Post # 1
Hey ladies! I was looking for some timeline inspiration.
We are having our wedding ceremony at 7pm and the reception will follow immediately after.
We’re doing first look pictures, so we’ll have most of the big photography related stuff out of the way before the ceremony.
As I’m planning the whole wedding myself, I was hoping to get some timeline ideas because I really don’t know what to expect or how much time I need for everything!
Any bees out there with a late evening timeline???
Post # 3
We’re having the ceremony at 6pm, tentative estimate of 1/2 hour for the ceremony. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres immediately following for an hour, dinner will be at around 7:30-8pm. Dancing, cake cutting, possible late night snack around alcohol cutoff time. Plan to cut off drinks around 11:30pm. That’s all I’ve got for a schedule so far!
Edit: We’re also doing first looks.
Post # 4
I haven’t gotten everything ironed out completely yet, but we are doing first look pictures as well. So I plan on doing those between 3-5:30. I hope to get most of the family pictures out of the wya in that time as well.
Our ceremony starts at 6pm. Shpuld be over by about 6:25. Cocktail hour from about 6:30-7:30. Dinner from 7:45-8:45. Dancing/mingling from 9-1am. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I *think* mine will look something like this:
6pm- Ceremony Start
6:30- cocktail hour begin, group picture and pics with family that werent there for first look
7:45- open reception room, herd everyone up there
8- first dance, intros
8:10- serve first course
8:15- father daughter dance, mother son dance
8:30- serve dinner
8:35- begin toasts
9:15- serve plated dessert, begin dancing
10:15- cake cutting
10:25- bouquet toss
12:00- event concludes
Post # 6
Our ceremony will be at 7PM.
We are meeting the photographer at 6 PM to do most of the pics (except for actual ceremony, wedding party pics, etc.)
7 PM ceremony
7:15 Start directing guests to reception (a three minute walk from the ceremony location).
7:15 – 9 PM, light refreshments, punch, coffee, cake.
Cutting of the cake and yes, I am tossing the bouquet.
AND THAT’S IT!
Oh and the next day we are having an all-day – until late evening pig roast!
Post # 7
We’re having a church wedding at 5:15pm but my cocktail hour starts at 7pm. But maybe my day-of timeline will be helpful for you:
Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/critique-my-day-of-timeline#ixzz2NWvsMFqn
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
We are doing First Look. 6pm ceremony, 7pm reception through 10pm. Reception will include formal buffet dinner, and fireworks cake cutting.
Post # 9
Our ceremony is at 5:30. Coctails 6-7pm and dinner at 7. I was planning to do our first look around 4ish? Im not positive and I worry about having enough time (I hate being rushed). But we have the photographer from 3-11pm and I would like some photos of me getting ready so I dont think we could do the first look any earlier really…
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
I haven’t finalised ours yet but this is what we are thinking so far. Feedback is of course welcome. 🙂
09.00 WAKE UP
09.00-10.00 BREAKFAST/SHOWER/GET DRESSED
10.00 HAIR & MAKE-UP (4 adults, 1 FG)
Provide light lunch/snacks
14.00 PHOTOGRAPHER JOINS US
14.30 BRIDE GETS DRESSED
15.00 TRAVEL TO VENUE
16.00 FIRST LOOK – BRIDE & GROOM PHOTOS
17.30 BRIDAL ROOM
Freshen up/relax before ceremony
Drinks & snacks provided
18.00 CEREMONY AT THE OUTDOOR CHAPEL
18.30 – 19.45 COCKTAIL HOUR/FAMILY PHOTOS
19.30 BUSTLE DRESS
19.45 MOVE TO DINNER IN MAIN ROOM
20.45 Main Course
Best Man speech
Maid/Matron of Honor Speech
22.00 CAKE CUTTING/FIRST DANCE
22.30 LATE NIGHT SWEET TABLE SERVED
22.30-00.30 DANCING (Bar closes at 00.30am)
00.30 BRIDE & GROOM EXIT
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
Sorry, the formatting is a bit off on my post but hopefully you can get the idea anyway/
Post # 12
So this is a rough estimate on how my schedule will be. Our DJ actually does a detailed schedule of the day so he will be giving me tips on how long things should realistically take and ordering things so they flow well together.
4:30 – Ceremony starts
5:00 – Cocktail hour starts (bridal party pictures taking place during this time)
6:00 – Guests are invited into the ballroom, find seats, etc.
6:15 – Introductions
6:20 – First dance
6:30 – Dinner served
7:30 – Father/daughter & mother/son dances while guests are finishing dinner
7:45 – Dance floor opens
8:45 – Cake cutting/toasts
9:00 – Bouquet/garter toss
9:10 -10ish – Dancing
I’m hoping that some of the smaller things (like cake cutting, toasts, tosses) will only take a few minutes, as opposed to the 10-15 minutes I set aside, so we can have more time for dancing!