Trying to plan an event for a large group of people and keep it flowing smoothly can be challenging! A Day of Coordinator can be your best friend during this time. They know what goes into the event, how long things usually take and can help guide you through what you do or don't want to include for your wedding.
Different types of ceremonies can influence a wedding timeline, but we've give you an overview of a typical wedding flow that fits our venue (and others like it).
Wedding Day Timeline
9am - 10am Begin hair and makeup. This all depends on how many are in your bridal party, where this is being done (salon, hotel, venue) and, most importantly, how long your vendors tell you they need.
2:30pm Arrive at venue - this can be split with bridal party arriving first and then groomsmen. It will depend on the plan with your photographer.
2:30pm Photographer begins taking pictures of details - dress, rings, bouquet, etc.
3pm - 4pm Bridal party photos taken before ceremony. First look if desired.
4:15pm Bride is tucked away. We want to make sure the bride is hidden before guests begin to arrive so they don't see her before she walks down the aisle!
4:30pm Guests begin arriving.
5pm Ceremony begins.
5:30pm Ceremony ends, Cocktail hour begins.
5:30 - 6:15pm Cocktail hour for guests - we recommend appetizers and drinks to keep your guests occupied while you finish family photos and newly wed photos.
6:30pm Guests invited into dinner.
6:40 - 7pm Announcements, first dance
7pm - 8pm Dinner
8pm Cake cutting, Toasts
8:30 - 10pm Dancing!
10pm Send off
Pleasant Union Farm is a family owned wedding venue in North Georgia, about an hour north of Atlanta.