(Closed) Ceremony to Reception Schedule.. Advice please?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think that looks like a great timeline! 

P.S. Welcome to Weddingbee! 🙂

Post # 5
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Welcome! My concern would be that if the ceremony starts at 3:30, most guests will probably arrive between 3 and 3:15, so the church won’t be set up when you get there. Is there any way you could get there even 15 min earlier to do the decorations? 

Post # 6
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Is there anyway you could leave a little more room for church setup.  What are you planning to do inside the church?  I think it’s typical for people to start arriving 30 minutes prior to the start time.  My concern is that you’d be setting up as people are seated.

Everything else looks great!

Post # 9
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are on schedule for a 4pm ceremony and 6pm cocktail hour start time but it will only take about 15 minutes for guests to travel to the reception site so my worry is that they will be bored and have too much time on their hands….plus I would love to have more time for photos so we can travel around to different locations.  Love this site too – best of luck to you!

Post # 10
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree that moving the ceremony to 4 is your best option.  Your previous schedule had too much time in between the ceremony and reception.  You were giving people and hour and a half to drive 45 minutes which would me they would have a lot of waiting around time.  Moving the ceremony to 4 solves this problem and allows more time for church set up.

Post # 11
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i also agree that the 3 and 330 will be too close. I would recommend you guys start to decorate at 230

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