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"Today I am marrying my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love."
~ Erin & Forrest Pangborn

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

From First Dance to Last Call... How to Make Your Wedding Day Run Smoothly

It is getting to the time of year when your wedding day is just around the corner. You have hired all your vendors, completed all your projects, bought your favors, had your dress fitted, etc., and now you need to know how to make your wedding day run smoothly.

Many of us have been a guest at wedding where there was a lot of standing around wondering, where are the bride and groom, or when is the next thing going to happen? I'm sure you want to avoid this for your special day. Good News! It is so easy to make sure that your guests have a great time on your wedding day by putting together timeline. You have probably considered the placement of the major events of the day. Whether you want to be introduced into your reception or slide in during cocktail hour. If you want to do a garter toss or avoid the whole thing. Luckily, now days there is no "right or wrong way" to way to put your day together. There are just many things to consider, from ceremony start time to last call, inorder to have a smooth flow to your day.


Many of your vendors have probably tried to help you do this already. But, I recommend putting together a detailed timeline for the way YOU see your day going. You should share it with your vendors to follow, and not rely on each individual vendor's. This ensures that everyone has an overall picture of the day’s events as you want them. It also helps you make sure that you are fitting in all the major events in the time allotted in your contracts. If you only have 7 hours with your photographer, you don't want the ceremony to start at 2:30 and the toast to happen at 10:00pm. You want your photographer there to capture all of the elements you have planned.

To do this I recommend using sticky notes and a large piece of paper. It can make for a fun game, mixing and matching the order of events. It is also a easy way to move the parts around to find the suitable order for the two of you!


No matter how you schedule your day, make sure that it's all about you two having the best time EVER!

1 comment:

Laurel said...

I love how much time you've set aside for photography... LOVE it!! I've missed seeing you around lately... hope all is splendid and you're a busy busy bee gearing up for this spring and summer's fabulous weddings!

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