Once your big day arrives, you will be in a constant state of excitement and anticipation, which can make it challenging to focus on all the little details of the wedding weekend timeline!
Not only that, but you will also want to enjoy all the events of your wedding weekend instead of answering one text message after another asking the exact same question.
Instead, we recommend that you take care of communicating your wedding weekend timeline ahead of time with the help of WedTexts.
|Pro-tip: Did you know that WedTexts lets you segment your contacts into custom groups? That way you can make sure everybody has exactly the information they need.|
Check out how this couple communicated their wedding weekend timeline with their guests and vendors.
Steph & Brad’s Wedding Weekend Timeline
Depending on your wedding weekend timeline, this may look slightly different. You can include the obvious like wedding ceremony and reception or go for a super-detailed itinerary giving your guests fun activities for any time of the day! The options are endless.
As an example, though, here is how Steph & Brad decided to communicate their plans with their guests.
To get things kicked off they started with this message:
“Let’s get this party started, y’all! Don’t sweat it if you don’t have your wedding weekend itinerary anymore. You will be receiving texts with all the details you need to know! Can’t wait to celebrate our I Do with you!”
They also included their wedding hashtag to remind their guests what they chose.
Steph & Brad chose to celebrate their wedding weekend with a Welcome Party rather than with a rehearsal dinner. Their WedTexts looked like this:
“Calling all party people! Our wedding weekend kicks off with our Welcome Party at Patty’s on Main Street. Dinner & drinks will be provided starting at 7!”
Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal
Luckily, the couple made sure to remind their wedding party and family that the ceremony rehearsal starts at 10am, so they wouldn’t go too hard on the champagne.
“Hey loves, we will be rehearsing the entire ceremony on Saturday morning 10am followed by a light lunch in the garden. So don’t overdo it on the champagne tonight ;)”
WedTexts allows you to separate your contacts into groups to make sure everybody gets the information they need. Steph and Brad set up a group specifically for their vendors. That way they are able to share important information with them without overloading their vendors with unnecessary information.
“Thank you so much for making our day special! Please remember there is another ceremony starting at 2pm, so you can set up everything at 3pm!”
Instead of a traditional “dinner”, Steph and Brad chose to have a rehearsal lunch for their bridal party and family. It also makes life a lot easier on everybody, because they get pre-scheduled reminders of what’s next on the wedding weekend timeline.
“Bridal party & family, thank you for attending our ceremony rehearsal. Now it’s time for lunch, which will be served in the garden until 1.30pm! Enjoy & we look forward to seeing you tonight.”
Getting Ready Day-Of
Bridesmaids and groomsmen may need a different approach when it comes to reminding them of plans.
Steph sent this to her bridesmaids: “Ladies, enjoy your lunch, then let’s head over to the bridal suite where we will be getting ready. Make sure to grab your shoes and jewelry. Your dresses were already delivered to the suite!”
While Brad took a bit of a different tone with his groomsmen: “Meet me at my room (#412) at 2pm SHARP! And for the love of God, take a shower before you get there!”
How do we get from the hotel to the ceremony? What time does the shuttle leave? Omg, I missed the shuttle, is there another one? Does one of us have to DD back to the hotel after the reception?
Steph and Brad are avoiding questions like these by sending their guests frequent reminders about transportation:
“It’s time for the big event! Shuttles from the hotel will leave every 15 minutes starting at 3pm! The last shuttle will leave at 4.30, please don’t be late!”
”Almost time! Hop on a shuttle and make your way to the ceremony!”
“LAST SHUTTLE LEAVES IN 15 MINUTES!!!!!”
“There will be three shuttles back to the hotel at 9.20lm and ONE shuttle at 9.30pm!”
First Look & Bridal Pictures
You may choose to take all your pictures after the ceremony and skip the First Look, but Steph & Brad chose to share that special moment with their bridal party and family ahead of the ceremony.
“Brad and I will be doing our first look at 4.30pm followed by bridal and family pictures. Please meet at the gazebo by 4.25pm!”
The time between the ceremony and reception can be confusing for guests. Should they wait for you to take more pictures? Should they head on over to the reception area?
Steph and Brad sent their guests a quick overview of the evening’s timeline:
“Thank you for sharing this special moment with us! Now let’s celebrate!! Dinner & Speeches: 6pm Cake Cutting: 7pm Dancing 7.05pm-9pm Sparkler Send-off: 9pm”
Before everybody leaves, Steph and Brad want to use the opportunity to thank their (out-of-town) guests.
“Man what a night! Thank you for celebrating with us! If you’re still in town, join us for brunch on the terrace starting at 9am!”
Thank You to Our Vendors & Guests
Lastly, on their wedding weekend timeline, Steph and Brad scheduled a message to everybody that had a part in their wedding, guests AND vendors, to express their gratitude. This is certainly easier than sending everybody an individual text or a thank you note – especially if you’re already en route to your honeymoon!
“THANK YOU to everyone who made our day as special as it was! We may even send you a postcard from Hawaii!”
Wouldn’t this be much easier than answering the same question over and over and over for your guests?
With WedTexts you can let your guests know all the information they need, exactly when they need it.
Worried that your wedding weekend timeline may change last-minute? No problem!
While we definitely recommend pre-scheduling your wedding text message reminders, you can also send them in real-time!
This will allow you (and your guests) to focus on your wedding weekend, and spend less time worrying about the details!