Happy New Years Ladies! 2013 is here and I will be in Maui Hawaii next year for our 15th Anni...
First of all, I hope all of you are enjoying your 4th of July weekend:) I don't know how the weather is where you girls are at, but right now here in Iowa it's about 85 degrees with practically no humidity, which is a rarity in Iowa! I should be outside enjoying the weather! I will tonight because we are grilling out just the FH and I:)
So, I was putting together my timeline for photographer, DJ, and bridal party! I think I have what I want, but I'm not quite for sure of what to do first at the reception. Maybe you girls can help me out with this like you always do:)
We decided to take all of our pictures before the ceremony because almost all of our guests are coming in from out of town. So, we didn't want to make them wait around for us to get finished with pictures before they could enjoy the reception!
This is what I have planned for what the day will look like:
10:00 am 10:25 - Getting ready photos
10:30am 10:45/11:00 - First Look and Bride and Groom Pictures
Reception Hall by the Pavilion and Pond
10:45 11:15 Wedding Party Pictures by the Pavilion
11:25 11:50/12:00 Take Wedding Party Pictures / Bride and Groom Pictures with parasols??? This will be at a historical building in the town where our reception will be.
12:05 12:25 Wedding Party Pictures/ Bride and Groom Pics
12:40 2:15 Church Pictures
3:45 - Thank our guests for coming to the ceremony:)
4:00/4:15 5:00 The wedding party will get in the limo and possibly go to a couple local bars
5:15 - Wedding Party entrance into the reception hall.
5:30 - Cake Cutting Pictures???
5:45 - Toasts???
6:00 - Dinner and Slideshow
7:00/7:15 - (depends how long it takes everyone to eat) - first dance
7:15 - First Dance/Father, Daughter Dance, Mother, Son Dance, Wedding Party dance
7:45 - Dancing for all:)
8:15 - Garter Toss
8:25 - Bouquet Toss
8:30 - Dancing the night away:)
What do you think about this timeline? The things that I didn't know about were the cake cutting, toasts, garter toss, and bouquet toss times? Please let me know if you think this sounds like it would work.
The pictures that I have posted are the wedding timelines that I think I'm going to give to my bridal party:) Have you made your own timelines and given it to the bridal party? I just think that this would help things go smoothly and everyone will know where to be when!
Thanks again girls! Enjoy your 4th of July:)