Planning your tipi wedding can be an exciting task but also a stressful one. Some couples opt to hiring a wedding planner to make the preparations stress free. However, not only does planning your own tipi wedding timeline save costs, but it also gives you the freedom to add your personal touch into every aspect of the day.
Start planning your tipi wedding as early as possible. The earlier you begin, the more time you’ll have time to find your ideal venue, vendors, entertainers, and complete your timeline.
Choosing a Location
Choose an ideal location that is easily accessible for your guests, provides sufficient space, has accessible toilets, possesses sleeping arrangements nearby, and anything else you require.
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Your tipi rental company will often provide the flooring, furniture, and lighting so you’ll just have to find a food vendor, a bartender, photographer, and a DJ or live band.
Create a Timeline
From the ceremony to the reception, your timeline should include all the significant events of the day. Presenting your timeline on a chalkboard or a wooden pallet at the tipi entrance are great ideas to display the day’s schedule to your guests.
Here’s an example of a tipi wedding timeline:
- 2:00 PM: Welcome Drinks
- 3:00 PM: Ceremony Begins
- 4:00 PM: Cocktail Hour with Photos
- 5:00 PM: Wedding Breakfast
- 6:00 PM: Speeches & Toasts
- 7:30 PM: Welcome Evening Guests
- 8:30 PM: More Food!
- 9:00 PM: First Dance
Depending on the venue you choose, you may have a time curfew. If this is the case, then adding a ‘Lights Out’ to the end of your timeline is a must. However, most tipi venues are located in the countryside, meaning a time curfew should not be imposed and you’re free to party till the last man standing.
Tips for Creating a Seamless Timeline
- Don’t cram too much into your day, be realistic!
- Account for unexpected delays. Leave enough time between the speeches after the wedding breakfast and the arrival of your evening guests.
- Things may not go perfectly according to plan so be prepared to make any necessary adjustments. For example, if the weather conditions take a turn for the worst, have a backup plan to move the ceremony to inside the tipis.
- Share your timeline with your vendors so everyone is on the same page.
- You don’t have to do everything yourself. Family and friends will be more than willing to help.
- Don’t get stressed about the minor details. Relax and enjoy your special wedding day.
By considering all the factors we have discussed, with plenty of thorough planning, you should be able to create a timeline that is ideal for your unique wedding day.