(Closed) Wedding timeline

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m assuming your getting ready at the place you are having the ceremony.  If not you need to add time to get to the ceremony after you get ready.  I think I would move the cake cutting- do it right after or before the toasts so the pro photographers could get shots of it.  You don’t have to serve the cake then, just do the ceremonial picture thing, and have a friend or staff from the venue slice and serve it to the guests later on.  
The only other thing I would worry about is your time for dinner.  You don’t mention how many guests you are having, but an hour for everyone to be served and eat dinner seems really short.  I would up that to 1 1/2 – 2 hours depending on how many people you have and whether you are doing buffet or plated.  
I also think some guests might be upset they don’t get to talk to you.  You’re timeline doesn’t allow you much time to socialize and hang out with guests.  You don’t have to do formal recieving lines anymore, but I would try to allow some time to move around the reception and say hello to all your guests.   

Post # 5
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I worked at a catering/fine dining restaurant for 5 years.  If you manage to feed 60 people in an hour I would be shocked.  I would go ahead and allow 2hours for this, which is plenty of time to go around to the tables and talk to people as well.  Other then that I think everything should go smoothly.

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