(Closed) Is anything wrong with my timeline?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Is this okay?
    Looks perfectly fine : (2 votes)
    67 %
    I'd change something (comment) : (1 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    A few things from the mind of a crazy Type-A planner:

    1.  Is an hour really long enough for photos?  Fiance and I are doing a first look and we’re alloting at least 1.5 hours for photos – I’d rather have too much time rather than too little since I’m only going to have this day once!

    2.  Do you want to add a few mins for yourself to get some pics after the ceremony?  That way, you can get pics of your rings on your fingers – and official “MR and MRS” ones also!

    3.  Will you have any older relatives attending?  8:30 might be kind of late for dinner for them…..

    Post # 4
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Wouldnt it be best to do the cake before the dancefloor is opened and the music gets louder. It might be a bit of a buzzkill to stop the music for the cake after everyone has been hyped up and want to keep dancing.

    Post # 5
    12248 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That is a little late to start a buffet… How big is your wedding? If it’s 50 people, I’m sure it’ll be fine, but if it’s like 200 people, people will still be getting their food at like 9:30!

    Post # 7
    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think your timeline look good, but you may want more time for pictures.

    Some other things to consider:

    – Having your DJ or someone make an announcement to please find their seats in the dining room will speed up the getting seated process.  People tend to mill around for a while before actually getting seated.

    – Are you having bridal party intros?

    – I like breaking up the dancing with the cake to give people a rest. Two hours of straight dancing is a lot! And who has room dessert when dinner just finished?

    – I think 8:30 dinner is fine as long as you have food at cocktail hour

    Post # 8
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I had one hour for photos, no first look, and it was enough. A good photographer doens’t need a lot of time. I’d do the toast while your guests are eating. I’m unsure if that’s your intention or not.

    Post # 9
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Bebealways:  Not bad! I would agree with some of the others that 1hr for pictures at the beginning might not be enough. We are slotting in 2-2.5hrs to allow enough solo, family, extended family, wedding party shots so we get a good mix but I guess it depends on how much time you have your photographer for, especially if you want some dancing shots and cake cutting shots in!

    I don’t mind the idea of cutting the cake in between dancing. I went to a friends wedding a couple years ago and the venue (it was in Vienna!) wheeled out this beautiful cake with sparklers on it (I am currently obssessed with sparklers!) onto the dance floor and they cut it, wheeled it away to plate and people could head over and pick up a piece after. The only problem was that not many people ate the cake. I love desserts and I completely forgot about it because the dancing was so much fun! So I guess that is something to keep in mind if you want everyone to enjoy the cake. I think it’s a fun and different idea and it’s nice to have something to eat for more dancing fuel! 50 person wedding is perfect and very manageable though and I’m sure it would work out great!

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