(Closed) Reception timeline- Has anyone done this?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you like to have a reception timeline of events?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    60 %
    No : (1 votes)
    10 %
    Indifferent : (3 votes)
    30 %
    I have another idea.... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    3268 posts
    Sugar bee

    @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
    662 posts
    Busy bee

    You could always add that information at the end of your programs.

    Post # 5
    1306 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    2488 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @LovelyLaura:  I’m sorry that happend to you!


    Post # 7
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @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
    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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.

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