Our venue has requested we put together a day-of schedule so that they know who is arriving when and what our general plans are. I went to a wedding last summer where all the dances, cake cutting, etc. were so spread out that it really left hardly any time for guests to dance and have fun before the bride and groom left. I know we can confirm details with our DJ and venue, but I wanted to run this timeline by some Knotties to see what you think as far as if this is too spread out, not spread out enough, etc.
5:30 p.m. - ceremony
6 p.m. - guests to reception (same venue)
6:30-7 p.m. (ish) - bride and groom/bridal party to reception (we are doing first looks so hoping to get the majority of photos done before the ceremony and just family pictures after), first dance follows after DJ announces bride and groom
7:30 p.m. - father/daughter and mother/groom dances
8 p.m. - cut the cake, best man and MOH make toasts
9 p.m. - bouquet and garter toss
10 p.m. - bride and groom leave
(guests must be out of venue by 11 p.m.)
My mom drafted this schedule, and my only worry is that the 9 p.m. bouquet toss seems late to me? I understand not doing everything right away, but like I said, I don't want everything so dragged out like they were at a wedding we attended recently. Any thoughts are appreciated!