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Example of a Wedding Timeline

A Standard American Wedding Timeline:

 

Note: Your hour may start differently but the detail and event should be similiar. Here is an example of a 8 hour Wedding.

 

2pm                 Photographer arrive for pre wedding photo for the Bride

 

2pm-3:00pm    Florist – bring flower

 

2pm                 Cake – should be setting up

 

3:00pm            Guests Begin to arrive at hotel,

                      Photographer stop pre wedding photo to photograph venue & guest.

                               

3:30pm            Ceremony Begins

 

4:00pm            Ceremony Concludes

Cocktail Hour Commences in Courtyard while Photographer will These Photo below

A) family portrait

B) bridal party portrait

C) Couple Portrait.

IT'S RECOMMENDED TO HAVE AROUND 2 HOURS RESERVE FOR FAMILY, BRIDAL PARTY & COUPLE PORTRAIT PHOTO. IT WILL BE LESS STRESSFUL FOR YOU. BUT WE ALSO WILL DO WHATEVER THE TIME YOU DECIDE TO GIVE US AS SOME WEDDING ONLY HAVE AROUND 1 HOURS TO DO ALL THE 3 PHOTO EVENT ABOVE. IT IS STILL DOABLE.

 

5:30pm            Cocktail hour end - guests begin to move to Reception Room

                        Bridal Party escorted to line up and prepare for grand entrance. Bride freshment up

 

5:40pm            Guests seated in Maritime Room

 

5:45pm            Grand Introductions:

Bridal Party – Music: TBD

Bridesmaid & Groomsman

Bridesmaid

Bridesmaid

Maid of Honor & Best Man

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Bride and Groom – Music: TBD

Mr. & Mrs. Hoffman

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5:50pm              First Dance – TBD

                        Welcome (not a toast) or Prayer/Blessing - TBD

 

6:00pm            Buffet Opens – Banquet Staff to escort each table to Buffet, Headtable first

                        Bride & Groom to visit Tables - TBD

 

6:35pm              Champagne Poured

 

6:45pm               Toasts – TBD

 

7:00pm               Servers to start clearing plates

 

8:10pm              Father/Daughter Dance - TBD

                        Mother/Son Dance - TBD

 

8:20pm              Cake Cutting

Thank you from Bride & Groom - TBD

                        Cake Served along with Coffee, Decaf & Tea

 

8:30pm             Guests Invited to the Dance Floor

 

9:00pm            Bouquet & Garter Toss - TBD

 

9:55pm            Last Call / Last Dance

 

10:00pm          Reception Concludes

 

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