Critique my wedding/wedding timeline!

posted 5 months ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Hi Bee!

I think it sounds great!

Just one thing: the 2 1/2 hours of cocktail may be too much. Where is this going to take place? Can you sit down? Do you expect people to arrive late?

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Is there any reason you have your reception only guests arriving that much earlier than everyone else? A 2 hour cocktail hour is awfully long to wait on the bride and the groom, especially since they won’t have had the chance to see you yet unlike the ceremony guests. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

Two hours is way too long for cocktail hour. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Shorter cocktail and longer meal. 3 courses is a lot, especially with 130 people to serve. You want people to enjoy their food, not feel pressured to eat faster because someone is already being served their next dish.

If you are insisting on a longer cocktail hour, maybe hire some kind of entertainer to make it fun for the crowd. Waiting guests are not happy guest (believe me, I’ve been their).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

My only question is – how many bridesmaids are you having? Is 4 hrs enough time for hair/makeup/photos and transport to the ceremony? 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

theroo123 :  I don’t know, i feel like the people who arrive at 3 might start feeling a little tired after 2 hours. But you know your guests better than anyone else and if they all enjoy this type of entertainment it’s probably fine.

Somewhat off topic, but I also wanna add that you should plan some food for yourself (and the groom) for the morning and lunchtime. It’s a long day and it’s easy to forget to eat and stay hydrated because there’s so much going on. 

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