- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
FI and I are planning our wedding for next year. We aren’t planning on doing a dinner, not for the sake of cost but rather just because we often find it feels LONG and drawn out.
Our venue: We still plan to have tables set up nicely with center pieces, classy and beautiful. (It’s a local art gallery in a historic building). I want everyone to be able to have a place to sit.
Plan is:photos in the afternoon before ceremony
6pm – ceremony
6:30-7:30 – cocktails, some family photos, a few hors d’oeuvres on the main level while ceremony room is changed over to reception space
7:30-8:15/8:30 – welcome, introductions, speeches, first dances, and hot hors d’oeuvres being served as well as platters of food for guests to pick from
8:30pm – DANCE!!!! We want our wedding to be memorable and so much fun and everyone just to be on the dance floor
10:30/11pm – Poutine Bar served mmmmmmmmmmm
and desserts put out at some point… I guess they go out around 8:30?
Does this time line sound ok? most people have told me this sounds awesome, and I’ve had other people tell me that after hearing this idea, they no longer want to plan a dinner either.
A few have told me I should start our wedding later, like 8pm.. but thats SO late… I already feel like starting at 6 is late and we will have a shorter wedding as a result of not having a dinner and I’m ok with that,… but starting at 8? A lot of people tend to leave around midnight. that means our wedding would be like 4 hours, max 5… I don’t want to only be able to enjoy the day for 4-5 hours. Thats crazy.
So I’d like some input on our projected timeline… if you don’t mind
Nothing is booked yet that affects our timeline… We have booked our venue and photographer, and I’m just about to start meeting caterers.