Post # 1
Okay so i’m trying to finalize my wedding day timeline and I’m thinking of something like this, but I just wanted to get some opinons on the break and if people thought they would be okay with it or upset. Most guests are out of town and will be staying at the resort where the ceremony and reception will be held.
4-420: ceremony at the resort’s beach island
420-445: guests transport back to resort (by a boat)
445 – 6: dead time. guests would either go back to their rooms and take a break (almost all of them have rooms) or go hang out (it is a combo resort/beach/marina/village and the village has shops/bars…)
We could probably cut back on the break, but when we started planning my parents seemed to think 2 hours from start of one to start of another was acceptable, it allows lots of time for pictures, it allows our band time to unassemble at the beach and travel back (only one small boat, so 3-4 trips probably for guests, band, wedding party) and then assemble at the reception. So leaving the guests alone for too long or okay?
Post # 4
I think that this is okay. Just make sure people know that they have that time to themselves! i’ve gone to a few weddings where we just kinda sat around. but an hour is not bad at all!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant
I think the break is okay, it’ll give your guests a little time to freshen up and get a drink if they’d like. Plus, you want to have ample time to take pictures and not feel rushed!
Post # 6
I think its fine if most of them have a room. It will give them a chance to relax, freshen up, catch up. Shouldn’t be a big deal. But, the guests that don’t have rooms, do they know people that do? If they do, it shouldn’t be a problem for them either, they can just go hang out at someone elses room.
Post # 7
jennifer – yes, those who don’t have a room will know people who do, it’s real small (less than 50) with family and a few friends, & none of my family will be shy to tag along to someone else’s room
Post # 8
Oh so that’s perfect! I think you’ll really appreciate the extra time to take pictures. You won’t be so rushed.
Post # 9
I like it! It’s nice that everyone can just go back to their rooms, then you get more of an evening party feel rather than starting at 5!
Post # 10
Maybe I’m the odd one out on this, but I was recently at a wedding where we had to wait maybe 2-3 hours for food. I realize this is not anywhere close to your schedule but things might come up. I was the one who voted to keep it between a half an hour to an hour just based on personal experience. Maybe there’s a way you can blend the cocktail time and the break together? Obviously not have cocktail hour the entire time but yeah.
Ok that was my two cents.