To make this job easier for you, we have come up with a comprehensive timetable that contains a list of all the activities from having breakfast in the morning to leaving for your ceremony. There is also a blank space for all of your notes and a timeline from 6:00am to 11:00pm, which is also very useful. You will find this timetable at the back of every edition of The Bride's Diary which you can buy from our shop. Or become a FREE member of our fabulous website to see the full timetable functionality within the My Bride's Diary portal.
Your day should start with a healthy breakfast that will give you enough energy for the ceremony and should keep you going until lunchtime. After that we recommend that you do some light exercise to gather strength and inner peace. It can be a brief walk outside, a bike ride or even yoga. You can then have a bath or shower and start getting ready. When your bridesmaids arrive, it is time for the hair and make-up to begin. By the time you finish with this phase, flowers should have arrived and your bridesmaids can start dressing. Once they are ready, they will help you with your wedding dress and those finishing touches.
Your photographer and videographer should arrive at the bride’s house when all the girls are ready, or even before if you want to have the whole process of getting ready recorded. This fun photo shoot will help you release the tension and get you used to being photographed all day.
When the transport arrives, the bride’s mother should go first along with the bridesmaids, while the second vehicle is for the bride and her father. The groom and his attendants should arrive to the ceremony first, and it is the groom’s duty to greet all of your guests, while the ushers direct them to their seats. When the bride arrives, the ceremony can begin. When the register is signed and photos are taken, the guests can leave for the reception venue.
After the ceremony and your photo shoot is over, the tension loosens up and all you need to do next is have fun at the reception. You can also record the expected time for serving the wedding cake, the toasts and speeches, the first dance and the farewell ceremony.
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