Post # 1
Wondering what bees think of our draft weekend timeline. we checked with our guests in advance and they’re gung ho for our destination wedding and bachelor/bacehlorette parties. We want to make sure timing for rehearsal and welcome party are good and that we’re hosting enough events and making time for everyone to hang out. Guests will get wedding info packets before the wedding and welcome bags both including lists of things to do and places to eat etc. the Bach parties and ceremony/reception timing is set, but everything else can be adjusted still. What do you think?
Thurs – Sat: both separate Bach parties (these have already been agreed upon and are set)
Sat., 4-4:30pm: rehearsal (only bridesmaids and bride in processional, ceremony is only 15 mins w groom, officiant, & bride talking only. No readings or songs)
Sat., 4:30-6pm: Welcome party/meet & greet (at main venue/hotel, same location as rehearsal. Hosted Drinks, light apps, & light desserts)
Sun., 9-11am: complimentary breakfast at hotel, groom will be attending at some point
Sun., 5-11:30/midnight: ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, reception, open bar the whole time (this timing is set)
Sun., 11:30/midnight until the wee hours: hosted afterparty & late-night snack (this timing is set)
Mon., 9-11am: bride & groom will stop by the hotel’s complimentary breakfast at some point
Post # 2
Does this seem like the right balance of planned hosted and unhosted/informal events? Should we list all of these on the wedding welcome packet itineraries (except the bach parties and the actual rehearsal)?
We wanted to leave guests a sufficient amount of time to watch world cup matches (we’re giving suggestions on where to watch the games) and do their own thing (it’s an area where many ppl will want to plan their own activities in couples or groups, so we’re providing suggestions, but not booking things every second of the day), but we also want to show our appreciation for guests making the trek and spend a good amount of time with ppl.
Post # 3
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Post # 4
I think it seems okay. Don’t get too drunk the last night of the bachelorette/bachelor parties or you guys will be a waste of space on the rehearsal day, lol.
I would maybe do either an earlier rehearsal just because it will give you some extra cushion if anyone arrives late to it or a later rehearsal and push the welcome party a bit. I know it’s in the same place, but it happens…haha. Maybe rehearse at 3:15 or 3:30 then make your way over to to the welcome party/meet and greet together?
I would list the welcome party, ceremony/reception on the welcome packages and list the breakfasts as an optional event stating that they exist, so take advantage of them. You can mention that the bride and groom will be making an appearance at the Monday morning one…do you think a lot of guests will be staying at the hotel the Sunday night too?