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Wedding Timeline

Wedding Timeline

Wedding Timeline

Wedding Timeline

I have been a wedding DJ for over 30 years, and one of the most common questions couples ask me about is their Wedding Timeline. Where you are getting married will slightly affect the timeline, but not by much, I am going to share two separate wedding timelines with you, one if you are getting married at a church or registry office, and one for weddings at one venue. I am going to include times for these, as I am going to assume that you are getting married at 1 pm for a church wedding and 2 pm for a wedding at an all-day venue. Of course, you can adjust the wedding timeline to fit with your wedding timings, hopefully, tho it will give you an idea

Church Wedding Timeline

  • 8:30 am – Hair & makeup people arrive
  • 9:00 am – photographer arrives
  • 10:00 am – Bride & Bridesmaids get ready
  • 11:30 am – Pictures with the bride & her wedding party
  • 12:00 pm – The groom & his ushers arrive at the church for pictures
  • 12:30 pm – Wedding guests arrive at the church
  • 12:35 pm – The bridal party leave for the church
  • 12:45 pm – The wedding guests take their seats
  • 12:55 pm – The bride & her bridal party arrive at the church
  • 1:00 pm – The brides’ procession
  • 1:05 pm – The wedding service
  • 1:45 pm – Pictures at church
  • 2:30 pm – Travel to the wedding reception venue
  • 3:00 pm – Arrive at the wedding reception venue
  • 3:10 pm – Reception Drinks
  • 3:20 pm – More Photographs (if needed) / Mix & Mingle with your guests
  • 4:15 pm – Receiving Line
  • 4:30 pm – Grand Entrance
  • 4:45 pm – Wedding Breakfast (ask me about how this can be so much more than a meal
  • 6:15 pm – Toasts & Speeches
  • 6:45 pm – Prepare the room for the evening wedding party
  • 6:50 pm – More Pictures If Needed / Mix & Mingle with your guests
  • 7:00 pm – Evening guests start to arrive, your wedding DJ will play appropriate early evening music
  • 7:45 pm – The cutting of the wedding cake (if it wasn’t cut at the end of the wedding breakfast)
  • 7:50 pm – 1st dance, plus the father and daughter dance if you are having one
  • 8:00 pm – The wedding DJ gets the party started
  • 8:30 pm – The evening buffet is served
  • 11:50 pm – The last songs of the night
  • 12:00 am – Goodbyes

Single Venue Wedding Timeline

  • 9:30 am – Hair & makeup people arrive
  • 10:00 am – photographer arrives
  • 11:00 am – Bride & Bridesmaids get ready
  • 12:30 am – Pictures with the bride & her wedding party
  • 1:00 pm – The groom & his ushers arrive at the venue for pictures
  • 1:30 pm – Wedding guests arrive at the ceremony venue
  • 1:45 pm – The groom has his interview with the registrars & the wedding guests take their seats
  • 1:50 pm – The bride & her bridal party arrive ceremony room, and the bride has her interview with the registrar
  • 2:00 pm – The wedding ceremony
  • 2:30 pm – Reception Drinks
  • 2:35 pm – Photographs / Mix & Mingle with your guests
  • 4:00 pm – Receiving Line (if you are having one)
  • 4:15 pm – Grand Entrance
  • 4:30 pm – Wedding Breakfast (ask me about how this can be so much more than a meal
  • 6:15 pm – Toasts & Speeches
  • 6:45 pm – Prepare the room for the evening wedding party
  • 6:50 pm – More Pictures If Needed / Mix & Mingle with your guests
  • 7:00 pm – Evening guests start to arrive, your wedding DJ will play appropriate early evening music
  • 7:45 pm – The cutting of the wedding cake (if it wasn’t cut at the end of the wedding breakfast)
  • 7:50 pm – 1st dance, plus the father and daughter dance if you are having one
  • 8:00 pm – The wedding DJ gets the party started
  • 8:30 pm – The evening buffet is served
  • 11:50 pm – The last songs of the night
  • 12:00 am – Goodbyes

As you can see there are some subtle differences between the two wedding timelines, but as I said previously it gives you an idea of what needs to be considered when planning your wedding day.

If you would like to chat about planning your perfect wedding timeline then please give me a call or text on 07736-880 790, email me at [email protected] or complete the very short contact form here