I was wondering if any of you lovely people have a wedding day timeline you are will to share. We have a 4pm church wedding followed by an informal reception afterwards and I am a little stressed about how much time to allow for photos, speeches etc. Thank you :-)
Our ceremony started around 4pm (a little late as registrars took ages doing their bits beforehand) We then had photos then guests had a drink while we went down the vineyard for more photos (just the 2 of us) we were due to eat at 6pm but we were a little late due to having to wait for venue to get the vineyard gates unlocked. We were eating & doing speeches til just after 7.30 when our eve guests were starting to arrive. But we didn't feel rushed or late, nothing goes to plan when it's organised like that, but we had a perfect day 😊
I would allow at least a hour /hour and a half for photos it’s surprising how long they take. It also depends on how meany photos you want. Ask your photographer they will be able to tell you. For the speeches I would say 30 mins tops. If you are having you wedding in a ‘wedding venue’ speak to them they would of done it 100’s of times so will be able to help. Xxxx
Our ceremony is at 1.30pm followed by photos where the guests will be served canapés and drinks, we seat down to eat for 4/4.30pm then roughly do speeches around 5.30/6 and cut the cake. Evening guests will be arriving around 7pm
Our ceremony was at 4pm we had photos after from half 4 till half 5 we arrived at reception at 6 had some more photos till 7 sat down at half 7 for a meal did the speeches inbetween meals (we had a magician for the inbetween parts) then let the kids have an hour playing and dancing while we chatted then did put first dance then cut the cake then just enjoyed the rest of our night. We had a small intimate wedding with only 30 people and our day went to plan with not one hitch. Good luck! X
Married at 3pm, photos 3.45 till 4 30 (were not having loads professionally done as my MIL is a professional photographer) food 5.30-7.30 then disco x
Speak to your photographer. It will depend what photos you want and how many x
We had our ceremony at 12, the venue for the reception was 30/40 minutes away so our sit down wedding breakfast started at 3 to allow people time to travel and to allow us to have photos taken. Speeches were given at half 4 after the meal had been eaten. Sit down reception finished at 6 ready for the room to be set up for the evening reception at 7.
Advice from our venue was
Drinks Reception/Photos 1.5-2hrs
Food and Speeches 1.5-2hrs
I wanted my wedding at 12 so I could spend more time with friends and family but the husband wanted it for about 3/4 to make sure we had plenty of time to decorate etc
We had the wedding at 2:30 as a compromise but I do still regret that I didn't get a lot of time with my friends and family.
So ceremony stated at just about 2:40 as we had to meet with the registrar, then photos from about 3 till about 4/4:30 food from about 5 after the speeches and then we went to another venue for the evening do.
My lovely photographer had us detour to a lovely Abbey for some photos there too. It was a beautiful day and I did get to spend time with as many people as possible. Just remember that everyone understands that you've got to spread yourself out to see everyone so they know that you can only spend about 2 mins per person and you'll likely be dragged about here and there. Make the most of the photos with your husband as that'll likely be the only time you will both be together the whole day. You'll likely end up splitting up during the day to try and see everyone
Weve got church for 3
Photos allowed up to 2 hours as were moving around for them
Back to venue for drinks and nibbles
Then speeches and first dance
Band from 7.30 and dj from 8 along with buffet
Your photographer should give you a time line for this... Ours gave us a 2.5hr break for photos...
Ours was church ceremony at 12, arrival at reception venue for 2, greet and photos until 3:30 - sit down meal - 5:30 ish- then a break for me to have half an hour out of my dress, for evening reception to begin at 6:15. First dance at 7:30, daddy daughter dance straight after, and then party onnn ♥️ worked perfectly for us xx
we had ours at 1, church was an hour with pictures and then venue sit down 3pm onwards..... we finished around 5ish, then the venue moved and that started at 7pm as we couldnt have the same venue due to mix up.. it was supposed to end at midnight but it went on till about 3am no one would go home lol