Post # 1
We are having a New Years Eve wedding and I’m trying to figure out a timeline. Have I alotted too much time, for dances and toasts… :/
- 4 – 5 1<sup>st</sup> look (Bride and Groom Photos) (Bridal party photos)
- 5 – leave for church
- 6-6:30 – Ceremony
- 6:30 – 7 – receiving line
- 7 – 8 photos at church with family and get back for cocktail hour
- 8:00-9:00 cocktail hour
- 9:00 – 9:05 – Guest seated
- 9:05-9:10 bridal party entrance, bride and groom entrance
- 9:10-9:20 first dance, father/daughter and mother/son dances
- 9:20-9:30 bride and groom cut the cake
- 9:35 Bride and groom thank the guests for coming
- 9:40 Best man toast
- 9:45 Maid/Matron of Honor toast
- 10:00 father of bride toast
- 10:05 Dancing
- 11:45 champagne passed out ? for counting down the new year!
- 11:59 countdown
- 12 midnight – confetti cannon
- 1am- end
still figuring out late night snack possiblity
Post # 2
I would ask the people giving speeches how long they plan to speak for. My biggest concern is when people are going to eat dinner? Is that part of cocktail hour? If it is when are you and the bridal party going to eat?
Post # 3
wjat are non-family guests doing between 7 and 8 pm?
Post # 4
We are doing a cocktail hour reception, no sit down meal, so food will be open from 9-11pm for people to eat as they please
Post # 5
Livelife143 : knightmiss :
We are having it at a hotel, so guest will either be checking into their rooms if they have not checked in before the wedding or will either be lingering at the bar in the lobby or escorted to cocktail hour.
Post # 6
9 pm is really late for dinner. Can you move your cocktail hour back to 7-8 while you’re taking photos and move everything back an hour? This will also avoid the gap for the guests.
Post # 7
I agree. I’d be super hangry by 9 PM.