- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
My catere has asked for a timeline of events related to caterer’s responsibilities. Have I missed anything that the caterer needs to know? Anything else to be specific about. My catere is a restaurant and they haven’t done a lot of weddings yet.
2:30 – 5:00 DOC to set up linens, centerpieces, other décor
4:00 – Dessert table to be set up by family member
4:00 – Bartender to begin set up
4:00 – DJ to begin setting up
4:30 Ceremony set up including refreshment table, guestbook/gift table and decor
5:35 – Ceremony begins
6:00 – 7:00 – cocktail hour with bar open and staffed appetizer display to be set up/replenished during the hour as needed.
7:00 Guests find seat
7:10 Opened wine bottles placed on tables by bartender
7:30 – 8:30 Dinner service, staffed buffet with plates at buffet but napkins and utencils at place setting. Caterer to usher table by table to buffet
8:15 – Coffee set out
8:20 Cake cutting (8’ cake for bride and groom)
8:30 Dessert table and coffee service open