If there’s one thing I love creating, its timelines!
We have done our fair share and while we are finally working on some for our Fall weddings, we really missed them this year. We missed them so much that I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about them, how they are made, why we do them, and what tips and tricks through trial and error we’ve found to work!
All of our timelines are made in Google Docs. We’ve used and tried other software and programs but the truth is, I love the interaction I can have with my brides and grooms via a google doc! They can go in and edit, I can edit live on the phone with them, it just makes life so much easier to create using a program that is user-friendly!
TIP: add page numbers to either the top or bottom of the page! When you are planning and your wedding is on your clipboard, things can get a little crazy and if you drop your papers, page numbers will help you stay organized throughout the chaos of the day!
It seems crazy to answer why we use timelines, but it’s a big reason my brides come to us!
We hear it all the time: I’ve planned most of my wedding day but can’t seem to put all the details together! We get it, and that’s why we are here.
By the 3-month-out mark (maybe sooner!), your vendors are booked, and you’re ready to put your wedding day together – but where do you start? You will probably have at least 5+ vendor contracts in your hands, all with different information, start times, end times, and more. That’s where we come in!
We actually take all of your contracts and put them into a Master Timeline so you can see everything from the Rehearsal the day before, to Breakdown at the end of your wedding!
We then break your Master Timeline out into VIP timelines for your vendors and your bridal party. Let’s face it, your DJ doesn’t need to know what time you will be starting Hair & Make-Up in the morning, nor does he need the address! We include all the important info, names, contact numbers, addresses, start and end times so that ALL questions are answered – and just in case a vendor has a question, they can call my cell phone and not yours the morning of your wedding 😉
Tip: we send out final copies and get confirmation from all of your vendors individually the Monday before your wedding! This way we are SURE your vendor team is connected and ready to go on your wedding day, and their weddings from the previous weekend are done!
What next? Let’s start putting your timeline together!
Master & VIP Timelines are included in ALL of our packages from Day-Of, to Partial, to Full so rest assured, we’ve got you covered no matter what level of investment you are ready for!
Tip: timelines include ALL the details like First Looks or keeping you separated while getting ready, saving the top tier of your cake, addresses of all of your event locations for vendors, the card/gift table breakdown at the end of the night, and more!