This week we’re talking wedding timeline tips! Specifically, why the planner’s timeline reigns supreme and what your other vendors need to know/understand about the master timeline
Why does the planner’s timeline reign supreme?
Because that is literally their job. Logistics = Life (anyone want to make me a needle point pillow of this?!) The things is, we already talked to all of the other vendors, the venue, and the client about what happens and when it happens. Ya’ll, we have this one! Your planner has that sweet drone fly over view of your event that helps them to put the right people in the right place at the right time so that all your vendors need to do is whatever they do best.
There are a lot of vendors out there that offer “event management” or websites that offer “timeline templates” but at the end of the day your event is unique and that means someone with experience needs to be fitting the puzzle pieces together throughout the planning process as well as on the day of.
What your vendors need to understand is while your planner is on “Team Bride + Groom” we are all coworkers in this industry. Another part of the planner’s job is to make sure everyone has what they need to provide the best service they can. That usually starts with info about where to be when! We want to make sure everyone succeeds because that means WE succeed! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
Whenever it is time to start writing the timeline/selecting your ceremony time the first thing to look up is sunset. Because you can absolutely take photos without light or in the evening but
1) natural light rocks and you should plan around it and
2) night time photos will not turn out if you don’t inform your photographer that that is the plan. Like who can enjoy a pool party if you don’t remind them to bring a bathing suit, am I right?!
I never release a timeline to the vendor team without discussing it with getting approval from the photographer. Specifically, for the reasons mentioned above. In 5, 10, 15 years all you will have left from this wedding is the photos, let’s make sure you are setting your photographer and all of your vendors up for success!
There are so many pieces of the event that happen before you even see a wedding guest: hair and makeup, transportation, mimosas, oh my! There are just so many fun things to do we want to make sure you get time to fit it all in. So relax, sit back, and let your wedding planner make your event timeline, your DJ play music, and your photographer snap sweet pictures with their drone.
We’re here to make your big day a logistical dream come true!