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"What is the 30/5 Rule for Weddings and other Wedding Day Tips"




Have you ever heard of the 30/5 rule for weddings? I own and operate a successful wedding venue in Texas, and have seen my fair share of wedding day mishaps! In this blog, I'm going to explain the 30/5 rule for weddings and other wedding day tips. I'll discuss how you can work with it, rather than against it, on your wedding day to have a stress free day!



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So what is the 30/5 rule for weddings? It's the rule that accounts for things that typically take

5 minutes in real life that will take 30 minutes on a wedding day. For example, trying on your wedding dress weeks before your big day may only take 5 minutes to slip on, however, on your wedding day, you will be much more careful slipping into that little number. There will be photos of you getting into it, buttoning/zipping it up, pics of the front, back, side, etc. Don't crunch your timeline too close together! Little things may not seem like a big deal, but can actually end up taking so much more time than you'd ever expect!



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This rule can also be reversed to where 30 minutes on your wedding day will feel like 5 minutes. Your wedding day will fly by and before you know it, the DJ is playing the last song! Be sure to soak in every moment during your wedding reception and take it all in.






Owning a large wedding venue in Texas, I have attended more weddings than the average person. Adding extra minutes to the timeline here and there may not seem like a big deal at the time, but these 5 minute tasks can absolutely derail your wedding day if not accounted for ahead of time. Whether it's arriving to your wedding venue later than planned, pinning on boutonnieres, getting into your dress, having to re-do makeup and hair, or adding in an extra toast, these little tasks add up quicker than you could imagine and take up much more time than you'd expect.


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My advice is to create a realistic wedding day timeline and stick to it as much as you can! Check out our sample basic timeline. Be sure to give copies to your bridal party, DJ, venue, and other vendors so that everyone will know what to expect at the wedding and reception! Always include a little bit of "free time or wiggle room" in your timeline so that if something does come up, the rest of the nights events won't be altered. Having a realistic wedding day timeline means always giving enough time for the task to be completed. Do not think that you can squeeze in all family photos, wedding photos, etc. in 10 minutes after the ceremony is over. There will always be lost family members, forgotten bouquets, and other obstacles that will in turn take longer to complete the task.



Being aware of the 30/5 rule for weddings will most definitely help things go smoother. You (and your timeline) will be prepared for any deviation to the original plans, and you won't have to rush through, or skip, anything later during the reception! I hope that by reading this blog and learning what the 30/5 rule for weddings is helped in your planning journey!


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XOXO-Ally


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