We're having a short engagement and I thought that I was on point for the most part, not thinking I would need a Day of Coordinator and now I'm plotting out details and I'm worried I'm leaving out something important or that my idea of how the day will go is completely ridiculous. This is my draft...please tell me if it makes sense or too little time is dedicated. I tried to maybe "overbudget" for time such as photography. This shouldn't take this long but getting people in and settled may take a few minutes to get started, move locations, etc.
Background info: Wedding is at a resort...everything is within a 5 minute drive. Reception is at the Terrace where below is the ceremony site at the gazebo on the lake. Ceremony: 5:30, Pre-Reception: 6, Reception: 6:30
11-2 : Bridesmaids Hair + Mine
We're somewhat casual,we will just be having hair styled...no up-dos, 6 ladies plus myself, I just have a headband...I like it simple!
12:00 : Feed the ladies (guys will be doing their own thing)
12 : We can start tying chair sashes and placing centerpieces for 120 chairs and 13 tables, other linen placement will be done by venue 5.5 hours to complete this task, My mom and two sisters are doing this
1:30 : Flowers will be delivered and someone will be available to take these to the guys and girls
2:00-3:30 - Makeup appointment for Maid of Honor and Me, We are the only ones getting makeup done, the resort said it would be around an hour for mine, half for MOH
3:00 - Cake delivery! They will be setting this up for us
3:00-4:00 : Guys Pictures We have two photographers, most pictures will take place around the gazebo area, guys will do the golf course after finishing at gazebo
3:30-4:30 Ladies pictures Once the guys finish up at the gazebo area, ladies will go for pictures
4:30 - Quick freshen up for ladies
4:45 - Guys head down to gazebo area to prepare to escort guests, honorary bridesmaids head to table to pass out programs and have guests sign guest book
5:00 - Ladies head to terrace to wait for ceremony start
5:15 - FI and Pastor head to gazebo
5:20 - Dad and I arrive (or once coast is clear)
5:30 - Rock and Roll! DJ is doing music for ceremony, has done the venue several times so knows the time frame necessary for music timing, Pastor has the ceremony order under control...Begin!
5:50 - Ceremony complete, pictures (quickly!)
6:30ish - Head up to terrace for WP intro, 1st dance, eat, drink and be merry
Advice? I nearly had my first real dysfunctional stress out moment thinking that I may have forgotten something important! Eeek!