So I'm a little behind on stuff because of school and I am just getting back into planning. I was curious what time you ladies would think for my wedding.
My wedding is in OR on Dec 27. We are doing a first look (as of right now, but we have to determine based on timing and light) and taking all but family photos before the wedding. Ceremony and reception place are both a golf course (indoor, they have a gorgeous ballroom).
-Wedding party gets ready
-Bridal party pictures, groom's party pictures, first look photos, family photos with immediate family. during first look photos,
-Guests will drive up and park, there is a drop off area under cover if the weather is bad. We are thinking of discussing hiring a valet, just in case of rain.
-As they walk in they are greeted by staff that offer them a drink, some finger foods will also be available, and shown to the coat check and the entrance to the ballroom.
-(So the ballroom will be setup for the ceremony, we don't have to do setup) We will do our 20-30 min ceremony
-Then do a receiving line to get people into the bar and dining area for cocktail hour, drinks will be available before ceremony and immediately after
while the room is being flipped
-Cocktail hour (there will actually be enough seats for everyone during cocktail hour too), During which we will take a few quick photos with grandparents and aunts/uncles then back to drinking
Some light appetizers will be available
-After cocktail hour we will go back to the ballroom and people will need time to move over and find their seats
-The DJ will announce b/g and the salad will be served, my dad will give a welcome/thank you words (short, so not a speech)
-Dinner served (veggie, salmon, and beef are the options), which actually includes a desert bar in addition to our cake, end of dinner and MOH will give her toast (BestM hasn't offered)
-We will cut the cake
-First dance (while cake is cut and plated and set so people can just grab some)
-Father/Daughter dance, first 30 seconds and then DJ will encourage people to get out on the dance floor.
-Dance until the night ends
I was thinking if we start at 4:30 then dinner could be served at 6ish? We will have kids in attendence, though mostly adults at a range of ages, so I thought dinner at six would be best. Any opinions?