(Closed) day of timeline…opinions please =)

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I think it looks like a good timeline. Why is there so much time between father/daughter dance and mother/groom dance? It seems like those should be consecutive instead of time in between. If you have dancing and a DJ, stopping so much for the other things will kill the dance floor. But besides that, it looks great!

I have a similar timeline, with ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner served at the same time you do! After dinner everyone goes through the dinner line, we’ll probably have the bride/groom dance. Let everyone eat then after eating, do father/daughter & mother/son dance. Then go ahead and cut the cake. Dance a little. The garter/bouqet toss.

EDIT: I just saw that dinner is announced at 8, but not served until 8:45. That seems a little late to me. But I’m sure it will be fine.

Post # 4
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Were you planning to have your father/daughther dance while people are still eating?  Dinner usually takes a fair amount longer than 35 mins, even if you are having a relatively small wedding.  I have an hour and a half blocked off for dinner for 200 people.  

I noticed the same thing as PP about a good deal of space between the father/daughter and mother/son dance.  

We have a welcoming just before dinner, but put the toasts until after dinner because that is something that you can do while people are still finishing their meals.  Where as I think you might want people up watching the father/daughter dance.  

I worked with our DJ to come up with the itinerary.  With a few hundred weddings under his belt, he knew MUCH better than we did about time frames.  I can post it if you’d like?

Post # 5
16 posts

How long are the drive times between places (ie the hotel/Sephora and the hotel/ceremony site)? Make sure you’ve accounted for driving time between places, but otherwise I think it looks good!

Post # 6
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just wanted to say THANKS! for posting this.  I totally just bookmarked it for my own planning for later. 🙂  Looks good to me, but I have yet to start thinking about that stuff for our day!

Post # 8
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@middleschoolsweethearts: I sent you our itinerary through message instead of posting it here bc it’s long.

I think the second one you posted looks better! 🙂  I’d hate for people to still be getting food or eating while you’re having a very special moment with your dad!

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