Ever been to a wedding that started a half hour late, or ran into and unexpected glitch that threw off the rest of the timing of the event? Not only can it affect your guests but the entire mood of the wedding. We have put together some tips you should think about for keeping a wedding running on time.
When does the wedding start? How will that effect the rest of the night? What do you need daylight for, when does the sun set? Hair and Make up, seating guests at the ceremony, or moving guests from the church to the reception venue can always take much longer then expected, elders do not move as fast as the younger guests might, or they might be an extremely social group. Make sure to set and extra time buffer for some of these events so you are prepared for something to run over time or that unexpected delay.
Confirm the exact timing of the ceremony, do not time it solely on the time talking and exchanging vows. If there are multiple readers they will read at different paces and need time to get from their seats to the podium and then back again. Guests might arrive late, or the wedding party might run into a last minute problem that delays the ceremony a few minutes.
If you would like a receiving line or a farewell departure make sure to budget time to get people through the greeting line or out the door to send them off.
Timing is crucial for wedding photos. Come up with a game plan with the wedding planner and photographer prior to the wedding so the photos can be taken as fast and efficiently as possible.
Keeping these tips in mind when planning your next wedding will greatly help your wedding planner have everything run smoothly and on time!