Post # 1
Saw this idea, and liked it. Has anyone made these or been to a wedding with them? what did you think?
“Many guests tempted to cut and run would stick around an extra 10 minutes if they knew that delicious late-night snacks were on the docket. Keep your guests in the know with printed itineraries detailing the time line of reception events. Whether you hand them out at the door or place them on tabletops, these guides will give your friends and family a better idea of what to expect (and what they don’t want to miss out on).”
Post # 3
@MsTargaryen: I think the return on the investment of time and money is low. Almost every wedding I’ve been to has followed a similar order of events, and printing out a timeline wouldn’t be that novel or worth it IMO.
Post # 4
You could always add that information at the end of your programs.
Post # 5
I went to a wedding once where they cut the cake between courses (5 course meal). After a light dessert, I stayed at the table expecting cake. My Darling Husband waas at the head table and I really didn’t know anyone I was sitting with, who all knew eachother. As tehy all left the table I asked “are we going to be served cake?” and one of them was shocked…”we just had a five course meal and now you want cake, too!?!?” Umm..not really, I just didn’t want to be rude and leave the table too early.
So if you are doing something like that, then yes, you could put a card on the place settings, or perhaps incorporate it into the seating card somehow. For the record, they later on had an “International Coffee Station” set up with the cake on it so….yeah, wish I knew that in advance so I didfn’t look like a greedy pig infront of my DH’s friends.
Post # 6
@LovelyLaura: I’m sorry that happend to you!
Post # 7
Eh the only guests of mine that are going to duck out early will be the elderly or they wouldn’t be invited to my wedding.
Post # 8
@MsTargaryen: Perhaps you could place a framed schedule by the escort cards. That way people would have a rough idea and you wouldn’t have to go to extra expense. I’m having less than 20, so I’m word of mouth going to let people know there’s going to be an ice cream sundae bar and late night snacks.
Post # 9
I used a timeline in our programs. Since right after we were announced we cut the cake, and then sat for dinner. It wasn’t a very elaborate timeline. I’m a person who likes to know what to expect…(to the extreme that I will go on IMBD to find out what happens during a movie before or while I’m watching the movie!). Anyway I digress. I think if you want to, then its a great idea, if you aren’t a fan…then don’t sweat it.
Below is a copy of my program (opened all the way up) with the timeline on the right.