I'm currently working on my day of timeline, and I would love some feedback!
Our contract specifically states ceremony is 5pm-5:30pm, cocktail hour is 5:30pm-6:30pm, and reception is from 6:30pm-10:30pm. We are also having a 3 course plated meal, and it is approximately 110-120 guests. I'm most unsure about the placement of special dances and cake cutting. Cocktail hour is going to have tons of food (stations and passed apps), and then the meal is an appetizer, salad, and entree. I want to give some time for guests to digest before going into dessert/coffee. We are not doing bouquet or garter toss.
8am-1pm: Hair and make-up at salon
1pm-1:30pm: Travel from salon to venue(22 minutes estimate)
1:30pm-2:15pm: Getting ready/getting ready photos
2:15pm-3pm: First Look/First Look photos
3pm-4:30pm: Family and Group photos
4:30pm-5pm: Last-minute prep for ceremony
5:30pm-6:30pm: Cocktail Hour
6:35pm: Wedding Party Grand Entrance
6:45pm: First Dance
6:55pm: Anniversary Dance
7pm: First Course served
7pm-7:20pm: Toasts (BM/MoH/Bride's Parents/Groom's Parents/Us-quick thanks)
8pm-8:06pm: Father-Daughter Dance/Mother-Son Dance (each song is a little under 3 minutes)
8:06pm: Open Dance
9pm: Cake Cutting
9:05pm: Open Dance
10pm: Last song of the night
10:30pm: Everyone Leaves
I appreciate any and all feed-back! I am also consulting with my DJ, photographer, and venue event manager. Hair and make-up was determined by salon owner with a good chunk of buffer time.