(Closed) NYE Weeding with Cocktail Reception: Need timeline help!!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@missglitterbee:  Hey there! I having a NYE wedding this year so maybe my timeline will be helpful to you!

4:30PM- Groomsmen & Groom travel to Venue

5PM- Bridesmaids and Bride travel to Venue

5:30PM Guest arrival

6PM Ceremony begins

6:30PM-8PM Cocktails & lots and lots of food!

8PM-8:20- Intros, our first dance, Speaches/toasts

8:20PM App, Salad, dinner- When most people are done eating salad and before plates are cleared is when we will cut our cake

9:30PM- after dinner we will have father/daughter and mother/son dances


Of course this is a rough timeline and I’m sure things will get pushed back! 🙂

We do have a photobooth from 8:30PM-12:30AM which I am really excited about. We also have a midnight snack and champagne toast!

Post # 4
2324 posts
Buzzing bee

@missglitterbee:  what do you mean by ‘invite time’?

the invitation *should* state the time of the ceremony actually starting rahter than the time your prefer guests to arrive.

@Razzmatazz:  hello fellow new years-er! our dance floor is also opening up at 9.45pm, i was worried it was too late, but doesn’t sound that bad that soemoen else is havign it that way also 🙂

Post # 5
10361 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Nic01:  This seems to be a regional thing.   No one where I live ever puts the exact time of the ceremony on the invitations. Especially in a big city like NY, where traffic and transportation can be unpredictable, the invitation time can be generally anywhere from 15 minutes to 1/2 hour before the ceremony start time.   There are usually light refreshments offered while people mingle if the wait is going to be more than a few minutes. 

Post # 6
2324 posts
Buzzing bee

@weddingmaven:  Regional ‘customs’ trumps ‘ettiquette’ 🙂

You certainly learn a whole bunch on the bee!

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