(Closed) Does this timelime seem plausible?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think you have more time than you really need for girls pics and guys pics before the wedding. I think you need MORE time for couples pics, because you also have family pics then. I’d put a full hour between ceremony and reception. Why are you doing the cake so early?

Every wedding I’ve been to, the cake cutting was after dancing started. And the garter/bouquet stuff was done while the venue prepared the cake for serving and served it, and then dancing continued after.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

better to build in extra time for the girls (just in case)

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think your time for couples Pictures might be a little shirt if you’re also planning to squeeze in any family formals. That alone took 45 minutes for us at our 82 gust wedding. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

What about bridal party photos with you guys? I definitely think you need more time for photos! Also, 2 hours for you and your girls for makeup/hair?  How many girls do you have, and has your hair/makeup person cleared you for that?  Our hair/makeup took 4 hours!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@furtureffcaptwife:  I think the cake and garter/bouqet loss could be more spread out throughout the dancing at the reception

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

In that case, I’d cut some time for the bridal party separate photos before the wedding. That is WAY too much time, and you should try to get more of the recepetion documented.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

1-3pm – girls hair and make-up

  • This is only 2 hours; it seems like you’d be really stressed to get ready in 2 hours. How many girls are there? How many people are doing the hair & makeup? 

3-5pm – girls only pictures

  • 2 hours seems like a long time for girls only pictures unless you mean that some of this time is getting ready shots and shots at the venue or you have to go to multiple locations. I would cut this back esp. since your photographer will only be there six hours.

4:30pm – guys arrive at venue

  • I guess they are already dressed?

4:30 – 5:45 – guys only pictures

  • So this is a second photographer?

5:30 – 6pm – guests arrive

  • ok

6 – 6:30pm – Wedding Ceremony

  • ok

6:35 – 7:15 – Couples Picutres

  • What about shots of the entire bridal party together or shots with your parents and grandparents? Is this enough time to get those too?

7:15 – 8pm – Dinner

  • If this is this buffet style it’s ok, if it’s plated it will take longer

7:45 – Cake

  • I think that it’s fine to cut the cake here so that they can serve it.

8pm – Dances (1st dance, daddy/daughter)

8:20 – Garter/Bouquet Toss

8:30 – 11:30 – Party time!

  • At this point most of your guests will have been sitting at their tables for half an hour while you do all of the special dances and the tosses. I would split those up more.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@furtureffcaptwife:  No, no, I get the separate photo times. What I’m saying is that you ahve given WAY too much of your precious 6 hours with the photographer to those photos. Like, way too much. For the girls, and especially for the guys. Take some of that time for 15 more minutes after the ceremony and to add to the sinner timeline. Your reception sounds crazy fast paced. My reception for 82 started at 7 and dinner plates weren’t cleared until like 9.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d adjust to more like this and have the photgrapher from 3:30 to 9:30. I moved your first dance up so that guests can feel free to start dancing if they want if they finish eating early, but you don’t have to do that. It also lets people dance some between the daddy/daughter dance and the garter toss.

1pm – girls arrive at venue

1-4pm – girls hair and make-up

4-5pm – girls only pictures

4:30pm – guys arrive at venue

5pm – 5:45 – guys only pictures

5:30 – 6pm – guests arrive

6 – 6:30pm – Wedding Ceremony

6:30 – 7:30 – Couples Picutres

7:30 – Reception Entrance & First Dance

7:35 to 8:30 – Dinner

8:30 – Cake

8:30pm – Dances (daddy/daughter)

9pm – Garter/Bouquet Toss

8:30 – 11:30 – Party time!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am quite impressed by your timeline –  I have been stressing about mine.   Only suggestion is to start earlier for everyone to get ready. That way if you run a little late you aren’t having to change the timeline too much.  Need some buffer time.   

But I do like that you are cutting the cake about 1/2 hour into 
Dinner.  I think I will talk with the catering manager about that.    

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