(Closed) Timeline – opinions please!!

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It looks good, but do you have enough time to do your hair and make up??  I am blocking out 2-3 hours because I am thinking I will get interupted constantly. Just a thought

Post # 4
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it looks good.

First thought was you didn’t have enough time to get ready, but seeing the time you have for getting back to the venue & “relaxing” before the ceremony gives you a little le-way.

I don’t think pushing anything up would work, but only b/c I’ve learned that things usually take longer than expected… like the getting ready or getting the pics (plus, you don’t want to rush the “first looks”.. thats gonna be a special time with you FH)

If anything you may be able to cut the “dance” time short, if your families/guests really aren’t getting into it.

Otherwise.. Enjoy the day =)

Post # 6
3012 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you don’t mind my asking, where in South Jersey are you holding your wedding?

Post # 9
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would start getting ready much earlier!  Not that you’ll def. need it but you don’t want to be rushed on your hair or make up!  You don’t want to have just finished it before you walk out the door – what if a pin is loose or you need more hairspray?!  Also you’ll want to have plenty of time to relax and get your dress, shoes & accessories on – esp if a photographer is there!  the rest looks good!

Post # 11
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think you need to put 6pm if you want your guests to arrive at 6pm.  I’m not sure if you’d have to indicate that the ceremony doesn’t actually start at that time… Maybe you could see what Jewish brides do on their invites?  A lot of Jewish ceremonies do cocktail hour first, b/c they have to wait for the sun to set.

Post # 13
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s a little weird to have a “before ceremony” cocktail hour…a lot of etiquette sites warn against it so guests aren’t either snoozy or boozy at the ceremony (plus, what if someone spilled on their clothes? they might feel awkward at the ceremony then) Be careful of timing anything too exactly (down the minute). My brother manages a venue and says the brides who want everything to happen according to a clock end up being unhappy because it never works out. Instead, tell your toasters that they each only have 5 minutes (or less if you have a lot of toasters and only want it to last 15 minutes) and then they can practice and/or write to fit that time frame. Also, if you want guests to be there between 6pm and 10pm, you might think about having something more substantial than cake and finger foods. That’s dinner time, and most guests will probably expect to have something for dinner! If so, you might have to add some time for the reception…

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