(Closed) Wedding timeline – is mine reasonable? What does yours look like?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
3146 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think an hour and a half for the pictures you listed is a bit too much time (meaning they shouldn’t take that long).

The ceremony ends at 5:20 and the cocktail hour doesn’t start until 6. What are the guests doing for that 40 minutes?

The “party” itself seems to have a lot of starts and stops to me. I’d do toasts, then dinner, then first dance, gater/bouquet toss. The only interuption I’d have once the dancing starts is cutting hte cake.

Post # 4
1291 posts
Bumble bee

form my experience the dinner goes on waaaaaay longer than you think it will. Ours started at 6 and wasn’t over till 9!!

Post # 5
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think dinner will take more like an hour at least. How many courses? 

Post # 6
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree that there are too many interruptions in your reception and dancing time. This is the advice our wedding planner gave us for the reception timeline:

Wedding Party arrives at reception

Wedding Party announced

Bride & Groom announced

Go right in and do you first dance THEN


Dinner (which I agree will take at LEAST 1 hour)

Cutting of the cake (while guests are finishing meals)

Cake is taken to kitchen to be cut

While cake is being cut, you do other formal dances (father/daughter, etc)

Cake is then served to guests while you are finishig up formal dances and party and dacing starts and is not interupted!


This is how we are doing it anyways…

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