So much time goes into planning your wedding, but when the day finally arrives, how on earth are you supposed to keep everything on schedule? Here, you'll learn a few tips that can help you maintain the schedule set for your most beautiful day.
Accommodations for Guests and the Bridal Party
Do your best to arrange accommodations for the out-of-town guests and your bridal party in one location. If you plan far enough ahead, you can reserve a block of rooms in a hotel to keep everyone in the same general area. This will help everyone stay on top of where everybody else is and get things moving when they need to.
Appoint a Time-Keeper
The bride will constantly be worried about what time it is, so if you can eliminate this question from fluttering around in her head on the big day, you'll remove much of the stress that she feels. Find a friend or family member that isn't in the wedding party to keep track of the time. Give that person a schedule of events that include the time that hair and makeup should be done, the time that the bride should be getting in her dress, the time to head to the service, etc.. The more detailed the schedule, the more capable the time-keeper will be able to keep things on track for the day.
Test the Route
The weeks leading up to the wedding day, test the route from where the bride will be getting ready to where the wedding will be held. You need to be aware of any traffic patterns, construction projects or other obstacles that could slow the flow of traffic. You want to know exactly how long it will take to get from point A to point B at the time that it will be traveled.
Not all of your guests will have GPS units to guide them to the locations of the wedding and the reception. Include a print-out of a map with written directions to help guide your guests from one place to the other. The easier you make it for your guests, the less likely your guests are to put your big day behind schedule.
You can't control everything, but you can plan to avoid mishaps that could derail the schedule for the day. Get together with your closest friends and family and begin working to create a fail-proof plan for maintaining your wedding day schedule. For more information on wedding accommodations, contact your local wedding planner.Share