(Closed) Timeline Help

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

A few things –

you’ll want more time than an hour for pictures.  

Your cocktail hour isn’t an hour.

An hour for dinner?  Do you really need 50 minutes for toasts?  I would get quite bored as a guest.  And then with the first dance at 9, it’s like an hour fifteen minutes between dinner and dancing.  

I’d suggest doing the cake mid way through dancing like you have it.  I think that timing is fine.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it is fine, I don’t see a need for the cocktail hour to go a full hour.   

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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hikingbride:  I think the actual wedding timeline looks great, +1 though for there not being enough time before hand for pictures. There’s so much that goes on that slows the photo taking down, I’d give more time if possible so that you don’t miss out on shots you really wanted.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I’d push back your toast time 8:45. You could always start earlier, but you don’t want people to still be getting food when the toasts start.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Ditto needing more time for pictures.

I’m assuming the ceremony and reception are close by, but the timeline might be a little tight if you have elderly relatives or friends/family with disabilities that need extra time to move between spaces. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

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hikingbride:  We’ve planned out like 30 minutes for pictures with my Fiance and I and an hour for family pictures. You have to factor in the time it takes to get people in and out of the frame and posed.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would give your photographer an exact list of posed pix to be taken, and ask him/her how much time it will take.    

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