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Event Timeline Sample


Below is a sample event timeline. Most weddings will find that this 6 hour window for your event is more than enough time to celebrate and that often, you may end a bit earlier (This is especially true for weddings with less than 75 guests). This timeline can also be adjusted, if you would like to start earlier. We strongly suggest that you allow sufficient time at the end of your event for clean up, unless you have added on extra time or are using Wildflower’s linen and

décor upgrade option.

Sample Timeline for 5p.m. Wedding/Reception:

4:30PM: Guests begin arriving (directed to side lawn by guest book attendants for drinks, music and yard games)

5:00PM: Ceremony conducted (this is the time to put on your invites)

Officiant enters
Groom Enters
Seating of Grandmothers
Seating of Mothers
Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
Maid of Honor & Best Man
Flower Girl & Ring Bearer
Ceremony conducted
Bride and Groom exit, followed by wedding party Family exits
Guests exit

5:30PM: Cocktails/Photographs 6:00 Couple announced

6:15 PM: Couple to buffet, Wedding Party, Family & Guests directed to buffet

6:45PM: Toast

7:00PM: First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son dance

7:30PM:  Cake cutting/serving

7:45PM: Dancing begins/Fire started

9:00PM:  Bouquet & Garter Toss

10:30PM:  Guests directed to front for farewell

Couple exits

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