(Closed) Timeline help :)

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My ceremony is scheduled to start at 3pm, with a reception start time of 6.  Things are up in the air still as I don’t have a ceremony location yet and not sure what we’re doing for cocktail hour.  But I wanted room in the timeline in case things ran behind.  Here’s what I have so far:

Pre-ceremony:
7am – breakfast 
8am – Help set up ceremony and reception site
11am – Get ready (hair and makeup)
1:30pm – Lunch/Get Dressed
2pm – Pictures
(Bride with bridesmaids)
(Groom with groomsmen)

Ceremony:

2pm-2:30pm – Guests arrival/Prelude (musical selection)

3pm – Seating of Families (Mother/Fathers/Grandmother)
3:05pm – Processional of Bridal Party
Guests Please Stand
3:10 – Processional of Bride
Guests Please Sit
3:12 – Greetings and Welcome
Ceremony (I took out my details)
3:30-3:45pm – Recessional (roses)

Cocktails:
4pm-5:30pm – appetizers/natural juices
4:30pm-6pm – Pictures
(wedding party, family members at ceremony site)
(wedding party pictures)
(Bride and Groom pictures at reception site)

Reception:
6pm – Slideshow
6:10pm – Arrival and announcement of Bride and Groom 
6:15pm – Performance dances 
6:25pm – First Dance/medley dance number
6:30 – Toasts and Thank Yous
6:45 – Dinner
7:30 – Dancing
Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Bride/Groom/Kids
Bouquet Toss
Garter Toss
9pm – Dress change/Cake Cutting
9:15pm – Dancing
9:50pm – Last Dance
10pm – Farewell

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