(Closed) What do you think of my timeline?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Looks good to me.

The only thing I would do is check with your photographer to make sure you allow enough time for pictures.

Post # 5
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

is the cocktail hour in the same room as the dinner? becuase if not it will take a while for people to get seated..

Post # 6
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What kind of dinner are you having and for how many people?  

If you have a good DJ and caterer then I think this is a good enough rough timeline to give to them (and other vendors) and go from there.  They will want to adjust as they “feel” the crowd.  

Post # 8
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would start leaving a little after 10pm.  Some places just require your guests be out by 11….but then you have an hour to clean up.  Is that the case for you?

Post # 10
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our timeline was similar and we ended up way late.

Plan v real:

pre-ceremony photos of groomsmen, getting ready, first look

4:00-4:30 ceremony – actually 4:10-4:50

4:30 – 5:45 photos / cocktails – actually 5:00 – 6:00

5:30 – 5:45 guests get food and sit for couple’s entrance – actually 6:00 when we came in

6:30 – band starts – actually more like 7:15

7:15-7:30 cake / toasts during band’s break – actually closer to 8-8:30

9:00 cleanup

sadly we didn’t get to hear the band as much as we wanted, but it did all work out okay

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