(Closed) Show Me Your Timelines!

posted 6 years ago in June 2012
Post # 3
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Day of-

6 am- set up candy bar

8am start hair and make up

11am photo start—getting ready

1pm –first look

2-group photos

3:00limo to chruch

More photos

4pm-family photos

4:45 hide and do touch ups

5pm walk down the aisle

Get married

Take more photos while guests leave

Reception time line

5:30-5:45 open doors (music)

Cocktail hour

6:15 introduction of bridal party, bride and groom- Oregon State fight song

6:20 dances- first dance- when you got a good thing- lady antebellum

6:30 start food (music)

7:00 toasts-Maid of honor and Best man

7:20 mother son dance-my wish rascal flats

7:25 father daughter dance- Cinderella by Steven Curtis chapman

7:35- longest married couple dance– Forever and ever amen by Randy Travis 

7: 45 dance floor is open

8:15 cake cutting- All my life I will never find another by kc jojo

9:00 garter- Cherry pie warrant

9:10 Bouquet toss- This one is for the girls Martina mc bride      

10:55 LAST DANCE– I swear by michael Montgomery    

11 pm exit – end reception.


Post # 4
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here you go…

9:30am Hair appointments begin in hotel suite

12pm Limo pickup of guys at hotel

12:15pm Guys arrive at venue (and get to relax and play lawn games while the girls get ready….I’m a tad bit jealous. Wink)

12:45pm Limo pickup of girls at hotel

1pm Girls arrive at venue

1 – 2pm Girls get ready and eat lunch

2 – 2:45pm Girls take pics

3 – 3:45pm Guys take pics

4:00pm Guests begin arriving

4:30pm Ceremony begins

5:00 – 6:00 pm Cocktail hour (Group Pictures and B&G pics)

6:00pm Guests begin moving to reception space

6:15pm Bridal party introductions

6:30pm Dinner is served

7:30pm First dances

8:30pm Cake cutting

10:50pm Last dance

11:00pm Guests move out of reception area and set up for sparkler sendoff

11:10pm Sparkler sendoff


Post # 5
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are any of y’all designing a timeline for your guests? I would like to put one in the Out of Town bags (has shuttle info for the venue), but I’m not very creative. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Post # 6
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes, I made mine in Excel the other night after seeing one on Etsy that I liked but didn’t want to spend $1 each on.  It was super easy – I just grabbed pictures from clip art and pasted them in the file.  Here’s a pic of what I did in Excel (the gridlines are hidden when it’s printed out).  On the other side of the card, I’m printing directions to the Welcome Party and to the wedding:

Post # 8
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@radical4peace:  That’s exactly what I used.  I did it myself in under an hour.  I can’t believe how much they make off these things!  

Post # 9
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I used About.com’s and tweaked it. Here’s what I came up with:

5 pm: Cocktail Half Hour

5:30 pm: Dinner An announcement should be made that dinner is starting. Guests move to the room where dinner will be served and are seated. 

5:35 pm: Bridal Party Announced 

Couple Announced 

5:40 pm: Welcome Typically the bride’s family welcomes everyone to the wedding reception and thanks them for coming. You can also, if you wish say a blessing over the meal now. 

5:45 pm: Dinner is served 

6:35 pm: Toasts Best Man makes his toast. If the Maid of Honor is making a toast, she follows. Best Man Speeches Samples of Wedding Toasts How to Write a Toast 

6:45 pm: First Dance The band leader or DJ announces the couple. They can dance the entire song by themselves, or have the DJ invite the rest of the bridal party up for the second half of the song. First Dance Songs

6:50 pm: Family Dance

6:55 pm: Dancing Begins 

7:45 pm: Cupcake Cutting Cake served with coffee and/or champagne

7:50 pm: Bride and Groom Thanks Although not required, it is very nice for the couple to say thank you to everyone, and especially to their parents.

7:55 pm Anniversary Dance

8:00 pm: Dancing Continues Some older guests will leave after cake is served so be sure that you’ve had a chance to visit with them beforehand. 

8:50 pm: Last Dance The DJ should invite everyone to the floor for a last dance together. Choose a fun and upbeat song so that everything ends on a high note.

8:55 pm: Farewell Have the DJ ask everyone to the front steps so they can send you off in style!

Post # 11
13 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here is mine 🙂

Post # 12
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here’s mine:

Wake up/get dressed in something removable over your hair/eat breakfast/pack up stuff because I’ll be in a different room that night/pack bridal purse and emergency kit

10:30am-ish: Bridesmaids get to hotel, check in, deposit dresses, equip MOH’s car with emergency kit, etc.

11am-2pm: Hair session for all; makeup for me. Probably eating in shifts since there’s no way that they can work on each of us for three hours.

2:15-3:15pm: Bridesmaids are getting dressed and doing their own makeup (eating if necessary).

2:30ish-3:45pm: Mom and Dad should be dressed by this point. I’ll probably duck out to my parents’ room to dress (it’s bigger) or begin to dress in the room with the bridesmaids.

4:00-4:30pm: Mom, Dad and I travel to the ceremony; bridesmaids travel in their own cars (specific arrangements TBD).

4:15pm: Flowers delivered to the ceremony site — groom’s people there to accept them.

4:30-5:30pm: Whatever girls-only or my immediate family photos we can take — I want to be stashed away in the waiting area by 5:30pm at the latest.

6:00-6:20/30pm: The actual ceremony.

6:35-7:05pm: Family photos.
7:05-7:30pm: Wedding party photos.

7:30-7:50pm: Bride and groom photos (Cocktails at the reception have been going since 7:15.)

8:15-8:30 pm: We are introduced.

8:30-8:35 pm: Whatever toast(s) we’re having happen.

8:35 pm: Everyone chows down.

9:50 pm: Cake cutting.

10pm-12:30am: Dancing! I suppose we need to decide when exactly the special dances are happening….

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