Post # 1
Oddly enough…the one thing I have had the MOST trouble with is the schedule.
So bees, post away! I’d love to see your wedding day schedules (and even your rehearsal ones, if you have them). Brides with 2 pm ceremonies are especially appreciated! Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
Ceremony at 3pm
Arrive/ Set up
Meet & Greet
Direct to seats
Take places & start
Leave church/ arrive for pictures
Arrive for pictures
End of pictures/ arrival
Reception at 7pm
Garter & Bouqet toss
Post # 4
it might be a little bit different for my being a British bride but here goes…
12:45 -guests arrive
1pm – ceremony begins – Catholic ceremony so about 1 hour.
2pm -photos outside the church (about 30 minutes tops)
2:30 leave for venue (about 10 – 15 minutes drive)
3pm – photos in the venue grounds (1 hour tops)
4pm – seat guests for sit down meal ( usually lasts around two hours with speeches and gift exchange.
6pm- we have an hour gap. mingling and drinks i’m thinking, time for reception guests to arrive
7pm – evening reception begins. through till about 1am
Post # 5
@vmec:thank you SO much for the detail!!!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
7am start hair/makeup
10am formal photos w/ bridal party
11am ceremony (20 min)
12pm lunch is served
12:45pm toasts & first dance
1:15pm cut the cake
2:45pm bride and groom leave
3:15 afterparty @ groom’s dad’s house w/ pool & friends.
We had a tough time deciding on a timeline because most of the guests live just close enough to not need a hotel, but just far enough away that a late night would be a burdon– so we decided to be a very simple and short lunch– we have the venue officially form 11am-3pm, but set-up & clean up can be after, so long as we don’t disturb the guests of the B&B (we will be on the back lawn & in the old barn which I LOVE!