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Re: April 2012

Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:45 pm

I'm extremely surprised that your venue is asking you for one... my venue did mine!

Here is mine for you though if that's helpful?? I think it's really a personal choice but if you've never done it before it is difficult to know: -

5.30pm - Guests arrive, pre dinner drinks and canapés
6.00pm - Doors open to room, guests seated
6.15pm - MC welcome / housekeeping and Bridal party entrance
6.30pm - Entree
6.50pm - speeches (the two Dad's)
7.20pm - Mains
7.45pm - Speeches
8.15pm - Cake cutting
8.30pm - Dessert
8.45pm - First dance
9.30pm - T/C and petit fours (cake served in bags)
10.30pm - Beverage package ends
Midnight - Guests depart
 
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Re: April 2012

Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:15 pm

Thank you ladies, and Teena, I really appreciate your help! :heart: :heart:

Our venue sort of gave us a guideline as to how long the entree mains and dessert should take but they left the rest of it to us. Today I've tried drafting it out and it looks like this:

4.15pm Guests head to Cellar door for pre dinner drinks
5.00pm DJ and MC arrive, set up and get ready in reception hall, test microphone and run sound check etc
5.15pm Photographer will take room shots of the reception area
5.20pm – Bride gets changed into another dress
5.45pm Guests head into Reception area.
6.00pm Parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen enter
6.05pm Bride & Groom enter
6.15pm Entree Served
6.45pm Main Served
7.30pm Speech by Father of the bride
7.40pm Speech by Best Man
7.50pm Speech by Groom
8.05pm Dessert Served
8.40pm Bridal waltz
8.50pm Cake cutting, coffee and tea served with cake, bride and groom toasting
9.20pm DJ plays dance set
10.00pm Bouquet toss, garter toss, last drinks are called
10.15 – begin farewell
10.30 – bride and groom leave
10.40pm Guests commence departure

We aim to finish everything by 11pm so it does look like it's quite a rush.. what do you ladies think? :e_think:
 
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Re: April 2012

Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:21 pm

I think that looks great!!
 
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Re: April 2012

Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:14 am

Hi Ladies, sorry to crash the April thread, but I just wanted to wish you ladies all the best for your weddings in the coming weeks!

I'm sure you will all look gorgeous and have the perfect day that you have dreamed of.

Good luck! :D
 
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Re: April 2012

Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:58 am

Teena354 wrote:
I think that looks great!!


Great to hear that! :D I think I'll just use that since I can't be bothered coming up with anything else now :P

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Hi Ladies, sorry to crash the April thread, but I just wanted to wish you ladies all the best for your weddings in the coming weeks!

I'm sure you will all look gorgeous and have the perfect day that you have dreamed of.

Good luck! :D


Thank you so much love! It's all becoming VERY real now!!! 8O 8O
 
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Re: April 2012

Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:06 pm

I'm getting married on the 21st april 2012:)
only 2 weeks, 23 hours, 54 minutes and 53 seconds to go!!!!
 
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Re: April 2012

Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:07 pm

Hi abj! Another 21st April bride! :heart: :D Whereabouts are you getting married? How are your plans coming along?
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:38 am

Hawaiian Wedding wrote:
Hi Ladies, sorry to crash the April thread, but I just wanted to wish you ladies all the best for your weddings in the coming weeks!

I'm sure you will all look gorgeous and have the perfect day that you have dreamed of.

Good luck! :D


Thank you :mrgreen:

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I'm getting married on the 21st april 2012:)
only 2 weeks, 23 hours, 54 minutes and 53 seconds to go!!!!


Yay another April 21st bride! That's 4 of us now I think - from triplets to quads :mrgreen:
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:41 am

TasKaz wrote:
Yay another April 21st bride! That's 4 of us now I think - from triplets to quads


I can't believe there are so many 21st's! I originally wanted the 21st, but now I understand why so many places were already booked! :P

I can't believe it's only 3 weeks away for me today (and 2 for most of you girls, and 1 for Mellie!)!! the time has just totally flown.

I am trying to desperately remember everything and starting to worry I've forgotten things even though I have 500 lists!

