Post # 1
For some reason my SO thinks 3pm is way too late for a wedding ceremony! Not sure why but I was talking about the ‘day of’ timeline and he was like, “what?! that’s too late, try more like 10:30am”
Now. I don’t know about you but that’s NUTS to me! Saturday at 10:30 am? And then he goes on to explain that then you’d have time for everyone to have pictures, go home and have a rest, have lunch, then come back for the reception later on.
So bees, tell me about your wedding and your times!
Post # 3
Our wedding is planned for 6pm on a Friday night with the following. So yours is not late!
Post # 4
6pm ceremony. 8pm dinner. 10pm dancing. 1030 am I would die!
Post # 5
We had a 3 PM ceremony. It worked great for us. We were able to get ready in the morning without rushing. I am not sure what time our dinner started because I was so busy and not paying attention. There was a ton of food during cocktail hour though that no one would have been too hungry.
Post # 6
We were married at sunset.
Post # 7
Ours is going to be around 2pm. We didn’t want people to be starving when they came to our wedding since we’re only having finger foods, cake and drink at the reception. 2 seemed like a good time for that because most everyone would have had lunch.
Post # 8
SO and I don’t want to do a first look, so we’ll probably be doing pictures after the ceremony. So if it’s at 3 and we’re done by 3:30 we’ll probably need about 2 hours for pictures maybe?
I don’t know what SO wants in terms of cocktail hour or not. Maybe we’ll have one.
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
6:30pm for us! Figure out everything you need to get done beforehand and then see when youre ceremony CAN be. I wanted 6pm originally but needed to push it back. But that’s with doing a first look, professional hair and makeup.
Ask your Fiance if he wants to see my timeline LOL I’d have to get up at … nope, wait I’d have to go to hair and makeup immediately after the rehearsal dinner to have a 10:30am ceremony.
Plus, what are you doing for a reception? What kind of gap would you have to have to make it to the dinner hour?
Men and wedding planning *PFFFFT!*
Post # 11
4:30 ceremont. 5:00-5:15 cocktail hour. Dinner at 6:00-6:30. 1030 would be WAAAYYYY to early!!! you woud have to get up at like 4 am to get ready- hair makeup…
Post # 12
We did 4:30 and it was perfect. Let him know that the earlier you have the wedding the earlier you have to get up to get ready and you and your wedding party are not going to be happy if you have to get up at 4am to get ready for the wedding.
Post # 13
It will be at 3:00 pm and cocktail hour starts at 5:00 pm so guests will only have an hour to burn in between.
Post # 14
Those of you who have had their wedding – how did your timeline work?
Any complaints? Rushing? Something you’d change?
Post # 15
Our ceremony wasn’t until 6:30pm. Then the reception started at 7, with dinner around 7:30. We started getting ready around 1, with our first look and other various pictures starting at 4. What time is your reception? What does he think the guests are supposed to do all day??
Post # 16
We’re doing 7pm eek a little late, but it is NYE and we are doing an hors d’oeuvres reception.