(Closed) Need Reception Timeline help…

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

PM me, happy to share!

Post # 4
Member
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Here’s the one our coordinator wrote up, ceremony started at 5, reception 5:30-11.

3:00 PM First Look Pictures

4:00-4:30 PM Bridal Party Pictures

4:15 PM Officiant arrives

4:30 PM Guest arrivals

5:00 PM Wedding Ceremony (Container Garden, facing North)

5:30 PM Guests Directed to Reception (California Courtyard)

5:30-6:30 PM Hors D’oeuvres Passed

5:30-6:30 PM Family Pictures

5:30-9:30 PM Host Bar Open

5:30-7:30 PM Photobooth Open

6:30 PM Guests Directed to Seats

6:45 PM Grand Entrance (Includes bridal party and kids, no parents)

6:55 PM Toasts (Maid of Honor and Best Man)

7:05 PM Bride and Groom Thank You

7:10 PM Buffet Dinner Served

Bride and Groom Visit Tables

8:15 PM Couples First Dance

8:20 PM Mother Son Dance and Mother-Daughter Dance

8:25 PM Cake Cutting

8:30 PM Bouquet and Garter Toss

8:40 PM Money Dance

9:00 PM Open Dancing

11:00 PM Reception Ends

11:00 PM Limo returns Bride and Groom to hotel

Post # 6
Member
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

The money dance was a dance where guests could donate to dance with me or my fiance.  It was a really great chance to get to talk to everybody and get some good pictures.

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