Day of Wedding Schedule


As you start your planning one thing you want to think about it is the schedule. Often brides start planning and then all of a sudden the catering staff needs to know what time dinner is and you have no clue what to tell them.  Today, we are going to help with sharing a mock schedule for the “Day of Wedding”. Please note this can vary depending on what your needs are but below is a generic wedding and reception timeline.

We promise as soon as you start thinking about the schedule and at least having an estimated one, the better it will help you in your planning wedding day.

The first thing you will need to know and that will change every piece to the timeline is – “What time is your ceremony”? Depending on your ceremony time you can then move other times to better fit your needs.


3:00pm Arrive to venue

3:30pm Getting ready Photos

4:00pm First look photos or separate photos with bridesmaid/groomsmen and family

5:00pm Wedding Ceremony

5:30pm Cocktail/ Appetizer Hour

6:15pm Grand Entrance

6:30pm Dinner Service

7:30pm Toast

7:45pm Frist Dance, Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother Son Dance

               Open Dance Floor

8:30pm Cake Cut

               Open Dance Floor

9:00pm Garter/Bouquet Toss

             Open Dance Floor

10:40pm Last Dance

10:45pm Grand Exit

Now, there can be a lot of things that happen in between all of these pieces, you can add the shoe game or slide show presentation. However, this mock timeline can help you in getting started in scheduling the correct time for each piece.

Happy Planning