- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
our ceremony and reception are at the same location, on the front lawn/driveway of a friends residence….we’re getting ready on-site as well….we’re doing buffet style heavy finger foods….
so here’s what i got so far….
get ready (3 girls and me, i’m doin my own hair and make-up)
first look/wedding party pics at high school (5 min drive from wedding site) (second photographer takes detail shots at wedding site)
arrive back at wedding site (relax, wait, and eat)
guests arrive at reception area (and can nibble on food)
dj announces for guests to head to ceremony area (very short walk)
family photos (guests can go back and nibble on food some more)
mingling and dancing (if any dancing at all, families are shy sometimes lol)
goodbyes / clean-up
head to after party with friends
so does that timeline seem doable??? i’ve been thinking about pushing everything up an hour or half hour because the after-party is going to be in Atlantic City, which is going to be about a 60-90 min drive from where we are….i feel like we’re going to be up all night partying!! lol but i wanted at least some of the reception to be under the stars, with candles lit and the trees lit with lights, etc….and the sunset won’t be until 8:30pm at night….
also, is it okay to have everyone start eating before and after the ceremony??? its not really a sit-down dinner….more casual backyard wedding style, kinda-sorta…
what to do, what to do….oh the choices we must make in order to have our perfect day!! agh…..