The one thing I am pleased about is that I have all my rsvp's back bar one, and the one that's missing is from people we invited late / second round. I almost had to bridezilla some of our guests to get an answer out of them which was frustrating because I gave them a response card, envelope and stamp... so they didn't have to do much and yet apparently it was still too hard for some people to tell me what they were doing... *annnnd deep breath*

Eunice what type of flowers are you having? and what time are you having them delivered / picked up? I am a bit worried about my flowers in the Brisbane weather - I dont want them to be all wilty by the time we get to the church at 1.30pm....
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:19 am

This time in two weeks the four of us will most likely b getting ready!!!
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:26 am

Just checked the 14 day weather forecast for the melbourne brides 22 and sunny so far!!! Raining during the week before though :( not sure how accurate but I am watching with a close eye loll
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:49 pm

Ah only one week now!!!

This time next week I'll be at the alter getting married. Its very, very surreal. Just finished picking all my music and finalising the timeline. As promised (although a little late sorry) here is our day plan

TIME EVENTS
6pm Guests arrive at Magpies Nest
6:15pm Guests to be seated for Dinner
7:15pm Breads to be served to guests at the tables
Welcome and housekeeping by MC
7:30pm Bridal Party arrivals and introductions - "Always" Bon Jovi
Grace
7:45pm Mains served
8:30pm Speeches
9:15pm Cutting of the Cake
Bridal Waltz - "Iris" Goo Good Dolls
9:30pm Dessert platters served
Father / Daughter Dance
Dancing starts
11pm Bouquet Toss - "I believe in a thing called love" The Darkness
Garter Toss - "Sexy and I know it" LMFAO
11:30pm Bride and Groom farewell circle "Today was a fairytale" Taylor Swift
11:45pm Bride and Groom leave
11:45pm Bus arrives to collect Guests
Last songs
Midnight The end
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:26 pm

im getting married in ballarat:0 its such an exciting time!

i think im almost done a few more things to pay for and doing my name cards atm.. but are having trouble printing them!!
how about you? where are you getting married and how are your plans going? :D
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:52 pm

I'm trying to finalise my seating chart and favor tags! Also practising our first dance because we really wanna get it right! 8O

I've tried checking the weather forecast too.. it's one of my biggest worries for the day.. it looks like there might be drizzle the entire week before the 21st in Brisbane. Not going to stress myself over it yet. I think it's only more accurate closer to the date..

Gosh at this time in 2 weeks.. I will be MRS and we will probably be doing our cake cutting right NOW :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:56 pm

I was just telling FH the weather over the past 3 weekends have been amazing and today was no exception. I am really praying hard that this will continue until the end of the month! :e_pray: :e_pray: :e_pray: :e_pray:
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:00 pm

I agree Eunice today was gorgeous - absolutely picture perfect Brisbane day - I hope it stays that way!

OMG first dance - we really need to practice. I haven't even broached that subject with FH yet... he's been working on the OOS booklet for 6 hours straight... so I might wait til that's done before broaching that subject with him :P

He also spent 2 hours doing the placecards today... he is the crafty DIY one and I am in charge of the words only hahaha
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:28 pm

Oops sorry Teena I forgot to answer your previous question. I think we're having the flowers delivered around 11.30am so photographer has about an hour to take any photos she wants. We're leaving to the church at around 12.50pm from Chermside (hopefully there wouldn't be any jam) and I should arrive in church in 30 mins.

Just got back from Easter Vigil mass not too long ago. Being in church makes me think of our wedding day and how it's going to turn out 8O 8O It's freaking me out in a way but I also can't wait for it to be over because I feel like I've been planning for this forever.
 
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Re: April 2012

Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:30 pm

oh that's okay I actually completely forgot that I asked it!! :P but thanks!!

It will turn out awesome - you are extremely prepared and everything will sort itself out perfectly :)
 
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Re: April 2012

Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:31 pm

Teena354 wrote:
It will turn out awesome - you are extremely prepared and everything will sort itself out perfectly :)


I thought I was organised but I wouldn't be stressing out doing these last minute stuff now if I really was :(

I just spent the last couple of hours doing up our seating chart... so here it is! :D :heart: Quite happy with the result :D Was going to have a white frame but saw that this brown one was almost half the price in Kmart compared to the white.. so decided to go for it.

Seating chart.jpg
 
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Re: April 2012

Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:08 am

Place cards, seating arrangement and bomboniere done! Now seating chart... What else?
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