Does my timeline look good?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Does my timeline look ok? Should I add an extra hour?
    Timeline looks good, don't change anything : (3 votes)
    43 %
    Timeline doesn't look good, change this... : (2 votes)
    29 %
    Yes, an extra hour is needed : (2 votes)
    29 %
    No, an extra hour isn't needed : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    depending on how many are invited and if its buffet or sit down you may need more than 1 hr for dinner

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I had a buffet and most everyone was done within 30 minutes but we had a very small wedding of 45 guests. I think you’re timeline looks good provided that your ceremony and reception are at the same venue.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    and im assuming your doing more photos before ceremony starts? Doesnt seem like enough time to do all photos

    Post # 7
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    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I would usher them in at 5:50. 

     

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Oh, around here toasts are done before dinner.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Is it an option to extend your reception later? 10pm is a pretty early ending from what I’m used to. We usually go until 1am. 

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I agree I would usher the guests in a bit later. Unless you have an abnormally large guest list or the reception area is far from the ceremony, 20 minutes is a long time for your guests to sit and wait for the introductions! Iwould also do every toast except for the bride and groom during dinner too. That way people are sitting down in one place and will pay attention more than if they are scattered after open dancing.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @IzzyBear: I wouldn’t start dancing then backtrack to cake-cutting and toasts, (unless of course that’s common in your area). It would seem odd to go from busting some moves like jaggar to sitting and quietly waiting through toasts. I more commonly see the cake cutting immedietely before or after dinner with cake cutting at the same time.

     

    ETA: FI and I decided to do introductions/first dance/cut cake/toasts/prayer/dinner. Most people wait until after dinner to do it, but I noticed people get ancy after they eat. We went to a wedding where the cut before dinner, and everyone was super attentive and excited to watch!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @IzzyBear:  haha. They probably do. If your dj has seen it work then go for it!

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @IzzyBear:  They can sign the book during the reception. It’s something to do. I usually get my place card at the beginning of cocktail hour so I find my seat in two minutes. I would just hate to leave cocktail hour so early.

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