(Closed) Timing problem?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What should we do?
    have the drinks/breakfast later (by how much?) : (1 votes)
    14 %
    have a gap between the breakfast and the evening (and do what in the middle?) : (4 votes)
    57 %
    just go through the whole day, but your guests will be bored : (0 votes)
    go through the whole day, your guests will be fine : (2 votes)
    29 %
    other, please explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Can you organize light refreshments (soft drinks and simple nibbles) for the gap between the ceremony and the cocktail hour? Or take pictures outside before the ceremony and then go straight to the reception from the ceremony. Would that work?

    Post # 6
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    1880 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Just because you have the hall booked until 11 doesn’t mean your guests will stay that long. For a wedding at noon I would guess people would leave before dinner…

    Post # 7
    Member
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Ah sorry, I didn’t get that… Ok, just for reference, here’s what we’re doing:

    –       Brunch between 10:30 and 12:30

    –       Ceremony at 3

    –       Candy bar between 4 and 6

    –       Pictures before and after ceremony

    –       Cocktail hour at 6

    –       Dinner at 7

    Could you have the ceremony any later? That way, you could take pictures before the ceremony, unless you don’t want your groom and family to see you before you walk down the aisle. I’m not sure how long WBs usually last, but I wouldn’t expect that you’ll be done before 5/6, so then you would have to arrange something alright, or the day will be very long for your guests. How about an animation? I know that a lot of people do some type of bar (candy, popcorn, ice-cream), so maybe you could do a tea bar, or something more appropriate for the season. And organize activities for the kids, like a scavenger hunt, and maybe something similar for adults? I’m considering doing something like that, but my partner doesn’t think it’ll be “dignified”. I think that would be a lot
    of fun, and would break the wedding mold a little. I digress, but you get the idea…

    Sorry I’m not more help; I’m sure another bee will be more helpful! I’ll definitely steal some ideas though, because I’m petrified our guests will be bored!

    Post # 9
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Well if a lot of your guests are local or are staying in a hotel close by, you could just have the gap. Let people know your timeline in advance so that they can organise their day. Most people will be ok with that if they know in advance.

    Post # 11
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m definitely interested in that, so if you get any ideas re: activities, will you let me know?! For the moment, I have an activity book for the kids, and I’m adding a few pages for the grown-ups. But that’s all I have so far… And the candy bar. But at least it’ll be warm; I’m not sure what activities you can have outside if it’s cold.  

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