(Closed) brides….share your wedding day schedules?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ceremony at 3pm

Arrive/ Set up

15mins

2

Decorate

15 mins

2:15

Meet & Greet

15mins

2:30

Direct to seats

15mins

2:45

Take places & start

30mins

3

Exit Church

10mins

3:30

Church Pictures

25mins

3:55

Clean-up

10mins

4

Leave church/ arrive for pictures

15mins

4:30

Pre Reception

Arrive for pictures

0mins

4:45

Picture session

2hr

6:45

Guests arrive

15mins

7

End of pictures/ arrival

15mins

7:15

Reception at 7pm

Grand Entrance

0mins

7:30

Welcome speech

5mins

7:35

Dinner 

1hr

7:45

Speeches 

10mins

9

Game

10mins

9:10

Speech

5mins

9:20

First Dance

5mins

9:25

Dancing

2.5hrs

9:30

Garter & Bouqet toss

10mins

10

Clean-up

15mins

12

Post # 4
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1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

it might be a little bit different for my being a British bride but here goes…

12:45 -guests arrive 

1pm – ceremony begins  – Catholic ceremony so about 1 hour.

2pm -photos outside the church (about 30 minutes tops) 

2:30 leave for venue (about 10 – 15 minutes drive)

3pm – photos in the venue grounds (1 hour tops)

4pm – seat guests for sit down meal ( usually lasts around two hours with speeches and gift exchange. 

6pm- we have an hour gap. mingling and drinks i’m thinking, time for reception guests to arrive

7pm – evening reception begins. through till about 1am 

 

🙂 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@vmec:thank you SO much for the detail!!!!

Post # 6
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3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

7am start hair/makeup

10am formal photos w/ bridal party

11am ceremony (20 min)

12pm lunch is served

12:45pm toasts & first dance

1:15pm cut the cake

2:45pm bride and groom leave

3:15 afterparty @ groom’s dad’s house w/ pool & friends. 

 

We had a tough time deciding on a timeline because most of the guests live just close enough to not need a hotel, but just far enough away that a late night would be a burdon– so we decided to be a very simple and short lunch– we have the venue officially form 11am-3pm, but set-up & clean up can be after, so long as we don’t disturb the guests of the B&B (we will be on the back lawn & in the old barn which I LOVE!

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