - Possible take pictures in back 
    2:00 PM: Poccesional Starts aka Ceremony Starts 
    3:00PM: Recessional and Receiving Line 
    3:45PM Receiving line ends - Limo Shows up 
    4:00-5:30PM: Cocktail Hr (Depending on weather and how pictures go we may or may not be there)
    5;45PM : First Dance  
    6:00PM: Salads are served 
    Cake
    Mother/Son Dance
    Uncle/Niece Dance
    8:00PM: Dance starts  
    12:00AM : Reception/Dance shuts down
    12-2AM - After party at the bars

    which = long day for Shannan LoL

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    edited December 2011

    Here are my estimates...

    7:30 am - Hair and make up begins @ FILs House- Bring in Brueggers Bagels/Coffee for girls
            7:45-8:30 - BM - Tona - hair  -  Stylist 1
            8:00-9:15 - BM -  Anu - hair and makeup  -  Stylist 2
            8:30-10:00 - Bride - Kayla - hair and full makeup  -  Stylist 1
            8:30-9:15 - BM - Shelby - hair  -  Stylist 3
            9:15-9:45 - BM - Tona - makeup  -  Stylist 2
            9:15-10:00 - BM - Megan - hair  -  Stylist 3
            9:45-11:00 - BM - Katie - hair and makeup  -  Stylist 2
            10:00-11:00 - MOB - Toya - hair and full makeup  -  Stylist 1
            10:00-10:30 - FG - Mateya - hair  -  Stylist 3
            10:30-11:00 - FG - Lillia - hair  -  Stylist 3

    8:00 am Eat breakfast

    8:30 am - My hair and makeup begins

    11:15 am - Leave Tory’s house

    11:30 am - Arrive at church - put dresses on and freshen up for pictures

    12:00 pm - First Look/Pictures begin

    12:15 pm - WP pictures

    12:30pm - Set out Party Sub in church for WP lunch

    1:15 pm - I grab something to eat quick

    1:30 pm - Family pictures

    3:00pm - Must be finished with church photos

    3:15 pm - Freshen up, bathroom, eat something

    3:30 pm - Ceremony Begins

    4:10 pm - Ceremony Ends

    4:15 pm - Usher guests out of the church

    4:45pm - WP Travel in Limo to Stonebrooke

    5:30 pm - Cocktail hour/ H’ordeurves begins

    5:45pm - WP Arrive at Stonebrooke

    5:50pm - WP Pictures outside at Stonebrooke

    6:15pm - Grand entrance
    6:25pm - First dance 

    6:30pm - Dinner 

    8pm-    Dance beginning - F/D dance & M/S dance

    12am - Dance Ends/Stonebrooke Closing

    This is mine...I have alot of the small details in it but not all of them.  My MOH thought I had way too much time for pictures, but I figured its better to over estimate the amount of time needed and we can all just hang out if happens to go faster.

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    edited December 2011

    Great question Kate!!  I need to work on this to, & the thought of it scares me!  Nice to have some templates to look at!  Thanks ladies!  = )

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_day-of-timeline-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:81Discussion:d7138143-1886-4c9b-8135-8b3bfdd7a7c1Post:1d910214-443f-4f04-98a2-461a02b31a46">Re: Day of Timeline</a>:
    [QUOTE]Great question Kate!!  I need to work on this to, & the thought of it scares me!  Nice to have some templates to look at!  Thanks ladies!  = )
    Posted by MikeNAndi[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I think we are on similar timelines!!  Yours is only a short time ahead of mine. I obviously hijacked your registry one last week:)

    It is really helpful to see how much time other people are budgeting for things. I also just emailed my photog to see how she recommends scheduling her time.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_day-of-timeline-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:d7138143-1886-4c9b-8135-8b3bfdd7a7c1Post:70abd15a-1be9-48b1-ad3a-8a617d74794a">Re: Day of Timeline</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Day of Timeline : Yeah I think we are on similar timelines!!  Yours is only a short time ahead of mine. I obviously hijacked your registry one last week:) It is really helpful to see how much time other people are budgeting for things.<strong> I also just emailed my photog to see how she recommends scheduling her time.
    </strong>Posted by KateJ10[/QUOTE]

    <strong><font color="#800080">That's exactly what I did when I first started setting up a timeline!  I based everything off of her estimates and worked around them!</font></strong>
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    edited December 2011
    Still being fine tuned, but this is what we have so far...

    arrive at church at 8:45 AM

    ScheduleStylist #1 - AMBER B 507.383.6982
    9:00-10:00 - Karen (MOB) hair and full makeup
    10:00-11:30 - Angie (Bride) hair and full makeup
    11:30-12:30 - Tracy (StepMOB) hair and full  makeup 
    Stylist #2 - MELISSA T 678.799.2555
    9:00-10:15 - Emily - hair and full makeup
    10:15-11:30 - Mindy - hair and full makeup
    11:30-12:30 - Sophie (JBM) hair and full makeup
    Stylist #3 - ANNIE S. 612.730.1329
    9:45-10:30 - Jenny - hair lashes
    10:30-11:15 - Jaime - hair
    11:15-12:00 - Amy - hair
    12:00-12:30 - Layla (FG) hair   

    Matt Lien, the photographer will be arriving around 10 for pictures of us getting ready.  He would like us to be ready for pictures by 12:30.  We want to do the “first look” first and a nearby park, with just Matt and I and maybe my MOHs for help. We then want the whole wedding party at the park for outdoor pictures.  The plan is for everyone to be back at the church (all family members and WP) by 2:00 for touch-ups and family photos

    Possible park locations: Basset Creek Park and/or Shoreline Drive 

    Pictures need to be done by 3:15. 

