Post # 1
Just wondering what some of your thoughts are on the following tentative agenda for the wedding day agenda? Am I missing anything? Does this seem feasible? Too much or too little time in areas?
Thank you in advance!
11:30am-1:30pm–Decorate Venue (probably won’t take two hours)
2:00-3:00pm–Hair appointment (very simple half up/half down hairdo)
3:30pm-4:00pm–Arrive at venue & begin getting ready
4:15-5:00pm–Pre-wedding photos (with family members)
5:30-6:15pm Cocktails/wedding party photos
6:15–Bride, groom & wedding party entrance
6:30pm–Reception begins (food stations opened)
7:00pm–Champagne toast, followed by cake cutting
7:10pm–First dance, followed by father/daughter & mother/son dances
7:20pm–Bouquet & garter toss
Post # 3
Bump! Sorry just added a poll.
Post # 4
Looks good… I wish mine wasn’t as cut as as it is… I like that you have 2 full hours of uniterrupted dancing.
Post # 5
just went to futuer bil wedding this weekend. I’d ad din more time cushion, honestly you’d rather sit around with nothing to do then be rushed or behind. nto sure how small families are, but with 1 sibling on his side and 2 on her side, family photos still took a full hour, then add another hour for bridal party and other fun shots of bride and groom.
their hair appts took longer so every one was then late, and they were still finishing photos 30 minutes before the ceremony was due to start and guests were arriving.
also unless your decoaration are bare minimum you might be surprised how long it will take,
Post # 6
@W292737: Thanks for the insights!
@bridalprincess: I am hoping people will still stay for a while though once the main festivities are over!
Post # 7
I would give yourself more time for photos. The number 1 complaint from a lot of brides is that they didn’t get as many pictures as they wanted, and the the number 1 complaint from photographers is that they weren’t given an adequate amount of time to work in. 45 minutes just does not seem nearly enough.
Post # 8
@frommisstomrs.: The 45 minutes if for just myself and family members and then for my FI and his family members. The wedding party photos has a 1 1/2 hour time window. So that is almost 2 hours for all the photos.
We both have small families (2 parents, 2 grandparents and 2 siblings). He only has 3 family members attending (his mother and 2 siblings). So I am not sure how long it will take.
Post # 9
@bmo88: Oh, okay! Well that sounds fine, I just didn’t see it in the timeline I guess, lol.
Post # 10
It sounds like you might be a little rushed getting ready (only 30 min?)
As long as you have a small family and small wedding party (and you aren’t traveling to take pics) then I think you will probably be okay.
Biggest issue I see is that there might not be enough time to eat. Even if you and your family eat promptly at 6:30, this only gives them 30 min to eat before you make toasts, cut the cake, and dance. I would give people an hour to eat before you do any cake cutting and dances (I think toasts would be ok at the end of dinner)
Post # 11
@kes18: I will definitely take the getting ready time into consideration. I am not doing make-up (ugh, I am allergic to many kinds…so I am going natural). So it is basically just getting the dress on and helping BMs and my mom ready. Maybe 45 minutes for that? My dress is not huge or complicated.
Our wedding party will have 8 people total (4 BMs and 4 GMs). Not sure if that is considered small, average or large.
In terms of eating, we are having buffet style/food stations, so people can go back for seconds, thirds, etc. I will probably give a little more time for them to eat and enjoy though.
I have seen some wedding agendas have the couples cut the cake/dance the second they enter the reception and others do it a few hours in. Ugh…decisions.
Post # 12
I would decorate the venue earlier and allow more time for getting ready (especially if that part of the day is being photographed) and photos.