(Closed) Ceremony Timeline – Sounds good?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My thoughts all revolve around the reception:

I’m not seeing how the introductions and blessing will take an hour and a half.  I would think 15 minutes for both.  Maybe you have something more involved than the typical announcing the couple and bridal party as they walk into the reception and 5 minute prayer that I’m picturing?  That would definitely change what time your dinner starts.  Depending on how many guests you have, I’m thinking it will take more than 30 minutes to get around to everyone.  And the cake cutting and dances likely won’t take 45 minutes.  I’d guess, 5 minutes per dance and 10 minutes for the cake cutting, so call it 25-30 minutes.  My husband’s biggest regret from our wedding is that we didn’t open the dance floor sooner so that’s something I’m more aware of now.  So I would probably do:

5:30 – Introductions

5:45 – Blessing

6:00 – Dinner

6:20 – Slide show

6:30 – Table visits

7:15 or 7:30 – Cake cutting, Dances

8:00 – Open dance

9:00 – Tosses

But that’s just me!  I’m sure however you do it will work out fantasically. 

Post # 4
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Looks good, but keep in mind you might need more time to get ready before portraits and portraits have a habit of taking longer than 2 hours, especially if you are traveling from site to site.

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