Wedding Timeline

Wedding Timeline

Free Wedding & Reception Time-Line

Delegate these jobs before your wedding day?

Reception Hall - who will open up the hall for it to be
decorated and the cake brought in?

Timeline - who will make sure you stick to yours?

Flowers - who will transport the flowers from the ceremony
to the reception hall?

Personal items in dressing rooms - who’s in charge of
making sure everything is brought to the reception hall after
the ceremony?

Gifts - who’s in charge of taping cards on the gifts?

Gifts - who will transport them to your house?

Final bill - who’s going to make sure it is correct?

Tips - who will pass out the tips to everyone?

Children - who’s charge of them?

Tux returns - who’s in charge of getting them back to the
correct shop in time?

Bridal Dress - who will take it to the cleaner?

Left-overs - who gets them?

Deposit - who do you contact to get it back?

Who will clean-up time and lock-up of reception hall?

Write the times of the day in the blank

Wedding day at a glance

________ Time to Get Up.

________ Make-up/Hair.

________ Be at Ceremony Site.

________ Photographer Arrives.

________ Ceremony Begins.

________ Reception Begins.

Write the times of the day in the blank

________ Breakfast - high protein and liquids.

________ Shower.

________ Hair and make-up.

________ Limo arrives.

________ Arrive at ceremony site to get ready - 1-2 hours early.

________ If getting ready at home - arrive to begin the ceremony -- thirty minutes early.

________ Flowers - bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres are handed out to attendants.


________ Guest book is set up - same person hands out wedding programs.

________ Groomsmen begin seating guests.

________ Photographer and/or Videographer arrive for pre-photos.

________ Parents/families/attendants should be on/site for any pre-photos.

________ Music begins.

________ Candle Lighting.

________ Mothers are seated.

________ Processional is formed and flower girl/ring bearer walk up the aisle.

________ Ceremony time/minutes ______________

________ Attendants walk up the aisle - bride-groom, maid of honor/best man, flower girl and the ring bearer.

_________A formal receiving line may be formed just outside of the ceremony area for the guests to greet the bridal party. This can also be done at the reception.

_________Marriage certificate is signed with the official/clergy and your best man/ and maid of honor.

_________Photo sessions with both families and attendants.

_________Drive time between the ceremony and reception sites.


_________Guests arrive at the reception.

_________Reception begins with Introduction of the couple by the MC, band leader or disc jockey. Optional toast is given by the best man.

_________Lunch/Dinner is served to the couple first or they are first in the buffet line.

_________Take photographs

_________Greet guests

_________Entire wedding party returns to head table for toasting

_________First dance goes to the newlyweds.

_________Second dance goes to the father/daughter, then to the groom and his mother.

_________Cake cutting.

_________Bouquet tossing.


_________Couple gathers their items to leave the reception.

_________Couple leaves the reception.

_________Arrive at airport and fly off into wedded bliss.

_________Clean-up. (for everyone assigned)

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