My Timeline.. HELP!

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

A few notes;

I am assuming no bridal party based on the list, but if there is, make sure they arive with parents.

Are your parents the type to arive on time?  We lied to our family more than once 🙂 His parents are always late, mine are always early.  

Typically, the groom doesn’t walk down the aisle, he waits at the front of the cermony space for the bride.  I wouldn’t change songs if it is just the two of you walking in, because it will be fairly difficult. 

I really think more couples should enjoy their cocktail hour.  I don’t see a recieving line/greeting your guests time.  Some people skip them, but if you aren’t having a plated dinner, getting to each table will be pretty difficult.  Make sure you have some way to make sure you greet all of your guests.  It’s a super big complaint of “we didn’t see the bride and groom all night.” 

Pass apps when alcohol starts.  Especially when you are starting that late, people probably ate before, but are probably ready for food again by that point.

Assign speaches prior to the wedding.  Normally it is best man, MOH, bride’s father, and then the birde and groom doing a thank you.  Don’t let just anyone come up the mike and ramble.  It will either be pretty bad, embarssing, or thoughtless.  There might be one or two good ones, but let people tell you the good stories as the night goes on. 

Post # 4
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2895 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

KC-2722:  100% just have the people listed above and don’t let anyone else.   I would even think about cutting, as that is already 6 speaches.  With a 60 person guest list wedding, you are already having 10% of your guests say something. 

I actually think doing your first dance right away is a great idea.  In a passed apps situation, it opens the dance floor for people to start having fun right away. 

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