We have a long weekend here in Canada so I have a plan to knock out a lot of wedding related tasks over the three day weekend. We have less than 60 days left to go, so there is no time for fooling around!
My big task last night was tackling our wedding day timeline. I started with the Wedding Day Planner in Google Docs which was a great template. I took out the things that didn’t pertain to us and put in my own times for when flowers are to arrive or when vendors have access to our site. I also tried to think about the photos we wanted to have done, how long did I think they would take, and when in the day should we schedule them?
The biggest glitch I had was figuring out how the reception should be structured. We go straight from the ceremony to cocktail hour and then straight inside the Brock House for the reception. Do we have a few toasts before dinner or do we get started on eating right away?
Who toasts? The Best Man, our Maid of Honour….do our fathers toast? And since Mr. Gazelle’s parents are divorced Father-in-Law Gazelle can’t really speak for Mr. Gazelle’s mom so then what?
So then we are done with dinner and toasts…when do we cut the cake and do our first dance? FYI, dancing is in the same room as the buffet so I don’t think we can do our dance before dinner which I know is popular right now. And do you know that if you Google “when to cut the wedding cake” the majority of your results will be “how to cut the wedding cake”? No worries, I’m sure Mr. Gazelle and I can figure out how to cut the cake!
Do you have any tips on toasts, particularly with divorced parents? Or suggestions on when we should cut the cake in relation to our first dance? How did you come up with a wedding day timeline?