Here’s an example comprehensive timeline of the day of your wedding.

Your team will make a version of this customized for you, encompassing everything from your arrival for photos, ceremony details, toasts, dances and any other formalities, through the last dance.

5:45pm

Producer to greet outside on plaza

Please provide a list of all guests arriving before the ceremony.

6:00pm

Plaza set for ceremony

Names for the reserved seating

Bride’s side:

Groom’s side:

6:10pm

Ceremony musicians set for cues

Wedding party moved to lobby / common room to line up

6:15pm

Musicians or background music begin to play on plaza

Guests are directed to seating

6:20pm

Wedding party lined up for processional

6:25pm

Officiant walks to place on plaza

Musicians cued to begin processional music

Song

Grandparents/Parents

Groom

Best Man

Groomsmen (shortest to tallest)

Bridesmaids (shortest to tallest)

Maid of Honor

Music change

Song

Bride escorted by

Ceremony

Final ceremony words

Musicians begin

Recessional

Bride & groom recess to Lobby for toast/moment alone

Wedding party to recess to plaza for cocktails

7:00pm

Cocktail hour begins

Beverages & hors d’oeuvres passed

7:40pm

Champagne poured

8:00pm

Cocktail hour ends

Guests directed to dinner

8:15pm

Guests seated, servers to confirm main courses

Wine service

Announcement of the bride and groom

Opportunity for first dance

8:25pm

Welcome toast

8:35pm

First course served

8:45pm

Toast #1

First course cleared

Vendor meals served

9:00pm

Main Course served

9:10pm

Toast #2

9:25pm

Cake cutting

9:30pm

Guests invited to dancing

Band to play lively dance music to get guests to the dance floor

9:40pm

First dance

Father/daughter

Mother/son

Dance floor open for the remainder of the evening

10:15pm

Dessert & Coffee Station open

11:00pm

Wedding attendant begins packing elements to leave with client

11:30pm

Bar closes

11:55pm

Last dance

Guests begin to depart

12:00am

Evening concludes