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The Importance of a Timeline {Ask a Wedding Planner}


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You spend the entire wedding planning process booking vendors and setting up appointments for your big day but then it comes down to the home stretch, and you start to freak out about logistics…when will the bartender arrive, what time are the centerpieces going on the tables, will there even be linens or better yet TABLES at the venue yet?! This is where having a great wedding planner comes in handy!

Your wedding planner, whether Day-Of, Month-Of or Full-Service, should, at the very least, offer day of timeline and management. This may seem like a no brainer to some of you super type-A people, but you have to remember that even type-A’s can’t be in two places at once, especially if you are the one getting married! We have an in-depth call with each couple in the weeks leading up the wedding to go over all the details and minutiae. From what time each vendor plans to arrive and what they are bringing with them, to what types of décor we will need to set up for you, to what time each formality is happening . This allows us to piece together the big picture. It all seems to fall into place like Tetris and in doing such, each piece of the puzzle relies on the other in order to fit in. It is important for each vendor and each wedding party member to receive the final timeline in order to know what time and where they are expected so that nothing falls through the cracks. Waiting on the band to set up after arriving late can sometimes push the time back for every other detail the rest of the day.

Again, communication is key and having the right vendor team on your side can help alleviate most of these issues… do your research and trust your professionals to work for you while you handle the business of getting married!

~Kelly & Leslie