Post # 1
i am trying to get together a tentative timeline…. i am just lost. does the bride and groom eat first or last at a buffet… also… does this look right. ive been trying to look at the other timelines on weddingbee and some other websites but they are all so different. any input would be appreciated 🙂
7:00 wakeup/ breakfast
7:45-9:00 bride/MOB hair appt
8:00-11:15 everyones makeup/ bridesmaids hair/ bm/ mom/ flower girl dressed etc
11:45 girls arrive at church to get dressed etc/ photog arrives at ceremony site
12:15 guys arrive at church for pics
12:40-1:00 guys pics/ grooms family
1:20-1:40 girls pics/ brides family
2:00-2:30 guests start arriving
2:20 bridal party lines up
2:30-2:50 wedding ceremony/ dj arrives at reception site
2:50-3:30 receiving line
3:30-4:00 church pictures- whole wedding party
4:00-4:30 outdoor pictures- whole wedding party
3:30-4:30 cocktail hour at reception site
4:30 dj announce everyone be seated for the grand entrance and dinner/ wedding party arrives/ is introduced
4:40 first dance
5:00- dinner buffet (bridal party first/ toasts during (BM, MOH,mother of the bride)/ mingling
5:45-6:00 father daughter/ mother son dances during dinner
6:45 cut the cake
6:45-7:45 cake eating/ dancing!!!!/ mingling
7:45 Garter toss/ Bouquet toss
8:00 more dancing!
8:30 dollar dances
9:00 more dancing!!!
Post # 3
usually even at buffet weddings the bride and groom are served not go up in line with the guests. so you eat while folks are getting their food so as folks sit down you can mingle with tables – otherwise you wont ever eat.
Post # 4
ooo so should i have someone get me a plate?>! i want to eat all the food i picked out! lol
Post # 5
Typically, the bride and groom go first, then the bridal party, then any other honored guests, then the rest. The bride and groom are served or they can serve themselves. We are going through ourselves. I am a very picky eater, so I don’t want anyone picking stuff that I may not like.
Post # 6
I agree with the PP
Bride & groom eat first then bridal party and parents
Post # 7
@stephanie63087: At the last wedding I was at where I sat at the bride and groom’s table, the servers brought around a selection of all of the foods from the buffet arranged on a large plate and asked what each of us wanted. That way, we still got to pick what we wanted but didn’t have to get up to serve ourselves.
Post # 8
Yep – I think the venue will work with you on that. I like the idea of “being served” as the honored guests. That way, you’ll eat. Otherwise, you may not. But, depending upon the style of the venue and your personal style, you may want to change it up.