Post # 17
I’ve been to a few. One ceremony started around 430 and another was more like 6pm. My wedding is going to be the same with everything at one location but we opted for a sunday afternoon. Here is what my timeline looks like:
3-4pm: Cocktail Hour
Good luck with your planning!
Post # 18
that would be great if you could send me a PM. I`m interested to see the different timeslines for guys and girls! 🙂 thanks!!!
Post # 19
do you wish you would have had everything a bit earlier to make the special day last a bit longer? I don’t want to push the times of everything later and regret it.
Post # 20
Also having an all in one
5:30/6pm-7pm cocktail hour
This was the “latest” timeline they offered because they do all the clean up and like to have the reception space cleaned up by midnight.
Post # 21
This was mine for evening cocktail wedding:
8 pm passed hors doeuvres/wine bar opens
9 pm toasts/first dance/dancing started
1030pm crepes flambe
11pm cut the cut/throw the bouquet
1130 coffee tea cake
1230 party over
Post # 22
@laylalayla: Is your reception going to have a buffet or plated/sit-down meal? From what I’ve been told, buffet style takes longer than plated. Our timeline is: Wedding @ 5pm, Cocktails/Appetizers from 5:20-6pm, Dinner @ 6pm (Plated).
Post # 23
mine is also all in one location. Ceremony at 530, cocktail hour at 6, reception 7-11. i am considering doing the girls photos and guys before the ceremony and then photos together afterwards that way we don’t miss too much of the cocktail!!
Post # 24
My timeline is looking something like this…
2pm – Ceremony
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Cocktails
3:30pm – ???? – Pictures
5:00pm – Dinner
and after dinner…dancing =)
I wouldv’e loved a later ceremony but we’re getting married in the winter and we want pictures when it’s light out still. I thought about doing a first look but my Fiance was against that he said the first time he want’s to see me is when I’m walking down the aisle =)
Post # 25
If cocktails will be an hour, why have dinner right afterwards. I say push dinner back 45 minutes to an hour. give guests a chance to get hungry again while aslo getting some obligatory wedding things out of the way (1st dance, speeches, etc).