>> February 27, 2009
I can never stress enough about the importance of a "day of" schedule to keep your wedding running smoothly and on time.
How many of you have been in a bridal party at a wedding that started late and no one knew where to go or where to be? I have! It's frustrating and annoying to all involved.
The Cure!!!!! Take time to sit down and make a schedule. You already know the names and contacts and times all your vendors are coming as well as the photographer. Just start with the rehersal and go through the entire next day.
Some things you may want to make sure you have on your schedule for bridal party:
1. Hair appointment times for ALL bridesmaids
2. Locations and times of where the bridal party will get dressed at
3. Time and location of pictures
4. Time to be in place for the wedding
For the schedule for your planner:
1. List of vendors and contact information
2. Schedule of which vendor is arriving at what time and with what
3. Start of wedding
4. Reception start time
5. Order of reception ( Dinner/cake cutting/first dance/bar open and closed/ect.)
6. Time you must be out of reception area
Also you will want to give your coordinater a copy of your contract from both the location for the wedding and the reception. This is important so they know what you have aggreed to and that everything is in place before you leave. You have put down a deposit and most times you can get it back if you follow the rules.
I enjoy working on schedules, so if you would like some help send me an email!