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Wedding Day Itinerary

I've been trying to put together an itinerary for the day of the wedding but I don't know what should come first or how i should organize the day. I have everything up to the ceremony tentatively scheduled but I'm lost as to the order of events at the reception. Do we introduce our bridal party and ourselves then go into supper or do we go ahead and do our first dance. How long should we wait after supper to do the cake cutting/ speeches/ garter & bouquet toss? Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
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Re: Wedding Day Itinerary

  • This is what we did:
    Grandparent intros
    Parents intros
    BP intros
    B/G intro
    First Dance
    BM/MOH toasts
    Dinner
    Father/Daughter dance
    Mother/son dance
    dancing
    our cake cutting was supposed to be at 9pm, we ended up doing it earlier since it was melting in the heat.  I've seen this done right after the first dance as well

    If you are having a DJ they should be able to help with the timeline as well.
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  • Here's my timeline for the lead up to the wedding, and then the ceremony/reception. 

    https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AmRr97rPrJIKdFlkRWpzN3RTbkNDdzkzN3pmNUVLWlE&hl=en&authkey=CKuHxOYL
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  • Here is our order of reception events:

    4:30 Guests arrive to reception venue, appetizers served
    5:00 Bridal party introduced to reception
    5:10 Dinner
    5:50 Toasts
    6:00 First dance
    6:20 Cake cutting
    6:45 Bouquet toss
    6:55 Garter toss
    7:00 Dancing

    We also had a bit of dancing between each event.
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  • Here was our timetable:

    Cocktail hour
    WP/parent entrance
    First dance/hora
    Appeteizer course/BM and MOH toasts
    Dancing/intermezzo (lemon sherbet)
    Plated dinner/FOB and FOG toasts
    Cake cutting
    Tossing bridal bouquet/Dancing
    Dessert
    Dancing/goodbyes
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    You made my wedding day complete.
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    [QUOTE]This is what we did: Grandparent intros Parents intros BP intros B/G intro First Dance BM/MOH toasts Dinner Father/Daughter dance Mother/son dance dancing our cake cutting was supposed to be at 9pm, we ended up doing it earlier since it was melting in the heat.  I've seen this done right after the first dance as well If you are having a DJ they should be able to help with the timeline as well.
    Posted by kellyjellybelly[/QUOTE]

    kelly, did you get married at the bilmar? i think i came across pictures of yours when i googled bilmar weddings, because you look so familiar.
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    [QUOTE]yes i did :)
    Posted by kellyjellybelly[/QUOTE]


    I am getting married there next October!!! I haven't even seen it yet, but I will be going there for the first time next month   Do you have a wedding bio anywhere? I would love to hear about your experiences there :-)
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  • No I'm lame and don't have a bio.  Did you come across our slideshow on youtube?
    Are you using the ballroom or the beach bar?
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    [QUOTE]No I'm lame and don't have a bio.  Did you come across our slideshow on youtube? <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V93cKdpDCUQ" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V93cKdpDCUQ</a> Are you using the ballroom or the beach bar?
    Posted by kellyjellybelly[/QUOTE]

    Yes! That is where I saw you.. I remembered because you and your H reminded me so much of me and my FI-- especially him in that tuxedo tshirt, haha!

    We are using the beach bar
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  • that's what we used too - i'll send you a PM - probably tomorrow.  Is Eric Audit still there?  Overall, we had a great experience.  There were a few little things that I wasn't happy with, but overall, loved it.  
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    [QUOTE]that's what we used too - i'll send you a PM - probably tomorrow.  Is Eric Audit still there?  Overall, we had a great experience.  There were a few little things that I wasn't happy with, but overall, loved it.  
    Posted by kellyjellybelly[/QUOTE]

    Yes, he is. I have only spoken with him a couple times, since we are still pretty far out. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it :-)
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    [QUOTE]Here's my timeline for the lead up to the wedding, and then the ceremony/reception.  <a href="https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AmRr97rPrJIKdFlkRWpzN3RTbkNDdzkzN3pmNUVLWlE&hl=en&authkey=CKuHxOYL" rel="nofollow">https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AmRr97rPrJIKdFlkRWpzN3RTbkNDdzkzN3pmNUVLWlE&hl=en&authkey=CKuHxOYL</a>
    Posted by squirrly[/QUOTE]
    LOVE your spreadsheet....I'm an organize junkie so this was heaven!
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    image 118 Are ready to party!
    image 12 Are missing out
    image 60 Are going to make me call them
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Wedding Day Itinerary : Yes, he is. I have only spoken with him a couple times, since we are still pretty far out. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it :-)
    Posted by bdulli13[/QUOTE]
    have you picked your other vendors yet?
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Wedding Day Itinerary : have you picked your other vendors yet?
    Posted by kellyjellybelly[/QUOTE]

    Only photographer, so far. DEFINITELY open to suggestions!
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  • ok, i'll include my vendor reviews.  I used Flawless Occasions for DOC, Dana Dineen for flowers, Movie Magic for Videographer, Rob Sword for DJ, the Publix across the street for cake... hmm what else...  we had a friend do our ceremony.  Oh, Beauty Brought Out for hair/makeup.  
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Wedding Day Itinerary : LOVE your spreadsheet....I'm an organize junkie so this was heaven!
    Posted by Mkelley1[/QUOTE]

    It was great - I gave a copy to all the vendors, and they ran with it.  No DOC required. 
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    Married: 2010
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    Mom to H: 2014

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  • We did
    ~Dinner (buffet)
    ~Our entrance (we ate in a room away from everyone else)
    ~First dance
    ~Father/Daughter dance
    ~Intro of Santa Claus
    ~Toast
    ~Cake
  • we got all the boring crap out of the way first, that way people could start dancing and having fun whenever. So we were announced and went straight into the dances, then the toasts. (guests were served their salads before we started so they could eat that during). Then we took a short break and cut the cake during the main course.

    Then we were DONE and people could enjoy themselves. I personally hate when people drag out the broring parts. Let the party begin! And NEVER interrupt it and push people off the dance floor for somethings. Thats a major party foul.
  • I have a meeting with Rob Sword while we are there, and we were planning on Publix for cake also. How was the music?
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  • Here is our timeline:

    6:00 wedding at church
    7:00 cocktail hour starts while we take pictures
    8:00 WP and B/G announced
    8:15 Toasts then dinner
    9:15 cut the cake
    9:30 first dances then floor open to everyone to get party started!
    11:00 reception ends

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