- 3 years ago
Ok, we’re getting married in 4 months in a villa in the Spanish countryside, and would like some input/opinions on how we’re ‘hoping’ the day will go, and anything we could add? Myself and Fiance are arriving a few days before everyone else and getting settled into the Villa where we’ll be having both the ceremony and the reception(we originally had a church but that fell through so decided to go the garden wedding route!). FYI we’re only having a small family/friends wedding approx 25 people and so we’re bringing all our decorations over from the UK in our suitcases so no running around in Spain trying to organise anything!
The Day –
8am – Me & FI will have a nice champagne breakfast and relax before people start to arrive.
10am – We will start to decorate the garden, not a massive space so we can do this on our own!
11am – Bridesmaids will arrive and we will start to get ready(own hair and make-up), while FI gets ready with his best man.
12pm – Caterers arrive to start preparing food, tables for the meal set up in garden and chairs for ceremony.
1.30pm – Myself & bridesmaids finish getting ready while FI greets guests as they start to arrive, cava and canapes are provided by catering staff, officiant arrives.
2pm – Ceremony starts, should last approx 20-30 minutes.
2.30pm – Photos with guests at the Villa, then we’re leaving our guests & going to the beach to have some pics taken for around 1 hour(is this rude!? I would think they would rather relax and have free alcohol than be dragged to the beach to watch us get our pics taken?)
4pm – The meal is served, we’re not having a DJ so we’ll be setting a sound system up to our ipod with a playlist appropriate to the time of day!
5pm – After everyone is a little inebriated, I think this is a good time for anyone who wants to have speeches!
6pm – dinner is finished and plates cleared away, photos taken cutting wedding cake?
7pm – The sun will be going down, time to turn on the lanterns we’ve dotted round the garden, light the candles round the pool and get some upbeat music on.
My main concern is my guests having a good time, since it’s only a small group of around 25 and there is no DJ or dancefloor I’m worried there won’t be enough atmosphere?! I was thinking we could advise guests to bring swim-wear(if they like!)and have a mini pool party later on in the evening, stupid idea for a wedding..?
Bear in mind we’re from the UK & a don’t have a lot of the traditions overseas weddings have but please feel free to suggest anything you think would enhance our day!