• wedding timeline example

    Example of a Wedding Timeline

    Weddings at Greenock Manor

    This is an Example of a Wedding Timeline

    As the month and day starts to draw near it will become time to put a wedding schedule and wedding timeline together for your special day. Each bride and groom has their own list of meaningful events they would like to include in their wedding. It may be a small thing such as ‘saying grace’ before dinner is served or a ‘thank you speech done by the groom or best man’ at the wedding.

    A rough draft of your wedding timeline should be put together by the bride and groom and then sent to your ‘On the Day Coordinator’ or Wedding Planner. They will then look over it and make a few adjustments and email it back over to you for approval. Once the Wedding Timeline is set this is then given to the following people :

    Your Wedding Officiant, Best Man and Bridesmaid, the Photographer, the On the Day Wedding Coordinator or Wedding Planner, your Wedding Catering Team, the Wedding DJ or Band, and the Master of Ceremonies.

    Here is an example which you can use to put together your own:


    4pm : Arrive and unpack

    5pm : Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal

    6pm : Rehearsal Dinner

    8pm : Cleanup after the rehearsal

    9pm : Final touches of personal decor / Seating plan final adjustment etc


    8am : Breakfast

    9am  Hair and Makeup for the Bridal Party

    10am Photographer arrives for grounds tour

    10.30am Photographer shoots Bride and Bridesmaids

    12noon Light lunch snacks for the Bridal Party

    12h30 Bridal party cleans up all personal traces from the honeymoon suite

    1pm Photographer shoots Groom and Groomsmen

    2pm Caterer, DJ, Florist and all vendors arrive on site for set up

    3h30pm DJ to play background music for guests to arrive

    4pm Wedding Ceremony

    4h45 Photographer Hour and Cocktail Hour

    5h45 Guests are seated in the Wedding Reception area

    6pm Bride and Groom (or full Bridal party) are welcomed to the Wedding Reception

    6h15 Thank you speeches are said

    6h30 Grace / Prayer

    6h45 Dinner is served

    7h45 First Dance, Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son dance

    8pm Dance floor is opened!

    8h30 Throwing of the Bouquet, Throwing of the Garter

    9pm Cutting of the Wedding Cake

    10pm Sparkler Send Off

    11pm Full clean up of the wedding venue, packing up of all decorations, cleanup of the bar area, full trash removal

    Obviously no Wedding Timeline is set in stone – it may fluctuate naturally a little here or there. It is hence the job of your wedding planner or on the day coordinator to adjust the timeline accordingly and liaise these changes with all the vendors throughout your wedding. Be welcome to copy and paste this timeline and adjust it according to your own preferences and times. We wish you every bit of joy and many happy memories for your wedding day.

    wedding timeline example