Post # 1
Hi Bees 🙂
I have been reading through a lot of post about day of timelines. I’m usually an organized person but lately I’ve been feeling the crunch of the wedding. Our date is May 11, 2013. I’ve not realized that without having a wedding planner that I need some help coming up with a base for a “Day of Timeline”. The wedding and receiption are both at the same site and the reception is to follow the 2:30pm ceremony directly after. I have no idea where to start. I know that I am having someone on site to do hair for myself and 3 of my 4 bridesmaids. Guys are getting ready at our house which is about 15-20 minute drivee to the wedding site. A friend is doing my makeup (thank goodness). But other then that I am lost. Help please! Just a base would be good to start with that I can mess with until I get something more concrete.
Post # 3
I guess I should add that we are expecting about 60 RSVPs out of the 100 guest invited. I had only wanted a short reception since we are not doing a sit down dinner but rather lite hors d’oeuvres (mini chicken salad crossiants, veggies, fuirt, cheese & crackers). We are not doing a wedding cake instead cupcakes. Is it possible to do everything in a few hours. Close friends we wanted to go out to dinner and have drinks with after the reception.
Does that sound strange?
Post # 4
I just posted mine here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/critique-my-day-of-timeline#ixzz2M7FhqPrN
Are you doing a first look? Cocktail hour? Pictures before ceremony? First dance / other dances?
Here’s a quick timeline:
9:00am Hairstylist arrives (assume 1 hr per girl max)
11:00am Lunch brought-in for bride & bridesmaids
11:30am Groom gets dressed at home
12:00pm Bride gets make-up done
12:15pm Groom drives to venue
1:00pm First Look & Bride/Groom pictures
1:30pm Bridal Party pictures
2:00pm Family pictures
3:00pm Reception begins
3:15pm Bridal party introductions
3:20pm Bride & Groom first dance
3:30pm Passed hors d’oeuvres & cocktail stations open
4:00pm Toasts (if you are having any)
4:15pm Father/daughter / other dances More hors d’oeuvres & cocktail stations; dancing begins (if you are having any)
5:00pm Dessert served; more dancing
6:00pm Reception ends
Post # 5
Yes I would like to do a first look and try to get as many pictures done before hand so we can enjoy our reception.
Not really sure what a cocktail hours is?!?
We will do a first dance (bride and groom); father/daughter and mother/son dance as well. Those are the three big things for the reception. Might throw in a bouquet toss, though I’m not sure how many single ladies will be there. Not doing the garter toss becaue there will only be two single men there…LOL! Most of our friends and family are married.
Thank you for the base timeline!