So my wedding is in less than a month (!!!!!!!) and I'm starting to get a rough sketch of my Day-Of timeline, I expect it'll undergo some edits as we nail down details with the photographer and who exactly is giving toasts and things, but I want some feedback on the order and spacing of the reception events.
Things to keep in mind: only 5 hours of photography; ceremony and reception at the same venue (our church); no formal cocktail hour; <50 people total; not doing tosses; not doing a grand exit.
Timeline Draft 1:
10:00 Flowers Delivered to Church
10:30 Photography starts
- (First Look, Couple Portraits, Bridal Party Portraits done before the ceremony)
11:00 Cake Delivered to Church
12:15 Invite Time
- (Family Formals Taken after the ceremony)
1:00 Reception Starts (Bar Opens; DJ starts; appetizers served)
1:30 Newlyweds Entrance followed by First Dance
1:35 FOB Welcome Toast (Buffet Opens/ Lunch begins)
1:40-2:20 Meal Time/ Bride & Groom greet each table
2:05-2:20 MOH/ BM/ POG Toasts (toward end of the meal)
2:25 Joint Parents dance followed by open dance floor
3:15 Couple’s Thank you toast and Cake Cutting
3:30 Photography ends
4:30 Bar Closes
5:00 Last Dance/Reception Ends
Edited to fix a time.