First of all, a bit of context about my wedding: We are travelling from New Zealand to get married in England. Almost all of our guests are travelling to our wedding (Ireland, UK, America, Germany, Sweden). Due to the travel, we decided to have a full day wedding. Our ceremony venue is same as reception and I believe all guests are staying at the venue or 15 mins away. The wedding is also in January so outdoor activities are not included in our plan so far.
So can I ask what you think of my plan:
11:30-12:30: Greeting guests, photographs with groups. (We won't have seen a lot of our guests for a long time before the big day!)
12:30-14:00: Cocktails and mingle whilst couple get photographs and room changes for dinner setting.
14:00-16:30: Meal, speeches/toasts, table games for guests.
16:30-17:30: Move to bar as band set up. Guests have more table games, mingling, or can retire to refresh/relax. There is also a spa on site, guests can book in for a treatment or a swim.
18:00-18:30: Cake cutting, first dances.
19:00-21:00: Band officially begin. Late night food/buffet served between sets.
21:00-00:00: DJ for rest of the night.
It is obviously a long day but as I said, our guests are travelling to use and staying in the place the wedding is hosted. Any gaps can be used for guests to enjoy the hotel (golf/spa). The weddings from the rest of my family I have been to have been very similar and have taken from as early as 9 in the day...
Do you have any other ideas for what could be added here or is it enough?