(Closed) Ceremony Timeline

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here is ours… this is a huge post. I hope this helps. we are flexible with the times.. we do have buses so we have to stick to some specific times.

As you see … we have not done this yet… 


Good Luck!!

2:00 p.m. leave GPI by bus – bride, groom, wedding party, parents, helpers, photographers

2:45 p.m. arrive at Blackberry Cove

3:00-4:15 dress/make-up/hair/photos (men/women)

4:35 Groom’s men take their places to serve as ushers

4:40 Guests arrive NOTE: this is contingent on the buses leaving GPI on time. The schedule that follow is based on the guests being seated by 4:45, if they run a few minutes late that’s fine, the following steps happen in this order, if not quite this time:

Jeff (groom), Jerry (best man and father of groom), and John Zahl (minister) wait together

Lisa (bride), David (father of bride), Bridesmaids wait together

4:45 Quartet starts

4:50 Pam (mother of groom) and Robin (mother of bride) are seated

4:55 Jeff, Jerry, John, and groom’s men walk to front, under oak tree – unless they choose to process

4:55 Bridesmaids come down the aisle

5:00 Lisa and David walk down hill and then down the aisle

Ceremony begins when bride is at altar

5:45 (approx- immediately after ceremony) – Pictures with Families and Wedding Party

5:45 Guests proceed to Barn for reception, beginning with cocktails and hors d’oevres at 5:45

6:30 Dinner is served at buffet

7:15 Cutting of the cakes

7:25 First Dance, followed by father and daughter dance

7:40 Dancing

8:30 buses available for return to Grove Park Inn

9:15 (music break) -throw the bouquet

10:30 last song

11pm last buses leave for GPI




MUSIC SCHEDULE: (breaks throughout)

4:45 – 5:45 quartet at ceremony

6:00 band eats – 8 plates

6:30- 7:15 traditional/ mountain music bluegrass

6:30 buffet opens ( meals for band will be ready and set aside for you to eat whenever is best for you – possibly at 6?

7:15 cake is cut

7:25 first dance bride and groom followed by father daughter dance

7:30 – 10:45 dancing, Local Boys plan the set list 

10:30 last dance

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