Post # 1
Im having my wedding at a Resort – so in order for people to check in on time etc (since most are staying overnight) our wedding is beginning at 4:00. In order to allow time for Pictures which we have to travel a small ways for – dinner is at 7:30.
Any Suggestions for a timeline where dinner can come relatively soon (cheese and crackers will be avail. during the cocktail reception which starts at 6 but i imagine peoplel will be ravenous!)and we can still get in the toasts, speeches, cake cutting and dances (first dance and father daughter dance) Im not one thats going to be wanting to sit for long – Im going to want to get right on that dancefloor! 🙂
Post # 3
We are having our cocktail hour while we do pictures and then we will arrive and from then here is what our time line looks like:
5:30 Bride and Groom arrive
– Champaign toast and speaches
6:00 Dinner served
7:30 Traditional dance, followed by open dance floor
8:00 Cake cutting
9:30 Reception ends
This is what our event captain sent me after we talked about what all was going on during our reception. I think it is a good timeline that leaves room for movement. Hope it helps you!!!
Post # 4
Your dinner is being served almost 2 hours before mine. My question is more so when we should do speeches etc. since we are most likely going to want to get right into dinner, and the resort suggested that they dont serve while speeches are going on.
So are they done while we eat? or how should that work?
Post # 5
I meant it as more of a guidline. You would just adjust the times to fit yours. You would have your entrance and then you could start toasts before dinner. If you wanted to do the speeches during dinner then you could do one at the start of each course. Like first course would be bestman speech and then second course would Maid/Matron of Honor speech and so forth.