(Closed) Can I get a little advice on day-of schedules?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My only concern is the food coming out at 6:45…do you mean the actual dinner, or appetizers?  I think that you should be having appetizers passed immediately at 6 when your guests arrive, and then 6:45 or 7 dinner should be served. 

You may want more than just an hour allotted for pictures.  People will start arriving for the ceremony up to half an hour early, so unless you want to be seen, you only have a clear 30 minutes to get al your photos in.  We’re literally doing 3 hours of photos before our ceremony…

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a similar timeline for pre wedding too…

Something like:

8:15 hair and makeup for everyone

12:00-1:00 drive to venue

1:00 finish decorating venue

3:00 rehearsal

3:30 photos

5:00 guests start to arrive

5:30 ceremony

6:00 reception begins

6:00-6:45 photos with family/ guests cocktail ‘hour’ (guests can sign guestbook/ the candy bar will be opened/ snack food will be out)

6:45 dinner / toasts

7:15 cut the cake? (bar opens) people may still be eating but I was hoping to cut the cake while people were still seated and then right after that the bar will open and cake and liquor to get the party going.

7:45 first dance/ grandparents anniversary announcement while people are finishing dessert

8:00-9:00 music for the older guests

9:00-11:00 rave edm music

11:15 bride and groom exit

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