Wedding Timeline Ideas

 Elegant natural white wedding cake with white rose floral accents and unique golden deer wedding cake topper

The Ultimate Wedding Day Timelines

Are you hoping for a really fun and (mostly) stress-free wedding day? Creating a wedding day timeline can be a big help for making your day run smoothly. That is why we are happy to present three Wedding Timeline Ideas that we have seen make for an amazing reception and event!

 

 
 Newlywed couple during their first dance
 

Option 1: First Dance First

Just after your Grand Entrance, continue that note of joy & excitement while all eyes are on you and begin your First Dance.

Ceremony

Cocktail Hour/Brief Photo Session (30-45min)

Grand Entrance of Bride/Groom + Wedding Party

Welcome/First Dance

Dinner

Toasts

Cake Cutting

Parents Dances

Open Dancing (30min)

Bouquet Toss

Open Dancing til End of Night

 

 
 Newlywed Couple making their grand enterance at their reception
 

Option 2: Say Hello & Thank You!

While your guests are still completely focused on you both after the grand entrance, use the moment to say a few words of welcome.

Ceremony

Cocktail Hour/Brief Photo Session (30-45min)

Grand Entrance of Bride/Groom + Wedding Party

Welcome

Dinner

Toasts

Cake Cutting

First Dance

Parents Dances

Open Dancing (30min)

Bouquet Toss

Open Dancing til End of Night

 

 
 Beautiful wedding cake
 

Option 3: Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!

Let your guests enjoy the sweetness of your cake cutting and your delicious cake immediately after dinner. By doing your cake cutting before dinner, you will allow your servers the time needed to cut the remaining cake while dinner is enjoyed.

Ceremony

Cocktail Hour/Brief Photo Session (30-45min)

Grand Entrance of Bride/Groom + Wedding Party

Welcome/First Dance

Cake Cutting

Dinner

Toasts

Parents Dances

Open Dancing (30min)

Bouquet Toss

Open Dancing til End of Night

 

We hope this gives you a good starting point and takes even just a little bit of the stress away. There are endless possibilities for your timeline and what you choose to include in it. We hope you have an amazing time planning with your finance and whole vendor team!

 

Photography by Stephanie Nachtrab Photography