- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
Running my timeline by everyone, hoping for some help tweaking, etc. Hair/make up will be done before dinner, so us girls will just need touch ups pre-ceremony. That’s why there’s only 1.5 hours for getting ready.
Here’s how we’re hoping to run the time line for the night before/night of:
*7PM-Rehearsal(as it’s a Monday, and those who aren’t on vacay, may be working)
*8PM-Late Dinner/Cocktails, Bridal Party gift exchange
*10PM-Groups break off for respective parties(although, us girls DO enjoy strip clubs, so I’ve warned FH, if they go, we’ll probably be soon behind! LOL).
*3PM-5:30PM-hair/nails, wrangling the kids, lol. We each have a son, so if my mom comes, I’m hoping she and StepMOG can work together on the boys.
*6PM to 8PM-Dinner, Socializing with Guests. This is when children will be present. We did it this way, so that parents have a few hours to unwind the children for sitters.
*9PM-10:45PM starts dressing(we’ll be wearing LBD’s, and guys wearing slacks during dinner)(the men will be photographed as we’re getting dressed, I’d assume)
*11:00-Individual Photos of the BP’s(this is also when guests will be able to start being seated, and also a light cocktail hour-champagne, beer)
*11:40-Actual ceremony begins. We won’t have any children in the actual ceremony. I am going to ask our officiant to do a “family blessing” of some sort at dinner, so the children are included, to some degree in the actual ceremonial act. The boys will present the rings at dinner, as a type of “you can have my mom/dad” kinda thing, and they’ll be blessed, but more as a family thing. They won’t be worn until the actual ceremony. But, it includes the children. I’ll ask the officiant to refer to this during the ceremony, when he asks the MOH/BM for the rings.
*12 MIDNIGHT-Hopefully, time the I DO’s exactly! Hoping to find someone to hire to do fireworks for us, at the same time. I’m going to judge the weather as it gets closer, to see if we’re gonna get lucky enough and even tho chilly, skies are clear for a midnight/starlight ceremony.
Also, the guests will get champagne and a sparkler each, to light as we’re pronounced, and I’m hoping to have little bitty champagne bottles(maybe a 2 sip DIY project??!!, with tiny DIY ice packs/sip bottles in organza bags?), in the rows, so that everyone gets the toast and sparklers at the same time, for the pronouncement/midnight.
What do ya’ll think???