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1Pm timeline help

Mariah, on April 22, 2021 at 11:06 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 3

Here is what I have so far...Help!

1PM ceremony

115 I walk down the aisle

145-245 cocktail hour family pics and individual pics (we don’t have a bridal party)

Then what? What time should dinner be? When do the dances happen? Speeches?


Latest activity by Lynnie, on April 23, 2021 at 3:18 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Ask your photographer and day of coordinator or dj for suggestions.

    A late lunch of early dinner should follow cocktail hour immediately. Dances (first dance) can be before, during or after dinner. Speeches during dinner

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  • Grace
    Super February 2022
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    I am having a 12pm wedding and making the meal at the reception a late lunch (about 1:30-2:00pm). Similar timeline to yours, just shifted up an hour.

    Timeline is not finalized yet but the tentative order is: ceremony, cocktail hour/photos, lunch begins, speeches (if any) durring lunch, first dance (all other dancing follows), cut cake and serve dessert, event ends.
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Hi Mariah! Like Michelle said, you should talk to your venue/caterer, photographer, and DJ to come up with a reception timeline together.

    This article has great scheduling tips and a sample timeline you can use as a starting point:

    9 Wedding Day Timeline Rules Every Couple Should Follow

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