(Closed) How’s my Timeline look?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It looks fine. I would never be able to eat that late without being a huge grouch but since it’s normal there that’s obviously no problem. 

Dont trust my opinion though because I know nothing about timelines yet. 

Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee


A few things;

-Are you getting dressed at the salon?  If not, how long will it take you to drive back and forth?

-30 minutes seems a long time to wait in the limo.

– It is kind of odd to me to basically walk straight out of the ceremony, not stopping at all to say hello to anyone.  I suspect lots of people will grab you, or the other people needed for pictures

-How far are you driving to take the pictures?  Cause you only have 35 minutes to get everyone into the car, drive to the picture locale, take the pictures, and then drive back to the reception, get out, get organized, and get lined up to get introduced.

-You may want to add in some time for just chilling with your hubs, going to the bathroom, fixing your makeup, just resting.

-How long is your father’s toast/prayer?  Right now there is exactly no time allotted.  I’d give him at least a few minutes.

-30 minutes for the meal seems VERY short.  How many guests/courses?  You have to remember that the servers will have to serve each table, wait for guests to eat, clear the courses.  I’d expect after 30 minutes people will maybe have eaten salad.

-I don’t think you need 30 minutes for cake cutting.  Maybe take this time and apply to the meal hour or the picture time.

Hope this helps.

Post # 6
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

9pm is too late, IMO, to eat dinner. Generally you eat dinner shortly after cocktail hour, no later than 7 I’d say. Our DJ helped us formulate a schedule, maybe you can ask yours?

Post # 7
3265 posts
Sugar bee

@TheLionQueen:  South Americans eat quite a bit later then Americans.  The OP also indicated that this is a typical dinner time in her area in her first post.

Post # 9
3265 posts
Sugar bee

Even if you have 20 servers 20 tables will take at least 5-8 mins to serve each. That is only 60 seconds per guest.

So I think at 30 mins guests will be just getting their food. -‘d say an hour min for 200 people to eat and be served. And 130 to clear it all away. Is there tea and coffee service included too?

Don’t worry about guests being bored. They will be eating and talking not just sitting and watching.

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