No matter how carefully you plan your wedding day, the X event will still not be without pleasant and not very surprises that you couldn’t foresee. But still, in order to fully enjoy the holiday and confidently know that “Wedding Planner” is only a movie, and not a hidden name for the scenario of your celebration, you need to take care of clear timing.
Of course, wedding programs are different for everyone. Someone divides the main events into several days, and some manage to combine a trip to the registry office, a wedding, an outdoor ceremony, a banquet and several photo shoots together. But we offer you only an approximate wedding day schedule that will help you concentrate on all the most important stages of the holiday.
This day came! You slept well and are ready for a busy holiday day. It is worth waking up only with a slight excitement and anticipation of the wedding, and not with a head full of trouble. Therefore, try to make sure a few days before that the agreements with all contractors are in force, go in advance for a manicure, to a massage therapist or a beautician for relaxing procedures. And in the evening before the wedding, go to bed with pure thoughts.
When you wake up, do not forget to have a hearty and healthy breakfast. If you’ve been staying at a hotel, choose a familiar and light dish from the morning menu. It won’t be nice to find out on your wedding day that you’re allergic to the red salted fish here, right?
Time to tidy up! While you are getting your hair and makeup done, a photographer arrives. Therefore, plan enough time to take enough photos from the morning preparations of the bride without haste and unnecessary trouble. For this, a spacious and bright hotel room with large windows is best suited. If you still have some time left, you can take some atmospheric shots with the bridesmaids. And after — full combat readiness, it’s time to meet the groom!
Meeting with the groom (13:00–13:30)
Exciting and very trembling moment! For him, you need to find a good place that will not fetter either the two of you in emotions, or the photographer who will try to capture your first moments as almost husband and wife. Ideally, if this place is not far from the morning gathering points, so that a half-hour trip for the sake of a super-beautiful location does not tire the two of you prematurely.
Photo session (13:30–15:30)
In two hours, you can go to a remote photo location or change several places at once. It all depends on your capabilities, preferences and, of course, the weather. A photo session before meeting with guests is very good because you don’t have to worry about what to do with them during the absence of the newlyweds. You just have to enjoy each other and slowly capture all the sincere and tender moments in the photo. By the end of the photo session, you can invite the bridesmaids and groomsmen for a few pictures together.
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Gathering of guests (15:30–16:00)
While the bride and groom are returning from a photo session, guests begin to arrive at the wedding ceremony site. Everything is ready there: the chairs are arranged, the equipment is connected, the presenter is in place, and in the meantime the guests get to know each other, helping themselves to small snacks.
The bridesmaids and groomsmen are the first to enter the festive arch. Then the groom appears among the admiring spectators. Immediately behind him, the bride approaches the altar, arm in arm with her father. Next — tender words, sensual vows and cherished “yes”. You are now officially a wife, congratulations!
Congratulations and the beginning of the banquet (16:30 — 18:00)
Many kisses, hugs, joint photos, sincere wishes and tears of joy! The newlyweds accept congratulations and gifts, take pictures with guests and go to a restaurant for a banquet. There congratulations continue, the first toasts sound.
Before the guests go to the dance floor, they should eat well. Do not rush things or plan any contests for this time. Wait for the hot one to come out.
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Entertainment program (19:30–22:00)
It’s finally time to dance and have fun! The newlyweds invite everyone to the dance floor with their first dance. Competitions can be scheduled between DJ sets or cover band performance blocks.
End of the evening (22:00–23:00)
The bride throws the bouquet, angering all the unmarried bridesmaids. Soon after, the wedding cake is brought out. The newlyweds cut the cake, treat each other, and then take the first pieces to their parents and all the guests. The evening should end with words of gratitude from the newlyweds to all guests, then you can move on to fireworks or a fire show. If the guests do not want to leave, you can plan a separate DJ set for the most “survivors”, and after a hard day go on a well-deserved rest — for the first time as husband and wife.