Home Weddings Wedding day timeline. When should your bridesmaids get dressed? Before you do. What about your mother and father? Same answer. Ideally, about half an hour before you do. Why? So that when they are gathered around while youre getting your dress buttoned/zippered, theyre not in their jeans and tank tops in pictures. So that when you father sees you for the first time in your dress the photographer can capture Dads reaction while hes looking his best. And, most importantly, so that once y…