Wedding Day Timeline
Preparing for the Wedding

A well prepared wedding day timeline or checklist helps the bride and groom prepare for the order of events on the most important day of their lives.

It's important to have a wedding day checklist and a wedding planning timeline for every aspect of your wedding preparations.

A detailed wedding timeline is a sign of good planning. It ensures that nothing has been left out or forgotten. So plan with care and your wedding will be truly amazing.

Fairy Godmother tip; An important thing to remember; is a wedding day emergency kit. Whether you purchase a Complete Wedding Day Survival Kit or prepare your own – it is crucial you have one. Further down the page is a list of 30 emergency items.

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The Groom preparing for
the wedding.
The Bride preparing for
the wedding.

Wedding Day Order of Events

The Groom and His Men: the groom, groomsmen, ushers and bestman bond together while having a hearty and healthy breakfast.
The Photographer Arrives: the photographer takes photo's of the groom getting ready and some group photo's of the groom, the groomsmen and the bestman.
The Photographer: makes his way to the brides home.
Brides Breakfast: have a wholesome breakfast - example: 2 scrambled eggs on toast, fresh juice or a small fruit salad.
Hair Stylist: the bride and her entourage, the bridal party, get their hair styled at the hair salon. (photo's are optional)
Makeup Artist: more than likely, your make up artist will come to your home, and the photographer can take some photo's of you and your bridal party getting your makeup done. (photo's are optional)
Getting Ready: start getting dressed, put on stockings and bridal garter, then bridal jewellery, next your wedding gown and last of all your bridal shoes. (photographer takes photo's while the maid of honour is assisting the bride)
Bridal Bouquets: the bridal bouquets arrive for the bride and her bridal party.
More Photo's: the photographer takes photo's of the bride and her bridal party as a group shot holding their bouquets.
Wedding Transport: a luxury Limousine arrives to pick up the bride and her bridal party. (photographer takes photo's of the bride entering the Limousine)
Photographer: the photographer makes his or her way to the church and arrives before the bridal party.
Videographer arrives: the videographer arrives at the church before the bridal party.
Limousine Detour: the Limousine drives around until it is the right time to arrive at the church. At this stage all the guests have arrived, the groom and his best man are at the front of the church awaiting the bride and the rest of the bridal party.
Limousine Arrives at the church: the photographer takes photo's of the bride and the bridal party coming out of the Limousine and walking up to the church.
Filming Begins: The Videographer begins to film the brides arrival.
At The Church: the rest of the bridal party; the flowergirl, ring bearer, bridesmaids, maid of honour, groomsmen and wedding ceremony ushers wait at the entry of the chruch until the bride is ready.
The Ceremony: the wedding ceremony begins. Here's a wedding ceremony timeline to what goes on at the church. (the videographer keeps filming and photographer takes photo's during the entire ceremony)
After the Ceremony: more photo's are taken and the videographer films the newly weds make their way out of the church.
Wedding Transport: the luxury limousine takes the bride and groom and their entourage to a picturesque location of their choice to have their wedding photo's taken. The bride and grooms parents meet them at the location to have their photo's taken too.
Scenic Tour: The Limousine then takes the newly weds on a luxury scenic tour with wonderous water views, whilst drinking Campagne and eating Hors d'oeuvres before arriving at the reception. (More about wedding transport checklist & car hire.)
Wedding Reception: the bridal party arrives and the wedding reception begins. Here's a wedding reception timeline and order of events to what goes on at the reception.

Wedding Day Survival Kit

A wedding survival kit is manna from heaven. There are 30 quick-fix, must-have items to help brides ward off any last-minute disasters. Imagine a wardrobe malfunction such as a burst zipper on the way to the church or smeared mascara. Sometimes even dental floss can save the day. A bride must be prepared for virtually any emergency on her wedding day. It is said an army marches on it's belly but a smoothly run wedding proceeds on the back of a well organised wedding day emergency kit. When little problems inevitably arise – they can be dealt with and solved - quickly and easily.

I have found a very secure and reputable online-store that sells the complete wedding day survival kit – which I've posted below. There is no need to shop around for the individual items in the kit, as it's all included - and it comes with a convenient carry case. (The perfect bridal shower gift.)

There are 30 Items in the Wedding Day Emergency Kit

This emergency wedding kit is at the lowest online price. Here is a list of the 30 items included in the kit below. When you make your order – you'll receive your kit in just a few short days. Plenty of time to play and enjoy.

A Convenient Carry Case with:.

# Adhesive Bandages
# Toothpaste
# Tampons
# Antacid
# Bobby Pins
# Clear Nail Polish
# Corsage Pins
# Mending Kit
# Dental Floss
# Deodorant
# Drinking Straw
# Double-sided Tape
# Earring Backs
# Emery Board
# Extra Wedding Bands
# Facial Tissues
# Hair Spray
# Hair Brush
# Hand Lotion
# Interior Mirror
# Lint Remover
# Nail Polish Remover
# Pain Reliever
# Scissors
# Safety Pins
# Stain Remover
# Static Remover
# Super Glue
# Toothbrush
# Breathmints

This store is trusted and secure. I make sure I only recommend reputable online stores, so rest assured, your kit will be delivered to your doorstep for your enjoyment in no-time.

If you need faster delivery, they will do everything they can to accommodate you.


What is Wedding Planning Timeline?

You may ask; what is a wedding planning timeline? A wedding day timeline is basically a wedding day count down – a wedding schedule or itinerary for your wedding day. You can customise your wedding timelines or checklists to suit your own order of events. And remember you wedding day survival kit, you'll be glad you did.


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