Post # 1
Does this reception timeline need any adjustments (like shifting things around)? I can use up to 2:15 if necessary. It’s plated. Self-serve coffee will be available with the cake. 70 guests.
10:50 AM – 12:00 PM Cocktail Hour/Pictures
11:50 AM Reception begins, salads
12:00 PM Bride and groom entrance
12:10 PM Main course served (plated)
12:55 PM Toast (Just one)
1:00 PM Cake-Cutting
2:00 PM Guests line up
2:05 PM Formal Exit, Reception Concludes
Post # 2
When do you get married??
Post # 3
jellybellynelly : Ceremony is at 10:30 AM. It is a very short wedding, no dancing, bouquet, garter, etc. Wedding is in two weeks and I have to give my caterer the final timeline today.
Post # 4
Got it! I think it sounds good for a shorter wedding. If you wanted to have more mingle time, I’d move the cake cutting up. You could do a toast during dinner, cake cutting when YOU finish dinner (which gives the caterer time to cut everything for the guests) so they can actually grab a piece of cake around 1pm. If you do the cake cutting at 1, people arent getting cake until 130, which isnt terrible, but just something to keep in mind.
This would also give you some time with your guests after everyone has finished eating.
Post # 5
jellybellynelly : Ok thank you! I could not find an estimate for how long cake cutting actually takes!