First and foremost, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
Yesterday we paid the deposite on the Carnegie Institution! (Squee! And Note: We found out we've been calling it the wrong thing, the Institute, when infact there's a 'tion to it! oops)
But now that we signed our contract for 5 hours, we wonder - is that enough time?! Here's a rough estimate of how the evening will go (with pictures beforehand):
5p: Guests begin to arrive ("event time starts")
5:30 - 5:45ish: ceremony
6:15 - ceremony ends, cocktail hour(ish) begins
7 - cocktail hour ends, guests move to seat
7:10 - announce couple (us!) and thank you speeches
7:30 - 8 seated dinner with first dance between courses
8 - 10 bestman/matron of honor speeches, dancing w/ cake cutting inbetween
(If we add an additional hour, how will that effect the cost of the band and caterer/bartender?)
Do we need an extra hour during the dancing time, logistically?
Ack! Help me, people with wedding knowledge!