- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
So my FI and I are trying to figure out a rough itinerary, this is what we have right now:
3:30pm : People start arriving
4:00pm : Ceremony starts
4:45pm-5:00pm : Ceremony ends
5:00pm-6:00pm : Cocktail hour of spiced apple cider, hot chocolate & maple taffy.
6:00pm : Dinner is announced
6:00pm-6:20pm : People find their seats.
6:20pm : When everyone is seated, introductions & first dance will happen.
6:30pm : Bride & Groom sit down, Band introduces themselves & starts playing. Wine & bread is served.
6:50pm : MCs introduce themselves and announce the first SPEECH (groom’s parents). Prayer.
7:00pm : Band plays while soup is served & continues playing until soup is eaten.
7:15pm : SPEECH (bride’s parents) between courses.
7:20pm : food is served while the band plays. People eat.
7:35pm : SPEECH in the middle of dinner.
7:50pm : Dinner is finished up & cleaned up. Band continues to play.
8:00pm : “Cake” cutting is announced. Bride & Groom make a short thank you speech & cut the pie
8:10pm : Pie is served & eaten.
8:25pm : Last SPEECH (Best man).
8:30pm : Dinner is finished, band retires and DJ takes over so dancing starts.
Does this make sense, or are there problems with this? A few problems I can see are:
- Is it okay to have a speech in the middle of dinner? We want to keep speeches short, like 5 minutes, but I know how it is and I’m sure they’ll drag on a little longer than that. If I don’t have a speech there, I’m not sure when else to put it, though?
- I wanted to have an anniversary dance instead of a bouquet toss. When would it be best to incorporate this? I thought maybe between dinner and dessert, before our pie cutting, would that be fine? I know that a lot of the older couples may leave right after supper, so it might not work to have it during the “dancing” portion of the night… would it work maybe right after the best man’s speech?
- We are skipping having a wedding cake and just having a wedding sugar pie which comes with the meal package at the venue. It would make sense then that we would do our “cake cutting” between dinner and dessert, right? I know “traditionally” the cake cutting signifies the end of the night, but it doesn’t make sense to cut our pie after people have eaten the pie. Thoughts?
Any other glaring problems? Think there are moments people will feel bored/hungry/anything else?