- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Hi brides!!! Everyone is so helpful on these forums so maybe I can get some opinions and others can post their schedules so I can see if I am on the right track!! I have been trying to set a timeline because we only have my photographer for 9 1/2 hours and I obviously want to maximize his coverage! I am thinking maybe I should hire a planner for the day of to keep us on schedule but I am not sure!!!How are you sticking to your timeline?!
11:30am Photographer comes to my house for pics of me putting my dress on.
12:00pm first look photos, and photos of bridal party
2:30pm arrive at church
3:00pm ceremony- eee!!!
3:30-3:45ish: ceremony ends- receiving line
4:00-4:15ish- receiving line ends- head to country club
4:00-5:00pm travel time. (it only takes 30min to get from church to club, but I want to leave extra time in case of traffic, and if we get there early we can start family photos early which is good)
5:00pm cocktail hour starts for guests with band, hors douvres, and signature mocktails. Family photo’s for bride and groom, bridal party hangs out in a bridal room and gets served hors douvres)
5:30- Family photos end, bridal party makes grande entrance into cocktail hour and mingles for 30min.
6:00pm Announcement is made for guests to move upstairs for dinner- I go to change into my second dress
6:15pm- SECOND grande entrance into ballroom for dinner- bridal party takes their seats. MAYBE we will have a best man toast then (not sure when to do it). And we will say grace.
6:30 dinner is served
7:45-8:00 (or whenever dinner is finished) we will cut the cake and that will be dessert.
8:15ish as people are finishing their dessery champagne will be poured and toasts will start. We are only having a few. Maid/Matron of Honor, best man, parents to welcome us into family, and thanks for coming from bride and groom.
8:30-8:45ish first dance (it is doubtful that we do a father daughter dance)
party party party