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wedding day schedule

We’ve got day-of schedules, wedding timelines, and even some advice about the timing of rehearsal dinners and other pre-wedding events.

Last minute wedding checklist from @offbeatbride

Your last-minute wedding checklist

You’ve finishing up all your final wedding plans, but sometimes you just need a list of last-minute things to remember. Here’s what you’ll want to be handling a few days before your wedding including paying vendors, breaking in shoes, packing your “oh shit kit,” and doing a lot of last-minute make-outs with your partner. It’s the big last-minute wedding checklist!

Wedding rehearsal tips via @offbeatbride

Herding cats: wedding rehearsal tips and advice

It’s down to the wire and you’re all ready to start figuring out how the ceremony is going to go down. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a wedding planner helping, or maybe you’re the point person who will be wrangling the cats. Either way, here are some of our tips for making sure your wedding rehearsal is useful and as stress-free as possible.

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How do you transition from ceremony to reception when they’re in the same space?

I’m getting married at an art gallery. The ceremony and reception are going to be in the same space. In fact, I’m going to have the guests sit at their tables and we will be married on the dance floor. Any ideas on how to break it up and make the beginning of the reception more official?

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Example day-of schedule for an early morning wedding

Our ceremony started at 10am on a Sunday morning with brunch at 11am and we had the venue until 3pm. We choose brunch because breakfast is the meal we go out for the most. Here is a rough outline of our wedding day…

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How to think like a photographer on your wedding day

I love meeting with newly-engaged couples — joyful, anxious, and bubbling over with excitement about making their wedding plans. I sit across from this couple in love, enjoying my iced coffee, and I ask them about every special aspect and personal touch they’re incorporating in their wedding. As they answer, I’m always struck by how everything is so special to them because of who they are and what it represents to them… Everything but the time of day.

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OPEN THREAD: How to kill the hours between ceremony and reception?

I booked the reception venue, which we are only allowed to use after 6pm, way before booking the church. I did not know then that the church would only do a wedding at 1pm. So, assuming the ceremony lasts an hour, we have four hours to kill between the ceremony and the reception. What should we do with that time?