wedding order of the day timeline sign with a meadow flower design

Wedding order of the day sign

wedding order of the day timeline sign with a meadow flower design

What is a wedding order of the day sign?

A wedding order of the day sign is a very simple running order for your wedding day, with approximate timings.

It is not essential but can help your guests to know what to expect during the day, particularly if you are following a non-traditional timetable.

You can present your order of the day as a simple list of the day’s events with timings or as a more contemporary graphic timeline.

To find out more, read my blog here

Shapes & sizes

Display board  – 42cm x 60cm (A2) or 60cm x 84cm (A1)
My most popular format, place on an easel at the venue for your guests to see throughout the day.

Small – 10cm x 15cm, perfectly pocket sized

Tall – 10cm x 21cm, room for a longer timeline or more details

Allow at least one per couple or household of these sizes, you can place on each (or every other) seat for the ceremony

If you’d like a different size or shape just let me know and I’ll see what I can do!

a wedding order of the day timeline with eucalyptus design

What goes in an order of the day

Keep it simple, and pick between 6 and 12 key parts of your day. Here are some examples:

1:30pm  The Ceremony
2:30pm  Drinks, Canapes & Photographs
4:30pm  Speeches & Toasts
5:00pm  Wedding Breakfast
6:30pm  Cutting the Cake
7:30pm  The First Dance
8:45pm  Evening Buffet
12:30am  Time to Say Goodnight

Click here for 12 things to include on your order of the day sign
an autumnal design wedding invitation with an order of the day timeline

Should you include them in your invitations?

Some couples include a very simple order of the day with their invitations. It’s not essential to do this though, and keep in mind that when you send out your invitations you may not have finalised the details for the day.

If you do choose to include them, pocketfold or concertina style invitations are the best style to accommodate this extra card.

Small order of the day cards can be printed on plantable seed paper too – click here for more info
wedding confetti bag printed with an order of the day timeline

Confetti bags with an order of the day

Check out my printed wedding confetti bags for a clever way to include your order of the day.

I can either supply these empty for you to fill, or I can source a variety of different biodegradable confetti options.

a wedding order of the day timeline with icons and a woodland foliage design on the corners. Displayed as a landscape board on an easel

Eco friendly wedding order of the day signs

All my order of the day signs are printed on recycled and/or recyclable board and paper. Fully personalised printing is included.

I try to keep waste to an absolute minimum, so aim to make all my wedding stationery easily recyclable at the end of it’s life.

welcome to our wedding booklet

Order of ceremony

An order of ceremony is more like the order of service that you would have for a church wedding, but designed for a non religious ceremony.

It contains details of the ceremony itself i.e. music, readings, bridal party etc.

You could have the same A5 or pocket sized booklet format as my order of service or a more simple folded or flat card sized to fit the information.

recycled kraft wedding order of ceremony booklet

What to include in an ‘order of ceremony’:

  • Bride or Groom’s entrance music
  • Any readings or poems during the ceremony
  • Any music to be played during the signing of the register
  • Music for the exit of the newlyweds
  • Details of the bridal party
  • Any special messages of thanks etc

You can also include things like details of the venue – particularly if it has historical significance, or the surrounding area if your guests are staying for days or nights after the wedding.


Arrange an informal chat with me, Jo. Visit my studio or meet by phone/video.

We’ll work out what you need, your design, and give you a fully personalised, itemised quote.

Pay a deposit to secure your production slots (in full for smaller orders).

Send me your printing details, then get your proofs by email. Revise until you’re 100% happy & approve.

Either collect your finished stationery from my studio or we can arrange delivery.

Throughout the whole process I’m here with help and advice on anything you’re not sure of.

Wedding order of the day sign designs

I can make wedding order of the day signs or cards in any of my wedding stationery designs. Whether you’re looking for classic, elegant, rustic or floral I have something to suit you and your wedding. Make them your own; mix and match between the designs, switch up the materials, change the colours and the print. The possibilities are endless.

Looking for something different and unique to you? Get in touch and together we can create a bespoke order of the day especially for you and your wedding.

Ready to find out more, book a studio visit, or arrange a call with me?

For loads more tips and advice about wedding order of the day signs check out these blog posts

Check out my wedding order of the day Pinterest board for more inspo