(Closed) Timeline? Need suggestions

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Does this timeline work?
    Yes, but with some tweaking (please post suggestions!) :) : (5 votes)
    45 %
    Yes, it's fine as-is : (5 votes)
    45 %
    No; you should totally change it, and here's how... : (1 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    71 posts
    Worker bee

    I wouldn’t have dinner served exactly 20 minutes after the ceremony begins because even if the ceremony is only 20 minutes, you need to give everyone a little time to move into the dining area and maybe find a seat, use the bathroom, get a drink, etc before the food is put down.

    Post # 5
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t think you are leaving enough time to get ready, especially if your girls decide to take advantage of your hair/makeup people. I honestly don’t think you should be having a luncheon the day of your wedding – you really will be too busy! I would say the same for the rehearsal, but it sounds as though you really can’t do it the day before. Expect decorating and hair/makeup to take about twice as long as you’ve allotted.

    Post # 7
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think it looks good…I just wonder–2 hours for pictures? Seems like a lot of posing…

    (then again, our photographer is probably only going to take posed pictures for 20 minutes or so)

    Post # 9
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    5 posts
    Newbee

    @Statutory Grape:   This looks like a pretty difficult timeline to accomplish. 

    Generally, cocktail hour & dinner should take about 2 hours.  1 hour of mingling during cocktail hour, in your case hor d’oeurves and then dinner.  In your case, you are alloting 40 mins for dinner.  The actual ceremony take no more than 20 minutes tops but you have to consider the walking down the aisle of the bridal party, guest rising for the bride, then sitting down… etc.

    I’ve attended a enough weddings and it’s better to pad the timeline than take away from it.  People run late, takes to time to herd people from place to place… 

     

    Here are 2 differnt timelines;

    8:20 rehearsal  

    9:00 rehearsal breakfast

    10:30 setup

    12:00- 3:30pm hair & makeup

    4:00-5:50pm pictures

    6pm – ceremony begins

    6:30pm ceremony ends:

    6:45: Hor d’oeurves

    7:30: Dinner served

    8:45; Cake cutting

    9:00 Father/daugther dance

    9:05- 11pm – dancing mingling

     

    OR

    8:00 setup 

    9:30 rehearsal

    10:00 brunch

    11:30- 3:30pm hair & makeup

    4:00-5:50pm pictures

    6pm – ceremony begins

    6:30pm ceremony ends:

    6:45: Hor d’oeurves  

    7:30: Grand Entrance

    7:50 Dinner served

    8:45; Cake cutting

    9:00 Father/daugther dance

    9:05- 11pm – dancing mingling

     

    Post # 11
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @Statutory Grape: The way you have it now, I thought 30 minutes was also a little short on the cocktails/eating time, but I figured that what you’ve got going instead is a situation where people can dance if they want to and eat if they want to and jusst go back and forth–more freeform.

    I like that in theory, although with my friends and the size of my wedding (small), I think that few would get up and dance in that situation.

    Post # 16
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    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think everything from the ceremony on will take longer than you’ve planned. However, it will just be late and you will end up starting the dance around 9 and it will be okay.

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