At Carolyn Wilson Weddings and Events, we believe the key to a perfectly polished wedding day is a detailed schedule. While planning out the minute details of the big day may seem overwhelming at first, you’ll find it well-worth the effort to ensure a stress-free wedding day—for you, your guests, and your vendors. A schedule designed by an experienced wedding planner will secure priceless peace of mind for the newlyweds on their special day. We know you’ll love having a seamless wedding day experience, for these reasons and more:
- Vendor management: a schedule helps get vendors to the appropriate locations at the appropriate times. Your wedding planner will be equipped to direct all vendors according to the plan, significantly reducing the chance of any snafus (although rest assured—if an obstacle does come up, your wedding planner will take care of any roadblock so you don’t have to!).
- Reception flow: traditional weddings pack quite a few events into one evening. From toasts and bouquet tosses, to dinner and dancing, there are a lot of activities to pull together. A detailed schedule keeps the evening moving along at the perfect pace so you don’t have to rush any events or forgo any traditions you wish to include. An experienced wedding planner will help in this regard as well. If she senses one of the wedding activities is dragging out (oops, that toast went a bit long!), or another deserves a little extra attention, she can be flexible in facilitating the activities at an appropriate pace.
- Happy guests: with a detailed schedule, you can rest assured that all guests will have a wonderful time at your wedding. The schedule will prevent mishaps (like transportation arriving late, or the DJ being unprepared when guests are ready to hit the dance floor). It may seem trivial, but scheduling every minute detail will ultimately protect your day from any unwanted obstacles and ensure your guests enjoy the party long into the night.
- Peace of mind for the bride and groom: this is the most important benefit of designing a detailed wedding schedule! As a bride with a schedule, you can enjoy this precious day without worrying about a single thing. You can live in the moment and trust that your wedding planner has taken care of all the details.
Of course, flexibility is equally important as the schedule. Try as we might to plan out all the details, things may not go exactly according to the schedule—and that’s okay! You’re in good hands with an experienced wedding planner who can adapt seamlessly to any schedule.
Take a look at our basic schedule guideline here; this provides a basic overview of what you can expect at a traditional wedding reception. Let’s talk about how we can customize it and fill in all the details in a way that fits just right for you. We would love to work with you on your custom wedding schedule! Though planning out the day may seem daunting at first glance, you’ll definitely appreciate all the benefits of a schedule on your special day. We would be honored to plan with you!