Post # 1
This is my day of timeline so far…I am just wondering about the cake cutting time and first dance. Should we cut at 9 if it ends at 11 or is that too early? I have read that the B and G usually dance right after being announced, but I thought we could kind of kick the party off after dinner by doing our dance then inviting the wedding party up??? Would love any suggestions, thanks!!!
9:00 bride wakes up and showers! EAT
11:00 Bridal Party hair & make-up
1:30 Bridal Party gets ready at Hyatt??
2:00 Bridal Party arrives at Piper Palm House
2:15 Wedding Party separate pics
2:45 relax 🙂
3:00 Ceremony begins
3:30 receiving line
4:00 formal family pics
4:30 Wedding Party leaves for pics on the party bus :)/guest leave for reception (20 minutes away)
5:00 cocktail hour begins (open bar-1h)
6:00 guests transition upstairs
6:15 Wedding Party arrives
6:30 Wedding Party announced by DJ (champagne toast)
7:00 dinner (bar closed, wine with dinner)
8:00 first dance (open bar til 10:00 -2h)
9:00 cake cutting
10:00 bar closes
11:00 DJ stops
Post # 3
It all seems good to me, i made a schedule but things just didnt work out the way i planned (our caterer was 2 hours late), just be prepared to switch it up if you need to 🙂
Post # 4
looks good! just a few questions… how many in your BP? 2.5 hours seems kinda cutting it close if you have a lot of BMs to get hair and makeup done.
make sure you have a few light snacks during that time. fruit is helpful! 🙂
30 minutes for formal family pics – we ran into problems when friends also wanted pictures and families had their ideas on who and how many pics were to be taken.
the rest look great! 🙂
Post # 5
I would give the schedule to the DJ–as they really are in charge of the show! We made one out like this, and like the above poster stated–be prepared for change =) The night went by so quickly and I have no idea if we did everything at the right time or in the right order. Our DJ was great and when he was ready to do something, would make contact with one of my parents and they would come and get us and say–why don’t we cut the cake now, or something like that.
Post # 6
like @vickyness: said people will have opinions on who should be in pictures and it can take a little longer than you might think, but to help with the confusion, make a list of everyone you want formal pics with and who need to be in the shot (my photographer was very thankful for this list) do big groups first
Post # 7
@HeatherShane: We had a list… and even then it was getting out of hand. 🙁 I had to finally put my foot down and tell everyone that the photogs are professionals and we’ll email everyone a copy since every Aunt and Uncle and cousin in the picture wanted a photo taken on THEIR camera. UGH!
Post # 8
@jschneider1145: Just a side note. I was recently at a wedding at the Piper Palm House and it was beautiful!!! Very nice choice!