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.

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Rise (09:00–10:00)

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?

Fees (10:00–13:00)

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!

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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.

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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.

Ceremony (16:00–16:30)

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!

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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.

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Banquet (18:00–19:30)

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.

To cre­ate the per­fect wed­ding menu and take into account every lit­tle detail, read our guide. “How to make a wed­ding menu” 🙂

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.