(Closed) Morning Wedding ~ What order to do things??

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would have the brunch after the wedding and then dancing and cake.  How late are you planning on staying with your guests?  If you aren’t staying that late, you can take pictures after the reception is over.

Post # 4
Member
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

First Look
Family pictures
Ceremony
Brunch
Dances
Cake

When does the reception end, and are you doing anything else in your day? Remember that you and your guests will be hungry, so try to serve food sooner rather than later. Ours is a brunch as well, though we’re starting a bit later, so we’re doing the food first also.

Post # 5
Member
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

That’s what we had. 10am ceremony brunch served at 1130

We didn’t have very long for pictures inbetween but it worked for us (10:45-11:10) Just be sure to have a detailed list of pics you want****** Even if you have alot of time it’s good to have b/c generally without it you will MISS shots that in your head you wanted…. Make a LIST! lol

here’s my day of timeline… Everything worked out really great! We did move up the tosses though and cake cutting…. We ended an hr ealier than scheduled… which again worked for us b/c we were able to get on the road to our honeymoon.

Hope this helps =)

Note: We considered doing pictures after but even with shortening everything we had still been dancing.. hugging people… eating.. and well we didn’t look as “crisp” as we did inbetween the ceremony & reception… I would have had to touch up my hair and make-up to do pictures.

5:30        Bride Wake-Up

                Girls Meet at the House

5:45        Girls Prayer/Praise & Worship

6:15        Girls on the Road to Edna

7:00        Girls Arrive at Venue

                Hair/Make up

                Get Dressed

                Guys get on the Road to Edna

7:45        Guys Arrive at Venue

9:15        Ushers/ette ready in Church

9:20        Ceremony Prelude Cd Started

9:45        Grooms & Groomsmen enter Church waits in back with Pastor

9:50        Bride & Bridesmaid or Best Man line up outside the Church

10:00     Ceremony Begins

                Bridal Party Entrance

                Bride Entrance

                Welcome & Prayer

                Wedding Message

                Exchange of Vows & Rings

                                *KISS*

                Worship song

                Communion

                Blessing & Prayer of Couple

                Presentation of Couple

                Exit

10:30     Receiving Line:

If Rain: Ushers w/ umbrellas to take Guests straight to Reception

10:45     Guest head to Reception

                                Starters Available

                Bridal Party/Bride & Groom/Family Pictures

11:15     Emcee Introduce the Party & Bride & Groom

                First Dance

11:20     Prayer over food

11:30     Brunch Served

                Toasts – throughout brunch starting with the Best Man

12:00     Father-Daughter Dance

             40- Minute power Dance set

12:40     The Cake Cutting

12:45     Guests are seated for cupcakes

1:00        Cupcakes served

1:15        Bouquet Toss

              Garter Toss

1:20        Final Dance set begins

                Most Upbeat music plays now

1:55        The Last Dance

2:00        Bride & Groom Leave

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