My FI and I are working on the timeline for our wedding reception next month. Could someone please take a look at this and tell me if it looks OK or needs some adjustment? Thank you!
(Note: We are doing photos/first look beforehand, and no formal announcement-type introductions, and no cake cutting; we're just having cupcakes and people will just be able to grab them.)
Mostly, I'm not sure what to expect w/r/t toasts, spotlight dances, etc. I want it to flow and also would prefer people enjoy their time and socializing, rather than having to watch us all the time.
1-1:30p -- ceremony
1:30-1:45p -- yichud (Jewish wedding; couple goes into seclusion briefly after ceremony)
1:30-2:30p -- cocktail hour (FI and I will arrive around 1:45p)
2:30p -- reception starts
2:30-2:40p -- first dance (3 min.); then open dance floor for 2 more (short) songs
2:40-2:45p -- motzi (blessing) (this will really take like 1 minute)
2:45p -- buffet opens
3:30-3:45-ish? -- toasts (one or two dads; MOH, best man; all will keep it brief)
3:45p -- dad/daughter & mom/son dance (done during same song), 3 min.
3:48 or whatever -- open dance floor
5:20p -- shuttle bus: 1st pickup at venue for those who want to leave earlier
6p -- shuttle bus: 2nd and final pickup at venue
(Note: My FI is sitting next to me and just said, "God, we should have just eloped." Well, yes.)