Jul 24, 2010
Double and Triple check day-of and honeymoon checklists
Drive up to PA
10:00 AM - Wake-up call
12:00 PM - Get ready for rehearsal
2:30 PM - Leave for Weddiong venue
3:30 PM - Arrive at venue
4:00 PM - Wedding Rehearsal
5:15 PM - Leave for Rehearsal dinner
6:00 PM - Arrive at Rehearsal dinner
6:00 PM - Rehearsal dinner
8:00 PM - Leave for home
8:30 PM - Arrive at home and RELAX
8:00 AM - Wake-up call
8:30 AM - Get ready
9:00 AM - Decorate cake
2:00 PM - Gather together all decorations and day-of must-haves
4:00 PM - Leave for Wedding venue
5:00 PM - Arrive at venue
5:00 PM - Decorate and Set-up
6:00 PM - Take dinner break
7:00 PM - Leave for hotel
7:15 PM - Arrive at hotel
7:15 PM - Get settled, relax
8:00 PM - Bed time
3:30 AM - Wake-up call
3:30 AM - Get ready
4:00 AM - Leave for Wedding venue
4:15 AM - Arrive at venue
4:15 AM - Decorate and Finishing touches
6:00 AM - Leave for appointments
6:30 AM - Arrive at Tammy's
6:30 AM - Bride's, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids', and Mothers' hair
8:00 AM - Bride's, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids', and Mothers' make-up
11:00 AM - Light lunch during hair and make-up (salad, sandwiches, etc. Subway?)
12:00 PM - Photographer arrives
12:15 PM - Leave for hotel
12:30 PM - Arrive at hotel
12:30 PM - Get dressed and final touches
1:30 PM - Leave for Wedding venue
1:45 PM - Arrive at venue
10:00 AM - Wake-up call
10:30 AM - Shower
11:00 PM - Lunch
12:00 PM - Get ready
12:00 PM - Photographer
1:10 PM - Presentation of Bride's gift to Groom
1:15 PM - Leave for Wedding venue
1:30 PM - Arrive at venue
1:30 PM - Prelude - "Canon in D" by Pachabel
Ushers begin seating guests
Seating of the Parents:
-Seating of the Groom's grandmother
-Seating of the Bride's grandmother
-Seating of the Groom's father
Seating of the Mothers - "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill
*Before taking their seats, the Mothers will light their respective child's candle for the Unity lighting
2:00 PM - Bridal Processional Begins - "Here I Am" by Leona Lewis
-Minister and Groom enter
-Bridesmaids and Groomsmen enter, two by two
-Maid of Honor and Best Man enter
Wedding March Begins - "Bridal March" by Jonathan Cain
-The Bride and her father enter
-Typically the Bride's mother will stand as a signal for all of the guests to stand
Giving Away of the Bride:
Minister: Who gives this woman to be married to this man?
Father of the bride: Her mother and I do.
Minister: Friends, we are gathered here today to share with Robert and Amanda a very important moment in their lives. In the time they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured, and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife. Please bow your heads as we pray for Robert and Amanda.
Call to Prayer:
Minister: Our Father, love has been Your richest and greatest gift to the world. Love between a man and woman which matures into marriage is one of Your most beautiful types of loves. Today we celebrate that love. May Your blessing be on this wedding service. Protect, guide, and bless Robert and Amanda in their marriage. Surround them and us with Your love, now and always. Amen.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Bride and Groom face each other
Groom: I, Robert, take you Amanda, to be my wife, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.
Bride: I, Amanda, take you Robert, to be my husband, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.
Exchanging of the Rings:
Minister: Lord, bless these rings which we bless in your name. Grant that those who wear them may always have a deep faith in each other. May they do Your will and always live together in peace, good will, and love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Groom: Amanda, I give you this ring as a sign of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Bride: Robert, I give you this ring as a sign of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Lighting of the Unity Candle - "From This Moment" by Shania Twain and Bryan White:
Minister: The two outside candles have been lighted to represent both your lives in this moment. They are two distinct lights, each capable of going their separate ways. As you join now in marriage, there is a merging of these two lights into one light. This is what the Lord meant when He said, "On this account a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall be one flesh." From now on your thoughts shall be for each other rather than your individual selves. Your plans shall be mutual, your joys and sorrows shall be shared alike. As you each take a candle and together light the center one, you will extinguish your own candles, thus letting the center candle represent the union of your lives into one flesh. As this one light cannot be divided, neither shall your lives be divided but a united testimony in a Christian home. May the radiance of this one light be a testimony of your unity in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Followed by presentation of roses to mothers.
The Closing Prayer:
Minister: May the love of God be above you to overshadow you, beneath you to uphold you, before you to guide you, behind you to protect you, close beside you and within you to make you able for all things, and to reward your faithfullness with the joy and peace which the world cannot give -- neither can it take away. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, to whom be glory now and evermore.
The Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
The Nuptial Blessing:
Minister: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of his continence upon you, and give you peace. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Minister: Robert, you may now kiss your bride.
