Day of Timeline:

4:00 pm
Vendors begin to arrive

5:00 pm
Museums close to public, and set up begins  

5:45 pm
Producer to greet you and your wedding party 
Please provide a list of all guests arriving before the ceremony.  

6:00 pm
Lower-level set for ceremony  

6:10 pm
Ceremony musicians set for cues 
The wedding party moved to the lobby / common room to line up  

6:15 pm
Musicians or background music begins to play
Guests are directed to seating  

6:20 pm
Wedding party lined up for processional  

6:25 pm
Officiant walks to place on Lower Level
Musicians are cued to begin processional music 

7:00 pm
Cocktail hour begins, Galleries open 

7:40 pm
Champagne poured  

8:00 pm
Cocktail hour ends 
Guests are directed to dinner  

8:15 pm
Guests are seated, and servers to confirm the main courses 
Wine service 
Announcement of the bride and groom 
Opportunity for the first dance  

8:25 pm
Welcome toast  

8:35 pm
The first course served  

8:45 pm
Toast #1 
The first course cleared 
Vendor meals served   

9:00 pm
Main Course served  

9:10 pm
Toast #2  

9:25 pm
Cake cutting  

9:30 pm
Guests invited to dancing 
Band to play lively dance music to get guests to the dance floor  

9:40 pm
First dance 
The dance floor open for the remainder of the evening  

10:15 pm
Dessert & Coffee Stations open  

11:00 pm
The wedding attendant begins packing elements to leave with the client  

11:30 pm
Bar closes & entertainment ends  

12:00 am
Evening concludes 

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