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posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Here’s ours!


9:00 AM Set-up guest book table, place bathroom signs, place candles and linens on all tables; outdoor games /bugspray/s’mores stations {Ideally, furniture placement and any hanging decor would have been completed the day before}

11:00 AM Bridesmaids and mothers meet bride for lunch, hair and make-up

2:00 PM Photographer arrives for getting ready shots

4:30 PM Hair and make-up complete; first look, bridal party pictures begin

5:30 PM Cake is dropped off at reception

5:45 PM Set up welcome/drinks

6:00 PM Prelude music begins

6:10 PM Officiant arrives; first guests begin to arrive

6:20 PM MoB, MoG, GoG, wedding party meet in designated area

6:30 PM MoB, MoG, GoG seated by groomsmen/ushers

6:32 PM Officiant arrives at altar

6:32 PM Grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen and bride are lined up for processional

6:33 PM Processional begins

7:00 PM Ceremony ends; Bridal party departs; Officiant departs; Guests exit to reception

7:05 PM Background music; drinks, hor d’oeurves for guests

7:05 PM Family photos followed by bridal party photos

7:25 PM Guests are asked to find their seats at reception area

7:30 PM Wedding party introductions begin

7:32 PM First dance begins

7:36 PM Welcome, blessing by FOB

7:35 PM Buffet is open with dinner music playing in the background

7:50 PM Toasts begin, Bridesmaid or Best Man starts

8:35 PM Father/daughter dance; mother/son dance

8:45 PM Dancing begins

9:15 PM Cake is cut

10:55 PM Last Dance

Post # 4
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

This is rough, we’ll get more detailed (including the day before) as it gets closer.

7:15 – Get up, shower (hair will be washed night before); bridesmaids are all staying at the hotel the night before

8:00 – Girls eat breakfast at hotel buffet

8:45 – If needed, girls can go to the venue and check and make sure everything is where it should be (hoping this can all be done the day before but depends on if they have an event)

9:00 – Guys can go eat breakfast at buffet after girls are safely gone; guys to go over to the venue in the morning and make sure the Wii is set up properly; they can do whatever they want

9:30 – Girls leave for salon (bride & bridesmaids in one car, moms driven by my stepdad in another car); Photograher & Videographer meet us there

9:45 – 12:30 – Hair & Makeup for girls and moms

12:00 – First bridesmaid or mom to get done takes our Jimmy John’s order and goes and gets us lunch, in the same complex

12:00 – Videographer heads back to hotel to be with guys (maybe earlier than this)

12:30 – Girls Head back to the hotel, eat

12:30 – Guys get dressed so videographer and 2nd photog can go be with them

1:00 – Bridesmaids & moms get dressed

1:15 – Bride gets dressed with help of girls/mom

1:45 – Leave for first look location (driving ourselves)

2:15 – First look, coordinated by best man and maid of honor

2:15 – 2:30 – First look photos with groom & bride only

2:30 – 4:30 – Parents & wedding party join us; photos with parents first so they can then leave; photos with wedding part

4:30 – Leave photo site and head to banquet hall

5:00 – Get to banquet hall, hang out in the closed-off reception area while guests arrive and are seated in the ceremony area; Seating music begins by DJ

5:30 – Ceremony begins

5:50 – Ceremony ends; guests leave ceremony area and go to reception area/bar is open/appetizers out

5:55 – 6:15 – A few posed portraits in the ceremony area with extended family, all other photos were done before

6:25 – Wedding party enters reception

6:30 – Dad gives a welcome toast

6:35 – 7:05 – Tables are called for buffet dinner

7:10 – Best man toast (after all people have gone through the buffet once)

7:15 – Maid of Honor toast

7:20 – Cake cutting (on dance floor)

7:25 – Bride & Groom give a short speech and thank guests (while cake is being removed from dance floor)

7:30 – First dance; photobooth and games open

7:35 – Dance with his mom/my dad

Open party!

By 8:00, cake should be available dessert table style

9:15 – First round of hotel shuttles

10:30 – Photobooth closes

10:50 – Last Dance

10:55 – Streamer send off; Maid of honor driving us back to our hotel

11:00 – Reception ends

11:10 or so – Last round of hotel shuttles

I am debating if we want to pick a lounge to designate as our “after party” location. I’m not sure we’ll feel up to it, but everyone is from out of town, so I’d like to give them some suggestions. I may put this in the out-of-town bags. I’ll have to ask Fiance, my guess is he would like an after party!

Post # 6
10 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

10/11: (Not sure exactly) Hair…getting ready
12:30 pm: photographer arrives
        put on wedding dress
1:00pm venue available, travel
1:15pm: 1st look / bride/groom pictures
2:00: bridal party pictures
2:30pm: family portraits
3:30: relax!
4pm: ceremony
4:30: cocktail hour (maybe more pictures and receiving line/greeting guests in here…depends)
5:30: bridal party announcement
6pm: dinner
cake cuttering
7:30: first dances 
7:45 open dance floor
10pm: last call
9:30: shuttles start to hotel
10:30: last dance
10:30-??? afterparty

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