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#21 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

I like that your doing about 25 mins for photos. That makes sense. And then when guests are done they can go on to the cocktail. How many guests are you having? We are only going or have 25-30.

I'm so OCD about dining and the flow, it stems back to my childhood memories of my father sitting down to dinner and in a matter of fact way, letting his server the way her wants his meals served " please bring out my appetizer and leave no lag than serveral minutes once you see that it is completed until you serve my dinner salad" lol oh Greek men.

Anyways if my planner was saying allow for it I would be fine as long as there were no gaps in courses. And 5 courses would take about an hour and a half so she's prob correct.


Wafflesmom, I looked into it too! Couldn't afford to swing it.

I have never attended a DW before. If the hotel rooms were easily accessible than I think it wouldn't be a problem.

There are so many wedding traditions that I never even heard about, like how it's popular in NY to start dancing before food is even served and in between courses.

I love hearing everyone's ideas. It brings up really interesting perspectives and lets me think about all of my options!

#22 yasminea84

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:25 PM

I like that your doing about 25 mins for photos. That makes sense. And then when guests are done they can go on to the cocktail. How many guests are you having? We are only going or have 25-30.

I'm so OCD about dining and the flow, it stems back to my childhood memories of my father sitting down to dinner and in a matter of fact way, letting his server the way her wants his meals served " please bring out my appetizer and leave no lag than serveral minutes once you see that it is completed until you serve my dinner salad" lol oh Greek men.

Anyways if my planner was saying allow for it I would be fine as long as there were no gaps in courses. And 5 courses would take about an hour and a half so she's prob correct.


Wafflesmom, I looked into it too! Couldn't afford to swing it.

I have never attended a DW before. If the hotel rooms were easily accessible than I think it wouldn't be a problem.

There are so many wedding traditions that I never even heard about, like how it's popular in NY to start dancing before food is even served and in between courses.

I love hearing everyone's ideas. It brings up really interesting perspectives and lets me think about all of my options!

do you mind sharing your ceremony wording? Also where are you getting Married?


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#23 JenniferH114

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:26 PM

@LisaAnthonyPoppy - We are having about the same number of guests as you. We are at 25 booked with a few more maybes. The WC actually mentioned the brief break for photos between the ceremony and cocktail hour, so that was nice. I wouldn't have even thought about it. I think it'll be just enough without people standing around wondering what's next. Overall, I'm very happy with our (rough) timeline. I'm sure after the dancing/DJ, people will head to one of the resort's late night bars. :)


Edited by JenniferH114, 02 February 2015 - 02:30 PM.


#24 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 07:08 PM

@yasminea84 I do mind. I don't mean to put you off but until I hear them spoken by our officiant I kind of want to protect the sanctity of them, if that even makes sense. Thank you for asking though.

#25 yasminea84

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:10 PM

No Worries!


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