Wedding Time? What is that?
Have you been in a wedding before and at the end of the day thought to yourself … “Where did the time go”? For every wedding … seriously every wedding, every couple and every parent says, “I can’t believe the day just flew by”.
It is such a busy day that it is now a popular tradition to have a day after the wedding celebration to reflect on the wedding day. Everyone wants to relive the day and talk about all the fun and crazy things that happened. As a wedding planner, Perfect Events by Jan will do their best to keep everything on schedule but often the best stories are the unexpected events of the day.
Wedding Time is really warp speed with a complete distortion of actual time. You wake up and before you know it the day is over. It is the opposite of Island Time.
For many couples the celebration starts with the rehearsal dinner and after party which can easily lead into the next day. Of course there are many variables but it is pretty common for getting ready to start at 6 AM.
Some tips to keep on schedule ….
Have vendors come to you!
If possible, arrange for all of these service providers to come to you … wedding planner, mobile barber, hair stylist, makeup artist, florist, photographer, caterer and transportation.
Be prepared and make it as easy as possible for everyone to do their jobs!
For example, the hair stylist shows up at 6 AM to begin work and finds the scheduled bridesmaid #1, is still sleeping or there isn’t a room with the proper chairs, light and mirrors. Instead of starting at 6 AM, it is now 630 so the entire schedule is off for ½ an hour which isn’t a big deal until the next delay.
Verify twice that every vendor has the right information.
Can you imagine a church wedding starting an hour late because the transportation company took the groomsmen to the wrong church which then caused the ladies to arrive late as well? How about a park wedding and the officiant wasn’t there because he was a different pavilion?
What does it cost for the schedule to be off?
The biggest cost is the loss of time for the planned events. This could mean that a very expensive cocktail hour was cut short or you didn’t capture the photos at the church.
There is also the potential for additional money spent, what happens when the entire schedule is off, so you decide at the last minute to pay an extra $500 for the band to play an hour longer. You may feel compelled to provide an extra generous tip to vendors because everything took more time than expected.
Whose job is it to keep everything on schedule?
While each vendor is responsible for performing work within the expected time slot, the Wedding Coordinator is responsible for keeping the entire event on schedule. The bridal party and family should be enjoying the events of the day, not watching the clock.
If you have questions or need extra help, Perfect Events by Jan is always here to help you plan the perfect event or wedding.
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