(Closed) Please help me with my time line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-))

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4042 posts
Honey bee

@lovelypinky40:  I would recommend NOT breaking up the evening so much (i.e., first dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss). It’s not as much fun when people are dancing and partying and then you stop and start it again.

That would be my only suggestion.

Post # 5
4042 posts
Honey bee

@lovelypinky40:  Honestly, you may lose some guests throughout the evening. Not everyone stays until the end, so having things so late might mean some people miss it. If you are ok with that, then it can work. Personally, I am doing the following (suggestions from my photog and dj were taken into consideration):




6:00-7:00pm—Cocktail Hour for Guests/Couples Photos/Wedding Party Photos


7:00pm—Wedding party entrance, followed by Bride and Groom


7:00pm–Reception begins (food stations open)


7:50pm—Champaigne Toasts—Dad, Thank You to Parents


7:55pm—Cake Cutting


8:00pm—First dance, followed by father/daughter & mother/son dances


8:10pm—Bouquet toss


8:00-10:45pm—Dancing, Smores Bar at 9:30pm


10:45pm—Last Dance, followed by clean-up/tear down


Post # 7
4042 posts
Honey bee

@lovelypinky40:  Will the ceremony and reception be at the same hotel? 

We are having our ceremony and reception in the same courtyard. Guests will leave the courtyard briefly (there is a side area), but will return to it for the reception. So that is why our timeline is more condensed with no time for “travel.”

Post # 9
4042 posts
Honey bee

@lovelypinky40:  Hmm, I would suggest a 6pm ceremony start and a 6:30pm cocktail hour start (like you have), but start the reception by 7:30pm.

Post # 10
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Our wedding won’t be so late but we’re getting all the designated dances/cake cutting/bouquet toss out of the way first so that people will still be there for it. After that we’re just playing music and whatever happens happens. I think you might be planning it out a little too much, just trust your DJ will know how to work a crowd and don’t get let down if people leave early/don’t dance.

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