They were right – this is the happiest day of your life. Everything is utterly perfect. You made your way through your vows without crying too much (thanks, waterproof mascara gods!), it didn’t rain during group photos, and you’re finally sitting next to your brand new husband with a glass of champagne. The candles illuminate his face in a soft glow and you look into his eyes, swearing you see forever. You smile and lean in–
“HEYYYY WHEN SHOULD WE START THE SPEECHES? LIKE NOW? OR…?”
^^That. That right there. That is why a timeline is the #1 thing you need for a stress-free wedding day. Because if you don’t plan ahead, someone will interrupt a perfect moment to ask you a logistical question that could have been sorted out ahead of time. And as I’ve mentioned before, I really, really don’t want that to happen to you.
And now you’re thinking: Seriously? MORE planning? You’ve already made what feels like a thousand decisions, so can’t you just wing it and relax on the actual day?
I know a timeline might feel like a huge task and one more thing you can’t possibly fit on your to-do list, but I promise preparing a simple, hour-by-hour plan that you can share with your bridal party and vendors is going to be incredibly helpful. Everyone will know where to be at what time so you’ll be able to be fully present in your day with the love of your life, ensuring your guests have a great time, and dancing the night away without being asked where the scissors are.