- 11 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
Hi Girls. This is my tentative timeline so far. Just to give you a little background. My wedding will be in November so we won’t be taking pictures outside, it will probably too cold. So we are just having photos done at the church and at the reception. Oh church is only allowing us to have few photos after the ceremony.
Food stations wil be set up…Similiar to buffet but different because everyone can go to whatever station they want to first. So that’s why I’m giving them about 2 hours to eat. This may change if the caterers says less is fine.
I need to fit in a time to meet with each guest so I’m doing it as people are coming into the reception.
Let me know if I missed anything.
7:00 Breakfast with the Bridesmaid or Best Man
8:00 Hair and Make up/ Photos with 1st photog
11:00 Bride & Bridesmaid or Best Man get dressed at hotel with 1st photog/ Groom & Groomsmen get dressed at mom’s house with 2nd photog
12:00 Bride & siblings leave for church/ Bridesmaid or Best Man leave for Reception(centerpieces).
12:15 Bride’s family side photos/ Bridesmaid or Best Man help at Reception/ Groom & Brother leave for church
12:45 Bride and sister must leave church to avoid groom. Head to Reception.
1:00 Groom’s family side photos/ Bride & Bridesmaid or Best Man set up centerpieces at Reception
1:15 Bride & Bridesmaid or Best Man leave for church
1:30 GMs arrive at church for ushering/
2:00 Ceremony begins
2:45 Ceremony ends/ Pictures begins at church
3:15 Wedding party head towards reception
3:30 Arrive at reception and pictures begins (extra time?- double check reception)
4:30 Cocktail begins- guests arrive (Main room open) Guest find seats/ Slide show play in the background. Newleyweds greet each guest as they come in.
5:00 Introductions (Parents first, wedding party, newlyweds)
5:15 to 5:45 Everyone may start eating. Food stations-Please go to any station you would like. May continue going up to stations during speeches and first dance.
5:45 Best man Toasts/ speeches and others.
6:00 Bridesmaids group speech
6:15 First Dance
6:30-6:45 Allow guests & wedding party to finish eating
6:45 Father/ Daughter Dance
7:00 Mother/ Son Dance
7:00- 7:30 Open dancing or guests can finish eating
7:30 Cake cutting
7:45 Bouquet Toss (Caterers cut up cake)
8:00 Garter Toss (Caterers cut up cake)
8:15 to 9:00 Allow guests to eat cake/Open dance floor
9:00 Last dance
9:15 Lights on/ Guests begin leaving
9:30 Reception ends
9:30 to 10:30 Reception clean up (bring home centerpieces and leftover favors.) Caterer and Reception site will clean up the rest. Wedding Party can change into something more comfortable.
10:30 Have additional drinks at local bar for guests who still want to party.