(Closed) Help with timeline!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m really not too great with tips for how to run weddings (I’ve only been to three weddings my entire life!), and it all depends on how important a particular aspect is to you as to how much time you allocate. Also, you don’t have to have everything in this order, this is just that I personally think having speeches and dancing between courses to break things up makes it easier to keep guests interested Smile

5.30 – guests start arriving, have a few drinks

6.00 – bridal party arrives and is seated

6.15 – begin serving the buffet entree (I’m assuming three courses?)

7.00 – speeches

7.15 – begin serving the main course

8.15 – cut the cake, then first dance

9.15 (or when people are starting to look tired/lose interest in dancing) – serve dessert. When people are finished, they can either mingle, or go back to dancing

10.30 – bouquet/garter toss, a bit more mingling, then you and your hubby head off at 11

Hope that was of some help – remember, take anything I say with a grain of salt, my experience with weddings is limited ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@Archer7:  Ours at the moment is

wedding at 2.30pm and reception starting at 5pm so guests can freshen up/get back to venue and we can have a few photos taken although we will be pushed on time for this.

5pm welcome bride and groom, speeches and open buffet.

6.45pm, cut cake (excuse to get everyone back inside)

7pm band starts

9pm, band finish, disco start

11pm disco finish Ipod on, oldies go home,youngsters gather round the fire pit.

Post # 5
48 posts
  • Wedding: February 2010

I was recently in a wedding and the planner, from what I have heard, is suppose to be one of the best… here is how her timeline went! this went went super super smoothly too!

9:00 am hair and makeup begins (she has 7 bridesmaids)

3:30 bride changes into attire while groom starts pictures with the groomsmen and his parents

4:30 bride and bridesmaids pics begin and pics with her parents

5:30-5:50 guests arrive

5:50 guests take their seats

6:00 ceremony begins

6:30 pictures with family and cocktail hour begins with open bar the rest of the night

6:50 pics with wedding party

7:15 pictures of just bride and groom

7:30 Maid/Matron of Honor bustle brides dress and planner shows bride and groom and parents reception area before guests enter

7:40 guests enter reception

7:50 bride and groom intro and enter

7:55 first dance

8:00 welcoming and prayer over dinner

8:10 dinner is served

8:40 toasts Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man

8:55 cake cutting

9:00 father daughter dance

9:05 mother son dance

9:10 she did a dance with her grandfather too

9:15 married dance (all married couples join)

9:20 dance floor opens

10:25 bouquet toss

10:30 garter toss

11:00 last dance and exit of bride and groom

I hope this helped some ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
48 posts
  • Wedding: February 2010

oh there was also a photobooth that opened up at around the same time that the dance floor opens up ๐Ÿ™‚

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