(Closed) WD Timeline! PLEASE HELP!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I highly recommend seeing each other before the ceremony. It allows you a private moment together before you marry. It also allows you to get tons of photos out of the way so you can enjoy your party.

There’s nothing you can do about the other wedding at the same location at the same time. My philosophy is: at the end of the day, you will still be married, and all your friends and family are there to celebrate with you.

I’d make sure that someone from the church, if they are providing you with a person the day of, is making sure people are attending the correct wedding.  If they aren’t providing you with a support-person, designate a family member/or friend to direct people to the correct wedding.  You could also make a sign with your names directing people the right direction.

Post # 5
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354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Some signs directing guests to the chapel placed in strategic locations should help your guests find the right wedding. I totally feel your pain – the church where I was married was hosting the Houston garden club’s annual plant and bulb market the same day as our wedding, and no one let us know when we booked the date. It was a little extra stress, but everything worked out for us, and I’m sure it will for you guys too 🙂

As for the timeline, IMO 2 hours is kind of a long cocktail hour. It’s been my experience at weddings that I’ve attended that guests get a little antsy around the 75 – 90 minute mark if the bride and groom haven’t shown up yet. I think unless there’s lots to do at the cocktail hour and/or lots of appetizers and drinks, you may want to consider shortening your cocktail time. Do you plan on taking pictures for those entire 2 hours? Could you move some of the pictures before the ceremony (even if you don’t do a first look, you could still do pics of you and the BMs, groom and the GMs separately)?

Post # 6
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639 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it looks great and you seem to have accounted for everything.

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