    Ceremony at 4:00 (will last approximately 30-45 minutes) 

    From program:Prelude: Jesus joy of man’s desiring ~ BachProcessional: The feather song ~ Alan Silvestri       performed by Jonathan T
    Canon in d ~ PachelbelBride’s processional: Trumpet voluntary ~ PurcellInvocationPrayerScripture Readings:                                1 Corinthians 13:4-13 ~                       

    Song of Solomon 2:8-13 ~

    Hymn: now thank we all our god
    Wedding address
    Declaration of Inten
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    Exchange of Vows
    Exchange of Rings
    Pronouncement of Marriage
    Lighting of the unity candle
    Hymn: go, my children, with my blessing           
    PrayerPresentation of Mr. and Mrs.
    Recessional: trumpet tune ~ Purcel
    Postlude: ode to joy ~ Beethoven 

    Receiving line at church following ceremony – hopefully moving quickly!

    The plan is to go to Stub and Herb’s, maybe another nearby bar if time allows. 

    5:15 – 6:15 Cocktail hour  

    6:30: Grand entrance 

    6:40: Cake cutting 

    6:45: Dinner served 

    7:15?? Slideshow 

    7:25: Toasts 

    7:35: Announcements (photo booth, shuttle, late night snack, etc.) 

    7:40: First dance bride/groom

    7:45: Father/daughter mother/son dance
     

    7:50: Bridal party dance, band starts! 

    10:30: Late night pizzas 

    Band plays 8:00 – 1:00 AM 

    Must be out of the venue by 2:00 AM
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    edited December 2011
    Our day will go something like this:

    11:30 - 2:30   Hair & Makeup
    3-4:30             Photos
    5:30 - 6          Ceremony
    6-7                 Cocktail Hour
    7- 8                Dinner
    8-12               Dance
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    edited December 2011
    Kaylas16,
    you might want to account for more time for dinner. We went to a wedding last year at stonebrooke and the dinner for 200 took really long it started at 6:15 ish and took until after 9:00 to get the dance started. The DJ had the bride and groom ready as soon as the tables were cleared off the floor even.
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    edited December 2011

    Great...

    A 3 hour dinner will make me pissssssssed. When I talked to our coordinator there she estimated a time of about 1.5 for dinner.  Seems like a massive difference from what you experienced. Blah.

    Oh well at least if dinner goes long it's just the dance that gets held up not the ceremony or something!

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_day-of-timeline-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:d7138143-1886-4c9b-8135-8b3bfdd7a7c1Post:cfbb47a7-0dd1-421e-a037-e9aaed0d3dc1">Re: Day of Timeline</a>:
    [QUOTE]Great... A 3 hour dinner will make me pissssssssed. When I talked to our coordinator there she estimated a time of about 1.5 for dinner.  Seems like a massive difference from what you experienced. Blah. <strong>Oh well at least if dinner goes long it's just the dance that gets held up not the ceremony or something!
    </strong>Posted by kaylas16[/QUOTE]

    Are you doing a buffet or plated meal??  I don't care if people are still eating, the band is starting at 8! :)  This is my splurge and what we booked our date around...we are getting our money's worth in music darn it!!! lol
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    edited December 2011
    8-8:30am wake up/Shower
    9am Breakfast
    9:30am start hair/make up
    (Bridesmaids are doing their own)
    11:00 lunch in my room (from Jimmy Johns)
    12:00 Leave for church
    12:30 get dressed at church
    1:00 First look
    1:00-2:00 pictures just FI and me
     2:00-2:45 Wedding party pictures
    2:45-3:30 family pictures
    4:00 Ceremony starts
    4:30 Receiving line
    6:15 arrive at reception
    6:30 Dinner served
    7:00 Start speeches
    7:30 First Dance
    7:40 Father Daughter Dance
    7:50 Mother/Son dance
    8:00 Dance party starts
    9:30 Garter/Bouquet Toss
    10:30 Late night pizza snack served
    12:30 party ends
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_day-of-timeline-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:d7138143-1886-4c9b-8135-8b3bfdd7a7c1Post:898b3ca1-5597-4058-ac8e-3544d2d348e4">Re: Day of Timeline</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Day of Timeline : Are you doing a buffet or plated meal??  I don't care if people are still eating, the band is starting at 8! :)  This is my splurge and what we booked our date around...we are getting our money's worth in music darn it!!! lol
    Posted by martiac225[/QUOTE]

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    Having th same problem. And all these were great, we are doing a ceremony and reception mix. So ill just have to cut out the ceremony part but it should work.
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