Post # 1
So I could only get 2 pm for my ceremony location, at a church. Reception is at another location, probably 5 or 6pm. What was the timeline like for your entire day? From getting ready through pictures, dinner, dancing etc?
PS Is formal attire (tuxes) still ok?
Post # 3
We’re getting married on a yacht and having a brunch style reception with no dancing. I haven’t had my wedding yet, but it should go something like this:
10:30am: Florist delivery. Bridal party boards yacht and gets dressed. (Hair and make up to be done prior).
10:45-11am: Photos until guests start to show up.
11:45am: Guest boarding and seating. Bridal party hides out until ceremony.
12:00pm: Set sail!
12:15pm: Ceremony begins.
12:45pm: Ceremony ends. Guests go down stairs, get drinks, mingle, whatever. (Ceremony area to be transformed into reception area.) More photos if necessary (with guests).
1:15pm: Open buffet, guests get their food and head to reception area to EAT!
1:45pm: Once all guests have gotten their food and are seated/ begin eating, anyone who wants to give a speech is welcome to, though we don’t really expect more than a couple of people to give a speech.
2:45pm: Once guests are done eating, they can hang out, explore the yacht (downstairs, front deck, where ever), mingle, continue drinking, whatever.
3:15pm: Cake cutting and serving downstairs. More hanging out, mingling, drinking.
3:45pm: Arrive back at dock. FH & I will probably make a short “Thank you for coming” speech. Guests begin to disembark yacht.
4:00pm: Reception officially over.
4:15pm: Everyone and everything we want to keep should be off yacht.
After that, FH and I are going to a nearby hotel, probably take a nap (knowing us) and then hopefully have a nice room service dinner and enjoy being married. 🙂
Post # 4
We have a 2pm church ceremony and a 6pm reception at another location (about half an hour away). We are doing some photos before the ceremony, some after, and then the bridal party is taking a limo ride around for a while. I was originally a little worried about the big time gap between the ceremony and the reception but I have decided that it shouldn’t be problem. The wedding is in less than 2 weeks. I can let you know how it all turns out
We are still going with tuxes as I think it is still appropriate, even for an afternoon wedding.
Post # 5
We are doing a ceremony around 3pm and because there are only 12 guests, I’m thinking of getting someone with a pontoon boat to take us all for a boat ride on the lake where we live until supper.
Post # 6
My church ceremony is at 2pm, and cocktail hour starts at 5pm, they are about 30 minutes apart (the locations). Im’ still working on my timeline!!!
Post # 7
I’m also having a 2pm church wedding with a 5pm reception (about 45 mins away). I’d love to hear some timelines, too! My wedding isn’t until February, so I haven’t given much thought to mine yet!
Post # 8
Mine is at 3 and reception at 5 and I’m worried it will be too tight of a timeline! I’m still working on it!