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8:00 10:30 Have flowers for bride, bridesmaids, flower girl/ring bearer and bride's parents delivered where pictures will be taken. All other flowers should arrive at the church approximately 45 minutes before the service. 11:30 Photographer arrives to take pictures of the bride, her parents and bridesmaids. 12:45 Limo and transportation arrive. The driver puts flowers and other items in the car. 1:00 Wedding day timeline Arrive for hair and make up appointments. drive separately to the salon if appointments are staggered. Bride can leave to get ready before everyone else is finished. Bride and father of the bride leave for ceremony. Bridal party follows. Coordinate your arrival time at the ceremony site with the groom if you do not want to see each other before walking down the aisle. 1:25 groom, groomsmen, groom's parents, all grandparents and readers arrive at Church/Synagogue and receive flowers, etc. Confirm arrival time with ceremony site. 1:30 Photographer arrives at ceremony to photograph the groom, best man and, if time permits, the groom with his parents. He must be back outside to photograph the bride's arrival and/or exiting the limo/car. 1:40 Ceremony music begins. Programs are passed out and groomsmen/ ushers start seating guests. 1:50 1:55 grandparents and godparents gather to walk down the aisle first. 2:00 Ceremony starts. Catholic, episcopal and some Lutheran ceremonies are approximately one hour long. Many other denominations are about 1/2 hour long. Jewish ceremonies are also about 1/2 hour long. 3:00 Ceremony ends. Since most ceremony sites have tight time frames in between services, there may not be much time to take pictures. Ask your officiant to announce that the bridal party will be taking pictures immediately following the ceremony and that the guests are invited to wait in the sanctuary to greet them when they are done. Or, invite the guests to continue to the reception area where the bridal party will meet with them later. notify any family members ahead of time if they are expected to be a part of the pictures at the church/ ceremony. 4:00 4:15 Wedding party exits. 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:15 6:30 8:00 9:00 12:00 Wedding party heads to the reception. The timing of your day is a vital part of the wedding process. a timeline assists with the flow of your day for the bride and groom, the wedding party and all your wedding vendors. To stay on track, everyone involved should receive a copy of the timeline at your rehearsal or just before your wedding day. Start creating your own timeline by scheduling the most important elements of your day, like the ceremony and reception start time. next, fill in the details. allow some extra time in the schedule for any elements that may take longer then expected. Consider any travel and leave room for unexpected delays. also, to help with any 'day of' glitches or complications that may arise, consider asking a trusted friend or family member to oversee the details of the day. give this person a copy of the wedding day timeline and vendor contact information and allow them to handle anything that needs attention. let them also be in charge of handing out any final payments and tips so you can enjoy each moment of your reception. Right: A sample wedding day timeline. Download a copy to fill in for your wedding day at Pre-processional begins. The bridal party gathers to walk down the aisle; each member walks. Music pauses to prepare guests to stand for the bride. The bride's entrance music begins; the bride walks down the aisle, escorted by her father. Wedding party drives to an outdoor location for pictures. give extra time for traffic delays. Arrive at reception, wedding party enters. Cake cutting. Welcome, toasts, blessing. dinner begins. dinner ends, parents dance, 1st dance. Bridal party dance. Reception ends. i Wedding guide 33

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Wedding Guide Chicago - Winter/Spring 2014

Wedding Guide Chicago - Winter/Spring 2014
Fab Finds
Cool Rules
Stunning Style
"Jack" of Hearts
'We Complete Each Other'
Greatest Show on Earth
Planning Checklist and Calendar
Budget Worksheet
Wedding Day Timeline
Wedding Planners
Ceremony and Marriage
Ceremony Sites
First Day to Forever
Beneath the Big Top
Bows, Burlap & Buttons
Ice Cream Social
"Northern" Lights
Countdown to Forever
'He Put a Smile on my Face'
Receptions and Specialty Parties
Reception Sites
Catered Cuisine
Cakes and Sweets
Tempting Cakes and Sweets
Flowers and Décor
Scent-sational Bouquets
Enchanting Gowns
Glam Slam
Beautiful Baubles
Beauty Rocks
For the Groom
Boy Crazy
Photography and Videography
Music and Entertainment
Invitations and Announcements
Gorgeous Invitations
Gifts and Favors
All Services

Wedding Guide Chicago - Winter/Spring 2014