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How to plan your wedding day timeline

How to plan your wedding day timeline
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How do most people schedule their wedding day?

It depends. But this timeline is pretty common.

It covers the ceremony to reception.

This works really well if you want more value from your wedding entertainment. Especially if you’ve hired our DJ and MC services.

If you want a more detailed guide on planning your wedding timeline, check out this guide by Bryce Noone (wedding photographer).

Wedding Day Timeline (Ceremony to Reception)

  • Ceremony
    • Guests arrive
      • Your DJ will play background music
    • The celebrant will encourage your guests to take their seats
    • The Procession (walking down the aisle)
      • Your DJ will play your song request
    • The Celebrant’s Welcome
      • A wireless microphone is provided for your celebrant
      • Your Celebrant will introduce themselves, maybe crack a joke and thank everyone for coming.
      • They will also state that they are duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to the law. This is a legal requirement.
    • The Monitum (The Warning)
      • The celebrant stresses to the couple the seriousness of marriage using these words:
        • “Before you are married in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter.”
      • Followed by an explanation of what marriage means in Australia using these words:
        • “Marriage, according to the law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.” (As of December 2017)
    • The Exchange of Vows
    • The Ring Exchange
    • The Pronouncement of Marriage
    • The Kiss
    • The signing of the Register
      • Your DJ will play your song requests. We recommend 2-3 songs.
    • Final Words
    • The Recessional
      • Your DJ will play your song request. Something upbeat and fun!
    • Ceremony ends
  • Photos
  • Canapés / Drinks / Cocktail Hour
  • Guests arrive at the wedding reception.
  • MC introduction and guests take their seats
    • A wireless microphone is provided for your MC
  • Wedding party entrance (song request)
  • Entrees
  • Speeches
    • A wireless microphone is provided
  • Mains
  • Speeches
    • A wireless microphone is provided
  • Cake cutting (song request)
  • Dessert
  • First dance (song request)
  • Dance (song request): Father / Daughter and/or Mother/ Son
  • Dancing
  • Bouquet & garter toss (song request)
  • More dancing
  • Farewell bride and groom (song request)
  • End

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