- Silver Plum Fairy
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
9:00 AM – Hair & Make up Appointment
11:45 AM – Head to Venue
12:00 PM- Arrive at Inn & check in – Rachel (photographer) Arrives???
12:15 PM – Jess & Liz do their make up in hotel room & Ashten runs for food
12:30 PM – Bride & Bridesmaids EAT in matching ROBES (super cute photo op.)
12:45 PM – Girls get their dresses on
1:00 PM – Girls help me in dress
1:15 PM – Bridal shots & photos with girls, AND SOME relaxing until ceremony
1:30 PM – Guests are seated for ceremony
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Ceremony
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Family photos in ceremony room
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM – Guests move to basement for cocktail “2” hour (appetizer trays and beverages will be served)
3:00 PM – 5:15PM – Bridal Party leaves for Photos
5:00 PM – announcement of dinner and move back to previous room
5:30 PM – GRAND ENTRANCE: Bridal Party Announced, Couple announced
5:45 PM – Welcome & Grace
6:00PM – First course is served
6:15PM – Toasts (Best Man, Maid of Honour, Bridesmaid)
6:30PM – Main course is served
6:45PM – More Toasts (Parents)
7:00 PM – Dessert is served
7:30 PM – More Toasts (Groom’s Thank You Speech)
8:00 PM – First Dance and opening of dance floor
8:30 PM– Cake Cutting and CUPCAKES!!!!
8:45 PM– Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dances
8:50 PM– Newlyweds shoe game (15 minutes MAX)
9:05 PM – PARTYING/Dancing
10:00 PM – Bouquet Toss – Single Ladies 🙂
11:45 PM – Last Dance (“I’ve got friends in low places”)
12:00 PM – Bride & Groom elevator Departure (another cute photo op)
Some of these timelines I may change slightly. For example, one of the girls is getting her makeup done after me. In the 30-45 minutes it will take for her makeup, I might run out to grab some Subway instead of her getting us food while the other two do their makeup.This way we could all finish getting ready together and I’m not sitting getting ansy as I wait for her makeup to be complete.
My FI thinks it would be a good idea to space out the speeches. That’s why I have chosen this format, but I do worry that it will prevent us from mingling during courses. There is a downside though to having almost an hour of speeches after the meal..
What do you guys think? I really want things to flow really well.