Some weddings don't run on time, and there are various reasons why.
What can couples do in order for things to run on schedule?
A wedding doesn't have to run late or rushed.
We always work with our clients to come up with a timeline for the big day. Sadly though, sometimes that timeline becomes useless on the actual day of the wedding :(
Obviously, we don’t want our brides and grooms to be stressed at their wedding! Here are a few reasons why weddings run late and how to prevent them:
1.) Hair/Makeup: It is one of the main reasons weddings run late. Brides set a time for everybody in the group having hair and makeup for the next event (Photos!). However, that doesn't leave time for putting on the dress, traveling, pre ceremony photos, late appointments, etc.
Thus, include an end time for hair/ makeup on the schedule. Set all appointments to be finished an hour before that end time. This will give a bit of time allowance and still be able to get in all the getting ready photos, as well as get to the ceremony.
If you end up with an extra time to relax and sip a drink with your bridesmaids (or groomsmen), wouldn’t that be AWESOME?
Or in some cases, after your “first look”, you two have a drink, grab a selfie, how about a photo of your matching superhero shoes?
· 2.) Family Is Late: We all know someone in our family who is likely to be late… or just because they have been late on some other occasions ;-). Nevertheless we love this family member/s and we want them to be there. If Aunt Susan or Uncle Jerry will be 15 minutes late then give her or him a “fake” timeline. Then assign a designated family member to keep her/him on time.
What helps too is to have a designated meeting spot for family: such as:
by the venue's entrance,
groom's dressing room or bride's getting-ready room,
or that area beside the ceremony site.