A Wedding Timelinea wedding timeline

Many of the meetings I have with couples are in the very early days of the wedding planning and I have found that at this stage many are very unsure how long various aspects of the day take and also aren’t so familiar with the different components that might be included. So below shows a typical wedding timeline just as an example, purely for information and hopefully may be of help to some couples.

a wedding timeline

For a Church Wedding
12.00 Guests arrive
12.30 You’ll get married!
13.30   Short comfort break
14.00   Photos outside church
15.00   Travel to venue


If you are marrying in the Venue
13.30 Guests arrive
14.00 You’ll get married!
14.30 Short comfort break
15.00 Canapés, drinks and photos
16.00 Room inspection
16.10 Receiving line
16.40 Grand Entrance
16.45 Wedding breakfast & speeches
18.30 Cake cutting ceremony
18.45 Grand exit & evening transition
19.30 Evening guests arrive
20.05 Father Daughter Dance
20.10 1st Dance
20.15 Spectacular evening party
21.30 Evening buffet
22.00 Bouquet toss
23.50 Tunnel of Love / Circle of Love
00.00 Carriages


I hope this is of help. If you’d like to chat with me about your wedding please give me a call on 0777 189 4560 or you can contact me using this link.