Our Top 5 Tips to Timing Your Wedding Day
One of the first things that most couples try and check off on their list of things to do on their wedding day is booking their Ceremony. So with this in mind that takes us to our first point.
1. Book your ceremony
Your ceremony time will dictate most other timings for your wedding day, try and choose somewhere around 3 hours prior to sunset. This gives you about an hour for your ceremony and family photos and then enough time afterwards for all the location photography you want. Most of the year this guide can work but in winter this could be difficult with a 5 PM sunset, you may not want to have a 2 PM Ceremony because of the long time until your reception is to start.
2. BE COMFORTABLE
When talking to your suppliers, especially your reception venue and photographer, make sure you are comfortable with the ideas and suggestions they are coming up with for your timings. Remember in this industry most things can be changed and adjusted. So make sure you take their suggestions on board and think about what will make you happiest on your day.
3. Allow some breathing space
The last thing you want is to be rushed on this amazing day. Make some allowances in your timings to relax and catch your breath with your Husband/Wife. Just before you walk into the reception is a great opportunity to take 15-20 minutes for yourselves (and maybe to grab something to eat!)
4. Don't forget about the start
Its easy to focus all your attention on your ceremony and reception, because they are obviously huge parts of the day, but don't forget about the start of your day. It's a great time to relax with your closest friends and family. Have a champagne, and something to eat, and enjoy their company. The time right before you head off is filled with laughter and happiness from those that are close to you, enjoy it!
5. Change it up
It's 2017 so nothing has to be traditional anymore. For sure for some couples, tradition speaks volumes and deserves the respect and attention that it receives. But for others your wedding day is a great opportunity to make your own traditions, so when it comes to planning your day USE that opportunity, change things up a little. The day is yours and yours alone :)
6. Bonus tip
Almost everyone will tell you over the coming months that your day is going to fly by, so our bonus tip is to stop, breathe and take in every last moment on your special day. At the end of the day the most important thing is that you are married to the love of your life and enjoying every second of your day.
We understand that each and every one of our couple's wedding day is unique and special, so we taylor your day according to how you would like it to run, from choosing location to suggesting best timing guidelines we're here to help every step of the way. Contact us today to chat about your wedding day plans.