Why Weddings Need A Timeline|Triad Wedding Planner

wedding timelineWhat time do we make the toast?

What time will dinner be served?

When will you cut the cake?

We have entertainment, when should they perform?

Having a timeline is essential to every wedding or event. Why can’t I just go with the flow; you ask? You don’t want your guest waiting around for something to happen. Also, you don’t want everything happening at once and leaving your guest without anything to look forward to. Your vendors should have the timeline no later than two weeks before the wedding in case any changes need to be made.  There are a lot of timeline and schedules on the internet; a good timeline should be created just for your wedding. wedding-reception-timeline

How long does it take to get from site a to site b?

When will the vendors arrive?

How long are the speeches?

How long will it take to set up and break down?

Your event planner will know all this information and coordinate with the vendors to make sure everyone is on the same page. If you don’t have an event planner (get one) you need to designate someone to keep and eye on the time and make sure everything is going as planned. An event planner can make quick decisions regarding the timeline if something is running off schedule, and move things around so it still flows smoothly.

Happy Planning!

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Behind the Scenes

I was the first to arrive of course. Had to unload the truck. It was a beautiful day. A bit hot but that’s Jacksonville, FL. especially in the summer.

Many times we are hard at work and never really have time to stop and take pictures of what we are doing. Here is a behind the scenes picture of one of our recent weddings at the Friday Musicale. We had to get there early to set up all the table clothes and chair covers. Once we got that set the florist was able to come in and set up the arrangements.

You are constantly double checking things to make sure everything is perfect. Detailed oriented is definitely one of the keys to success of wedding planning.


Just a quick sit down picture then back and running. Don’t worry, I do change before the ceremony and put shoes on. LOL.


Here is our newest intern Grace Morris. She is great. She jumped right in and got the job done. Good job Grace!

Here I am with the lovely bride Kimberly Wakefield-Aiken. She was dropping by before heading to the hotel.

I would just like to thank Cindy Coates who came out and took all of the photos for us. She even jumped in and put on some chair covers.