Post # 1
So, as you may have guessed, our wedding is in the afternoon, and its Garden Party themed.
We will have seating for everyone. And I was thinking of having a small area marked off, like with a picket fence for some dacing. We are still having a DJ.
Do you think we should even have dancing available?
Do a Bouquet and garter toss?
Id like to keep it somewhat traditional. But I have actually never been to an afternoon wedding, and im not 100% sure what it is like…
Post # 3
It’s your wedding, you can do whatever you want! I think the tossing is 100% okay even with an afternoon wedding!
Post # 4
Also, does anyone have any good Afternoon wedding timelines?!? 🙂
Post # 5
Did anyone get married in the afternoon? – What was your timeline like?? For getting ready, reception, etc… 🙂
Post # 6
Hey! I got married at 11 a.m.
We got up and started getting ready at 6 a.m. We were all doing our own hair and makeup, so maybe pros would be faster? We should have been at the ceremony site at 8 a.m. to put me in my dress and start taking photos. We were running a half hour late, and then something else delayed us another half hour.
At about nine, we started taking first look photos, and then bridal party photos.
At ten thirty, we were back in the waiting room so guests wouldn’t see us. Darling Husband headed down the aisle at about 11.
After the wedding, we took family photos and then bustled my dress.
At noon, we served lunch.
Shortly after, we did our first dance and so on… From there, I sort of stopped keeping track. Hopefully this helps!
Oh, and we did have music at ours. A good number of people actually were dancing. We tried to do a lot of Sinatra, Journey, and things that people wouldn’t be afraid to dance to sober (our wedding was also dry). I think the same people who would’ve danced at night were the ones who were dancing during the day :).
Post # 7
I agree like someone else said – it’s your wedding! And it can be as traditional or non traditional as you want. I think we’re lucky that we live in a time that pretty much anything goes so just make it what you want to be happy and keep guests entertained. I don’t know how long your venue gives you but I imagine, like most things in life, the time will fly by and it will be time to go home before you know it!
I am also having an afternoon wedding so I am trying to keep it semi-formal and a mix between traditional elements (toasts, cutting cake) and fun and miscellaneous activities to keep people having. I want to include some interactive things to keep guests busy as I imagine there won’t be as much drinking and dancing as a Saturday night wedding. We plan to have music and a DJ (my brother is a DJ – I lucked out:) but then I also want to add things like a photobooth, possibly an I Spy photo game and maybe some Newelywed type of game. I also want to bring in as many pics as I can of past family weddings (grandparents, great grandparents) and set them up in a specific area – so hopefully that will give people something fun to look at and talk about.
11:20 – 12:00 formal & family pictures/Hors’Deurves
12:00 – 1:30 Brunch
2:00pm Wedding Cake
2:30 – 4:00 Miscellaneouos Activities, like Photobooth, I Spy, Wedding Game, Family Pictures, Socializing
Post # 8
It does help!! Thank you both!!
I also want to do the ISPY and what not, just to keep it light. 🙂
We are going to do food stations instead of a buffet also, to keep the flow going around.
Thanks ladies!! 🙂