Have you ever been to a timely wedding that progresses smoothly through the night? Surprisingly, it’s pretty rare; but if you can pull it off your wedding guests will be impressed. Most weddings run behind schedule because of wedding photos, the luncheon, the dinner, and getting your guests seated on time.
In today’s post, we’ll share some suggestions that will help you have a timely and smooth wedding.
Prepare your vendors:
Let your vendors know about your desire to be timely throughout your wedding day. Make sure to establish a good relationship with your vendors so they will respect your wishes. We suggest offering your vendors a cash tip for being timely.
Prepare your guests:
Getting your wedding guests to be on time is nearly impossible, especially if you are hosting a large group. Our first suggestion is to inform your guests to be seated 30 minutes early. This won’t solve the problem completely but it will help.
Our next suggestion is to start serving food on time and stop serving food at least 30 minutes before the meal should end. This will help your lunch and dinner progress and end on time.
Last but not least, make a formal event schedule and give it to each of your guests. If your guests know starting and ending times they are far more likely to help you with your plans.
Prepare your bridesmaids and groomsmen:
Encourage your bridesmaids and groomsmen to set the pace and lead by example. As members of the wedding party start moving from event to event, your wedding guests will naturally follow.
It is very common to see brides running late due to hair, makeup, and wardrobe issues. Make sure you are completely prepared for the wedding day. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. Be organized and make sure your groom and loved ones are willing to help.
Do everything in your power to have a smooth and timely wedding but realize that some things are out of your control. If the wedding is behind schedule, don’t stress, just enjoy the wedding. Our best advice is to plan, prepare, and then enjoy your wedding.