Post # 1
first i wanna say, hi everyone!! i’m in the very early stages of planning so right now just have a bunch of ideas that aren’t really related to each other or necessarily thought thru to actually work together in harmony, lol…we’re thinking of doing an outdoor ceremony/reception, same location, in the evening with pictures done beforehand during the day….even though nothing specific has been looked into, thats just a general idea of what FH and I want for our special day 🙂
so one thought i had is that the guests would already be seated at the the tables, (2 or 3 long rows of the rectangle tables) and for the processional, we’d go down the center aisle between the tables, then the ceremony, then my thinking is we’re announced as man n wife then in my head i see everyone clapping and cheering when we kiss then maybe music starting softly and the mc announcing the bridal party as they walk back down between the tables, then announce us, and we’d walk back down and then go right into the first dance….
i also thought if i end up liking this idea more than anything else i think of, that i could develop it more and then if i do programs i could put in the program the timeline for the whole night including stuff like cutting of the cake and father/daughter dance, etc…
i suppose it isn’t THAT different than a traditional timeline but i was just wondering if anyone had feedback on it?? or maybe you’d like to share how you made ur timeline unique?? 🙂
Post # 3
so far all the weddings i’ve been to have the guests seated first before the bride and groom walk in. i plan to do the same thing at mine..
Post # 4
I love this idea,even though its early planning yet you seem to have everything worked out!it sounds very do-able as well,so go for it I say!!!
Post # 5
@kimbo89: thanks! let’s just hope i don’t change my mine between now and the wedding day…. (im very indecisive…) lol 🙂
Post # 6
to further add to my idea….i’ve been thinking about the first dance part…..
FH is very self conscious bout his dancing…i’m wondering if he’s gonna feel uncomfortable dancing thru a whole song wit everyone watching….i was thinking of maybe doing a slideshow of us while the song is playing so ppl can watch the show and us simultaneously….any thoughts??
Post # 7
I love the idea of a slide show while you are doing your first dance. It should take some of the pressure off of your FH if he is nervous about dancing.
Post # 8
The slide show sounds good. It will take the attention away from your shy groom. You could also shorten the song or have your bridal party come dance with you halfway through the song.I think it looks beautiful with 5 couplesdoing the waltz
Post # 10
I like your timeline. I can’t recall which wedding show I was watching (probably Platinum Weddings) but they did something similar and it worked out well. They might’ve put a coktail hour in between though. The slideshow will be an excellent distraction.