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#1 rdhbride

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    Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:20 PM

    i am trying to make a time line and was wondering how everyones day is planned out. not really sure how to do our cocktail part of the reception. and also where you are planning on having it. our ceremony is at 4. was thinking it would probably take about 30 minutes. def want time for pics. urghhhhh !!!! just want the day to run smoothly! any suggestions greatly appreciated

    #2 Jocy

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      Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:13 AM

      Hmmmm, i'm upset nobody has responded coz i've been wondering the exact same thing!!

      Our ceremony is also at 4pm.

      Is anyone else just leaving a gap so they can take piccy's without missing their own cocktail reception?? That's what I'm tempted to do since half our guests will be in the pictures.

      Here's my thoughts so far:

      4:00pm - 4:30pm Ceremony
      4:30 - 5:30pm Piccys
      5:30pm - 6:30pm Cocktail Hr
      6:30pm - 10:30pm Reception

      #3 nsbride2010

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        Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:04 PM

        I know that the ceremony is only about 15 minutes! We aren't doing a cocktail hour, simply because our ceremony is at 6:00 p.m. We will just have the supper at about 7:30 or so! So as far as a cocktail hour I couldn't tell you how I'm doing it... it depends on whether or not you are having a reception dinner because if you wanted a gap between the ceremony and cocktail hour, you might be cutting it close to the dinner. ALTHOUGH, it would be kind of neat to go from a cocktail hour to dinner!

        Haha there is my little ramble... so I guess in the end I would have a gap if I wanted to enjoy my own cocktail hour, but if it didn't mater to me and was more for the guests, I would do it right after. It depends on what your goal is :)
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        #4 Jocy

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          Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:09 PM

          So what are you having your guests do between your ceremony ending at 6:15pm and dinner starting at 7:30pm?? Just amuse themselves?

          #5 cogswellgray

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            Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:29 PM

            i asked Deyanira the same exact thing. I said, I need a schedule of that day. she said
            ceremony :615
            Cocktails:615(which confused me, but i think she means after) the bride and groom go off to take photos while the guests enjoy some cocktails. For my sisters wedding in the gazebo she took off for photos after the cermony and we went upstairs to the bar in the lobby where they have couches to lounge around on. They handed out champagne immedietly after the cermony as well.
            Dinner: 7:30
            *remember this gap also gives time for your MOH to decorate the reception with any extra details you want for centerpeices.

            #6 nsbride2010

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              Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:41 PM

              That makes sense...

              Its the MOH that would do that, not the WC? I'm confused...
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              #7 Tam

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                Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:58 PM

                I would allow more time for pics.. I don't think 30min is enough. I am getting married around 3. Pics for at least an hour (drinks go with that as I hate getting my picture taken), I was thinking of the champagne toast would be right after too, so I guess that takes us to 5. From 5-6, 630ish?? would be cocktail time and then dinner.

                Does that make sense? I don't think it has to be planned minute by minute.. nothing runs on time in the DR. Don't stress about that.

                Let Deyanira worry about all that stuff... Doesn't she decorate for us too?? I think so.

                #8 tlcmd

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                  Posted 07 November 2009 - 11:45 AM

                  People could relax and have a few drinks in the lobby bar while you take your pics.

                  #9 cogswellgray

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                    Posted 07 November 2009 - 02:45 PM

                    Well I did make sure everything was where it should be before all the guests arrived as MOH for my sisters wedding. The tables were all set up, but we added a few personal things to each place setting. Maybe my sister didn't talk that over with the wedding coordinator before hand, I'm not sure. But I think its a good idea to have someone make sure everything is where it should be before everyone arrives for dinner...ya know?

                    #10 PynkLemonade

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                      Posted 09 November 2009 - 06:06 PM

                      Our schedule looks like this so far but is tentative and could change at any moments knowing me, lol.

                      5:30-6:15 Ceremony (we are having Pastor Rick York come and so a symbolic ceremony and it lasts about 45 minutes since I added a soloist and 2 readings)

                      6:30-7:30- Cocktail Hour/Mix and Mingle for guests **Pictures for the bridal party

                      7:45-10:30- Dinner/Cake/Toast/Dancing on Terrace

                      11:30 - Disco Club for those who want to change and come back out and party :)

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