Post # 1
I’m beginning to figure out the timeline for my wedding. A couple details about the wedding: it will take place on 3/24/13 and there will be about 50 people in attendance and we’re not doing a first look. Do you think this timeline looks good? is 7:30 too late to start dinner? I have a longer cocktail hour since we won’t be doing a first look.
5:00 Ceremony begins (20-30 min)
5:30-5:45 Guests drive to reception site
5:45-7:15 Cocktails & photos
7:15-7:30 Introductions & First dance
7:30-8:30 3-course dinner
9:30ish Cut the cake
ETA: Sunset is at 6:45ish and I really want sunset photos
Post # 3
To help reduce time for the cocktail hr you can do what I plan on doing. Taking photos with BMs and your parents 2 hrs before the ceremony. Groom arrives an hr before the ceremony and takes pics with his Groomsmen and family. Then after the ceremony you and him can take your pics by yourselves and mixed in with family and Bridal Party altogether. Other than that, I think your timeline looks great.
Post # 4
@lindseyl06 Thanks! That’s a great idea.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
That is too late for a dinner on a Sunday, unless the Monday is a holiday where people will have off of work. How far away do most of your guests live from the reception site? TBH, my bedtime is 10pm on a work night. I would be leaving your reception right after dinner. Are you okay with people missing the post-dinner activities like the cake cutting? Also, I don;t see any time in your schedule for toasts. They generally take about 5 minutes per toast. So if the Bridesmaid or Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor, FOB, and FOG each do a toast, that’s another 20 minutes to add on to your evening.