How To Create a Wedding Timeline


Your wedding is a very special event that marks a momentous phase of your life. With this in mind, it’s important to have a plan for the day to ensure everything goes accordingly without a hitch. Use this timeline as a guide to help you and your wedding planner organize your special day.

Wedding Timeline 

  • 7:00 am     Get ready for the event
  • 9:00 am     Event venue is setup
  • 11:00 am    Photo session with family and wedding party
  • 12:00 pm   Time for guests to arrive
  • 1:00 pm     Wedding ceremony begins
  • 3:00 pm    Wedding ceremony ends
  • 3:30 pm     Reception area is setup
  • 4:00 pm     Guests leave the wedding ceremony
  • 5:00 pm     Wedding event setup is cleared
  • 6:00 pm     Guests head to the reception
  • 7:00 pm     Cocktails are served
  • 7:30 pm     Guests head to the dinner area
  • 6:30 pm     Dinner is served
  • 6:45 pm     Toasts are made
  • 7:00 pm     First dance
  • 7:15 pm      Others join to dance
  • 8:00 pm     Dessert is served
  • 8:05 pm     Second photo session
  • 8:05 pm     Last call on the wedding
  • 8:26 pm     Guests depart at their own convenience
  • 8:45 pm     Reception venue is cleared

A wedding timeline can give a clear sense of direction for everyone involved. This avoids a lot of ambiguity while promoting collaboration and streamlining of the event. A professional wedding planner can help ensure the day stays on track, and that the wedding is an overall success!


The Centre offers stunning event space with extraordinary sunset views over Escondido’s hidden valley. Our chic, urban venue offers a sophisticated atmosphere with professional wedding planners and in-house catering. With our warm service and attention to detail, it would be our pleasure to help you plan your perfect day.

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy reading “The Co-Ed Bridal Shower: Celebrating the Couple Together.”

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