To finalize the timeline, you have to confer with the wedding vendors first. For instance, ask your makeup artist about the amount of time she will spend on each person. Let’s say the photographer will arrive at 1 pm. The makeup artist needs 40 minutes for you and 10 minutes each for your bridesmaids. In that case, your bridesmaids should be getting ready by 11:30 am.
It’s also a great idea to finalize the wedding timeline a month before your big day. Give your vendors a day to respond to your messages or call you back. Contact them if they don’t respond within a day, then send the final timeline one week before the wedding.
Share the timeline with the people involved in your wedding a week before the big day, including your wedding planner, site coordinator, wedding party members, videographer, family members, groomsmen, best man, and bridesmaids. That way, everyone will have extra time to prepare for the wedding.