(Closed) timeline issues… which timeline (as a guest) would you prefer?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which timeline would you prefer?
    4:30 ceremony : (12 votes)
    39 %
    5:30 ceremony : (17 votes)
    55 %
    a mix of the 2 : (0 votes)
    just fix this... : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think overall, it looks good. I voted on 5:30 ceremony because I think you will want to allow yourself a little more time for bridal party and Fiance pictures and time to relax just a bit before the ceremony starts. Also, if most of your pictures are done ahead of time, during cocktail hour, the family pictures shouldn’t take too long and you will be anxious to get in there with your guests and start the party!

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @ethorn13:  I agree with this!

    Post # 6
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It looks great, but I prefer to eat earlier. And if you had older guests or guests with kids, they may appreciate an earlier start time as well.

    Post # 7
    1761 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think that’s fine. We have a 5 pm ceremony, ending at 5:30, and dinner is at 6:15. We don’t really have a cocktail hour, but Fiance and I will go off and have photos taken until 6, when we’re announced. So, our guests only have half an hour! We didn’t want to make them wait too long for us.

    So, the 5:30 one looks good.

    Post # 12
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @HappilyEverAfter54:  That’s how we are doing ours since we have our ceremony at 6 and reception starting at 7:30. We are just going to do the first dance as soon as everyone is seated, followed by dinner, and then dancing starting at 8:30.

    I think either way you go, you’re timelines look great. I just like to eat early because my stomach is like a 95 year old womans!

    Post # 13
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    From personal experience 6 hours from the start of cocktail hour until the end of the reception is long. If cocktail hour starts at 6 and the reception ends at 11, I think that’s perfect. I did 6-12 and that is my one and only regret from the wedding. If I could do it over I would have never purchased the extra hour.

    Post # 15
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think you need more time to get ready!  If you start the rehearsal at 2 (in the first timeline), you’re only giving yourself 30 minutes to get ready?  I think you need more than that 🙂

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