Post # 1
Am I missing anything? Do I need more/less time for anything? This does not include the groom/guys getting ready.
8:00 Wake up, breakfast at hotel
10:00 Leave hotel to venue (getting ready at venue)
10:30 Wedding party and bride hair/make up
12:30 Lunch, continue to get ready
1:30 Bride gets dresses
1:50 Bride/bridesmaids photos, family that is available
2:50 Go inside, touch up hair and make up, take a moment, have a drink
3:00 Guests start to arrive
3:25 Wedding party line up
4:00 Cocktail hour/pictures with bride, groom and families
5:30 Guests are asked to be steated
5:40 Grand entrance
5:50 First dance
5:55 Bride & Groom give speech/thank you
6:00 Buffet Service
6:30 Best man/MOH speeches
7:00 Cake cutting
7:30 Parent dances
7:50 Open dancing, bonfire/Bride & Groom take sunset pictures
10:00 Late night snack
12:30 Music ends
1:30 Guests must depart
Post # 2
That looks perfect. Make sure you account for extra time before the ceremony, especially when getting ready and what not. Anything can happen. I left about an hour to an hour and a half of time after pictures were supposed to end and the ceremony was to start. I am glad I did because that day, the one side of the road was closed to the venue and the detoured part was backed up with traffic. I was 40 mins late to start hair and makeup, as well as the salon. Every little bit could potentially save you!
Post # 3
chelebelle15: Thank you for the sugesstion! I will make sure i have extra time! 🙂
Post # 4
Your timeline looks pretty good to me. The only thing I would consider is leaving a little wiggle room in case your guests show up earlier than 30 minutes before the ceremony. We had quite a few!
Post # 5
Looks great! I agree with the above posters, but would add some more time for pre-ceremony pictures–at least 1.5, maybe 2 if you have lots of people. Photographers do not always arrive on time, nor do all the necessary family members. Plus it takes a surprisingly long time to round everyone up and let them get powdered/primped to their satisfaction!