Post # 1
I would love to hear from anyone who had an early ceremony followed by lunch.
What was your timeline for everything?
Was it a big wedding or intimate?
Any information would be great (was there dancing etc)
Thanks for the info
Post # 3
Hey! I had a 9 am ceremony (it was so beautiful, I think its the best time!) and the reception started at 12:30. Here’s our day of schedule!
6:30 wake up, guys finish decorating girls shower etc.
8:30 am everyone gets dressed
9-10 am ceremony (it started a little late though)
10:30ish-12 snacks for guests, pictures for family/bridal party/couple
12:00 pm guests seated
12:30 am bridal party enters
12:45- 1:00 pm guests go through buffet
1:30 pm toasts (father of the bride, groom’s parents, best man, one of the bridesmaids and the couple)
2:00 pm cake cutting
2:30 pm first dance
After our first dance our Scottish dance teachers taught some fun dances to the guests, then those of us who knew them did a few others. Next was a swing dance song, a lot of people got up for that, and we planned to have a full dance after that but people started leaving. A few good friends stayed and danced with us while our families began to clean up.
4:00 pm couple leaves
Overall it was beautiful and super fun! And really nice to be able to get alone early instead of spending the night surrounded by people (I’m a massive introvert!)
I forgot to mention, there were about 100 people total so it was pretty small!
Post # 4
@Tigerlilybride: sounds great!! Did you find you had enough time to get ready? I’m debating what time to start the ceremony, there there will be pictures in between and then lunch.
I was thinking 12 noon ceremony, followed by pictures and then lunch at 1:30, but ceremony and lunch is all taking place at the restaurant and I’m worried people will be starving.
We are also trying to debate between an intimate family only (40) or add some people max 58.
Your wedding sounded like a lot of fun
Post # 5
I actually found that I had a lot of extra time! I spent a lot of my morning running around trying to set up the centerpieces we forgot the night before!
The long gap we had actually worked out really well, but thats mostly because my dad was cooking for it (the food was SO good!). Also ours was all at one place, a summer camp, the gap just gave everyone time to talk and get to know each other.
It was a ton of fun 🙂
Post # 6
@Tigerlilybride: Summer camp sounds like fun 🙂 I am just concerned of people waiting so long for lunch…Maybe they will have a big breakfast