Your Wedding Day Timings

Your Wedding Day Timings are crucial to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly and stress-free for you from the very beginning.

Your wedding day timings

Things to consider when planning your wedding day timings are:


Think about:

How big is your bridal party?

Who out of your Party is having bridal hair and make-up done?

What time is your Ceremony? Do you need to travel far (Include this in your wedding day timings)?

Are you planning on having any photos of your Bridal Party taken by your Photographer prior to your Ceremony?

Speak to your Hairdresser and Make Up Artist about how long they will take. (Usually allow for a couple of hours for the Bride and 45-60 minutes for each member of the Bridal Party)

Allow 30 minutes for putting your dress on.


Arrival times before the Ceremony

Groom and Groomsmen                               45 Minutes

Guests                                                                  30 Minutes (Normally start to arrive)

Grooms Parents                                               15 Minutes

Mother of Bride and Bridesmaids              10 Minutes

Bride and Father of the Bride                      5 Minutes


Ceremony Timings:

Non – Religious                                                 20-45 Minutes

Civil                                                                        30-45 Minutes

Religious                                                              60-90 Minutes (Depending on denomination)

Photographs – After the Ceremony, discuss with your Photographer about how many Photo’s you want taken at the Ceremony.


Drinks Reception                                              11/2 – 2 Hours

Seating Guests                                  Up to     30 Minutes for Guests to move from drinks reception

through to Wedding Breakfast (Allow unto 40 minutes if you are having a Receiving Line)

Wedding Breakfast                                          2 Hours (For a three-course meal)

Speeches                                                            30-40 Minutes (They shouldn’t take any more that this)

Each speaker should take no more than 10 Minutes)


Evening Guests                                                 Should be invited to arrive 30 Minutes after the

Wedding Breakfast is scheduled to finish

Cutting of the Cake                                         No more than 45 minutes after the end of the Wedding


The First Dance                                                 Should follow immediately after cutting of the cake


(Remember, these wedding day timings are just a guide, ultimately, it is your Wedding Day to have your Way)


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