- 2 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC
Just as the title says.
Just as the title says.
Welll… I haven’t got the whole day figured out yet but this what I’m thinking:
300P – Hotel Check-in
330P – Bridesmaid Hair/Bride Make Up
430P – Bridesmaid Makeup/Bride Hair
600P – Photog Arrive (w/ Men)/Groomsmen Get Ready
630P – Photog Arrive (w/ Women)
700P – Finish Beauty (Head 2 First Look Location)
715P – First Look/Bridal Party Pix
800P – Pre-Ceremony Mixer
830P – Ceremony
900P – Cocktail “Hour”
930P – Reception Begin/Intros
935P – First Dance/Generational Dance
940P – Father/Daughter Dance
945P – Mother/Son Dance
950P – Welcome/Salad
1010P – Toasts (MOH/BM) & Dinner – followed up by FOB Toast
1055P – DANCE!!
1159P – Midnight Countdown
1215A – Cake Cutting
1230A – Garter/Bouquet Toss
100A – Lights Up
…when i look at this it looks so squished, i was thinking of adding another hour to dance maybe adding at the beginning so we start at 7. thoughts?
(btw, i’m renting a party bus for my bridal party to go into DC to finish the night – because it’s NYE and the parties in DC don’t stop til 6 am – at a club. Paying for their section in the club too…)
NYE2014: Sounds like you got it down to me. I am not sure how to do it at all. Not too worried about partying but I was wondering what time would be good for the ceremony. I was thinking 8 as well and then I think we will have a dessert reception.
Tanleggedjuliet: Timeline came with the help of Bridal Guide (http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/wedding-planning-basics/complete-wedding-day-timeline); they were really thorough. I don’t know if that’s the end all be all but we’ll see.
Can I ask how long you think your ceremony will be? Also what kind of food are you planning to serve at the reception? That’ll give a better idea of what time you should start so that you can make through midnight w/o your guests starving or bored.
NYE2014: The eremony should be short. No longer than 20 minutes. We are just doing a dessert reception and actually plan to wrap things up by 11. Then, the younger people (and older if they choose) are going to a local country club to ring in the new year.
Tanleggedjuliet: Okay, well my suggestion would be to work backwards. If you want to be wrapped by 11pm, then I’d allow an hour and half for dancing/cake (at least), prior to that [930pm]. Then half hour for toasts, garter/bouquet toss (if you are doing it) [9pm], A thirty mins for intro mother/son dance, father/daughter dance, etc. [830p]. If you are not doing a cocktail hour (which I assume you aren’t) then your reception would be preceeding that… so a 20 minute reception w/ a 10 min break for you and your new hubby… leaves you at about 8pm.
6:00 Cocktail Hour
7:00 Reception begins
8:45 Cut the Cake
9:15 First Dance
10:30 Bouquet Toss/Garder Toss
11:30 Late night snack
12:00 Balloon Drop/Happy New Year
1:00 Lights Up
Hmmm… I’ve sinced revised my timeline but I’m concerned about it a little. I was leaving the cake cutting until after midnight but I know that some older folks wait for that before they take it as their cue to leave. However, it’s NYE and I want to make sure my guests had sustenance to make it through the night. Thoughts?
You guys made an progression/revisions to your timelines? I think I finally got mine nailed down… just checking in.