Post # 1
What is going on on your big day – I think some of you are having HUGE days which I’m really eager to hear all about!! My big day action plan is …..:
8am: get up have breakfast with my mum and 3 bridesmaid/master
9am: 4 Girls (Me,Mum,Bridesmaids) get our hair done
11am: 4 girls have our makeup done
1pm: into the dresses
1.45: leave in the cars for the office
2pm: leave the office as Mrs Cox (heehee) and have photo’s
2:30: We arrive at the venue and help set up buffet and chairs – only little tables – no big ones – no seating plan. Help the Band set up, and the Mic for the toast master and present’s table and big metal ash trays outside in gazebo.
4:30: guests arrive for 1950’s cocktails in the gazebo with a photographer running around
5pm: guests come into hall speeches, and begin the music and buffet and the bar is OPEN!!
6:15ish: Cake cutting, first dance – band booked from 6:30 until midnight with musical interludes from an Ipod!
12am: Go home as Mrs Cox and have some fun!
8am: leave for honeymoon!!!
how does that sound and how’s your big day going to go??
Post # 3
I think you might have a typo b/c you’re “into the dress” time is the same as your ceremony time. Here’s my schedule:
8-9 AM: Wake up & have breakfast w/ my sister in my hotel room
10 AM: Bridesmaids and hair dresser (a friend) arrive
!0AM – 3PM: Bridesmaids, flower girls, and I all get our hair done. Hang out in the hotel room. Laugh. Drink some champagne.
3 PM: Do my makeup and get into my dress
4 PM: Ceremony (in the garden just outside the door from the hotel room where we’re all getting ready)
4:30-6 PM: Cocktail “hour” while the wedding party, groom, and I take pictures w/ our photographer
5:45 PM: Groom & I show up at the cocktail hour
6 PM: We lead all of the wedding attendees down the hill to the tent for our reception
6-11 PM: Reception — speeches, dinner, cake cutting, dancing
11 PM: Back to the hotel room with my hubby for some “us” time, then bed 🙂
Post # 4
7:00 a.m. – Wake-up (my mom and I are staying the night together at the hotel where everyone is staying/getting ready)
7:30 a.m. – Hair/Make-up team arrive along with 7 Bridesmaids to hotel suite.
7:30-1:30 pm. – All the ladies get their hair and make-up done (a Champagne breakfast is being catered to the room (along with LOTS of coffee) for 8:30 a.m.)
1:30 p.m. – Trolley arrives to bring bridal party to Ceremony/Reception location
2:00 p.m. – Trolley brings the men to Ceremony/Reception location.
1:30-4:30 p.m. – Get in wedding dress, pictures with the girls, lunch is being catered to our bridal suite. (The guys will be doing the same thing except in the Grooms suite).
4:30 p.m. – Guests arrive
5:00 p.m. – Ceremony
5:30-6:45 p.m. – Cocktail hour for guests, pictures for bride/groom and wedding party.
6:45 p.m. – Wedding party announced, first dance, father/daughter and mother/son dance
7:00-10:30 – Reception!
8:30 p.m. – Scotch and Cigar bar to open for guests.
10:30 p.m. – Trolley to bring everyone back to hotel for an after-party!
It’s going to be a very very very long day! But hopefully tons of fun. We all have to be up early the next day as there is a “The celebration continues, drop in at your leisure for a champagne brunch” from 10:00-1:00 at my parents house 15 min away. Everyone invited to the wedding is also invited to the brunch.
The night before the wedding we are having a “Come and join the bride and groom for a drink” at a local pub from 7:00-9:00p.m. (the rehearsal is a luncheon the day before). It seems like the theme of the wedding is alcohol, but I promise it isn’t!
Post # 5
@skibobrown: oh well spotted!! yeah the dress and cars are meant to be 12 and 12:45 – I missed out the number 2!!