Wedding Timeline Guide.

So many of my couples struggle with their timeline, and many that didn't even have one!

While I totally understand that you may want your day to be more laid back, timeframes for everything really helps keep everyone on track. You'd be surprised how quickly time goes and how easily far behind you can get. Use this guide to help you stay on track and make sure everyone knows where they’re supposed to be. This way, they have no excuses for being late!

To avoid any hectic times during your big day, the first thing you need to do is check with all of your vendors to see how much time they need to set up/decorate/consult. Every vendor is different and will have a timeframe they need from you. 

Secondly, you need to lay everything out and make some decisions. Figure out the things that are important to YOU and focus the big chunks of time around that. Don't want the formal images of your family? - that takes out half an hour we can spend together on bridal portraits - or more time spent actually being with your family with some good food. 

The third thing you need to do is write it down. Have a Google Doc or a a pretty guide ( wink wink ) of your timeline that you can send to all of your vendors to make sure everyone is on the same page and when changes are made, make sure it gets updated. 

Finally, have a list of all of your vendors at the bottom of the list with addresses for prep/ceremony/reception etc. This will avoid phone calls and texts day of when vendors aren't sure which place to go to. It'll also allow vendors to communicate and credit each other on social media when your images get published and shared!

Sophie Fortier