Hi all! Planning a small backyard wedding. Ceremony to begin at 5:00. The yard is small so where we’re getting married, taking family pics, and eating/dancing is all in the same area. No bridal party.
Having trouble figuring out a timeline. I was thinking after getting ready at hotel around 3:30, to meet at a separate location for a first look and pics with my fiancé and sisters. Arrive at ceremony around 4:45. Ceremony ends around 5:15. Now, I’m not sure what to do after. Usually at a venue you go off and take pics and get your entrance after. But where we’re taking family pics is where we did the ceremony. I’m trying to incorporate family pics after ceremony and then a first dance somewhere around there. Should we walk off after ceremony to the front yard and then have an entrance and dance right after? Or kind of pointless? Also family pics around that time too.
Cocktail hour can begin after ceremony. Eat dinner at 6:30, toasts, dancing, and cake cutting. No parent/bride/groom dance.