Presentation of the Couple:
Minsiter: It is now my privilege to introduce to you for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Amanda Heiney
Recessional - "I Got You, Babe" by Sonny and Cher:
Bride and Groom
Maid of Honor and Best Man
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer
The Ushers return to escort the honored guests in reverse order of their entrance
The Ushers may then dismiss the remaining guests, either all at once, or one row at a time
2:30 PM - Guests may resort to the picnic pavillions for "cocktail hour"
2:30 PM - Formal and Fun Bridal Party pictures
3:45 PM - Return to venue
3:45 PM - Bridal Party and Parents' Introductions:
Parents of the Bride, Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Maryellen Ebbert II
"What I Like About You" by The Romantics
Parents of the Groom, Mrs Robin Weber escorted by Mr. William Heiney
"Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns 'N Roses
Sister of the Groom, Heather Heiney escorted by Brother of the Bride, Robert Ebbert III
"Daylight" by Matt and Kim
Bridesmaid, Jenelle Fronheiser escorted by Groomsman, Kevin Heilman
"Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis
Bridesmaid, Denise Zastko escorted by Groomsman, Kevin Kuntz
"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
Maid of Honor, Nicole Roeseler escorted by Best Man, Joshua Schweibinz
"I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts
3:50 PM - Bride and Groom Introduction:
It is my honor to introduce to you for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Amanda Heiney
"I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
3:51 PM - Bride and Groom's First Dance - "Never Gonna Be Alone" by Nickelback
3:55 PM - Best Man's and Any Other Toasts
4:00 PM - Prayer and Dinner is Served
5:30 PM - Cake Cutting - "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar
5:45 PM - Bride/Father Dance - "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle
5:50 PM - Groom/Mother Dance - "Never Alone" by Jim Brickman and Sara Evans
5:55 PM - Bridal Party Dance - "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King
6:00 PM - Open Dancing Begins
7:50 PM - Young Girl Bouquet Toss - "" by
7:53 PM - Bouquet Toss - "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
7:55 PM - Garter Retrieval/Toss - "Animals" by Nickelback
8:00 PM - Open Dancing Continues
9:55 PM - Last Song - "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
10:00 PM - Clean-up
10:30 PM - Leave for Hotel
10:45 AM - Arrive at hotel and WEDDING NIGHT!
8:30 AM - Wake-up call
8:30 AM - Shower and get ready
9:45 AM - Check Honeymoon last minute checklist
10:00 AM - Check out and Leave for Airport (almost 3 hour drive)
3:40 PM - Flight departure
6:30 PM - Arrive in Miami, FL
11:00 AM - Hotel check-out
11:15 AM - Arrive at port
4:00 PM - Sail Away!!
8:00 AM - Arrive at port
9:30 AM - Airport transfer
12:15 PM - Flight departure
2:45 PM - Arrive in Baltimore, MD
Prelude: "Canon in D" by Pachelbel
Moms entering and lighting candles: "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill
Bridal Party: "Here I Am" by Leona Lewis
Bride's Processional: "Bridal March" by Jonathan Cain
Unity Candle: "From This Moment" by Shania Twain and Bryan White
Recessional: "I've Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher
Bride's Parents: "What I Like About You" by The Romantics
Groom's Parents: "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns N' Roses
Heather and Robert: "Daylight" by Matt and Kim
Jenelle and Kevin H: "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis
Denise and Kevin K: "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
Nicole and Josh: "I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts
Bride and Groom: "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
First Dance: "I Will Be" by Leona Lewis
Cake Cutting: "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar
Bridal Party Dance: "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King
Bride and Dad: "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle
Groom and Mom: "Never Alone" by Jim Brickman and Sara Evans
Anniversary Dance: "You're Still The One" by Shania Twain
Longest Married Shared with Bride and Groom: "Remember When" by Alan Jackson
Bouquet Toss: "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
Garter: "Animals" by Nickelback
"Back at One" by Brian McKnight
"I'm Your Angel" by Celine Dion and R. Kelly
"Hero" by Mariah Carey
"Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers
"Smash Into You" by Beyonce
"Babe" by Styx
"Faithfully" by Journey
Last Dance: "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Cocktail Hour/Dinner (3 hours):
songs that aren't "slow" or "fast"
"Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex
"Cha Cha Slide" by DJ Casper
"Cupid Shuffle" by Cupid
"Electric Slide" by
"Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies
"Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets
"Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard
"Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meat Loaf
"Brick House" by The Commodores
"Almost Paradise" by Ann Wilson
"American Woman" by Lenny Cravits
"Apache" by Sugarhill Gang
"Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison
"Boom Boom Pow" by The Black Eyed Peas
"Build Me Up Buttercup" by Foundations
"Celebration" by Kool and the Gang
"Happy Together" by The Turtles
"Dancing With Myself" by Billy Idol
Possibility for Introductions:
We're going to be having our Ceremony and Reception at Macungie Memorial Park in Macungie, PA. It's going to be a picnic/outdoor/garden wedding, and this park is PERFECT! I took some pictures of some of the areas we'll be using:
- entrance, hanging underneath it will be our "ceremony, reception" signs.
- ceremony location
- the minister will stand on the steps, and we will stand in front.
- looking out from the gazebo - where the chairs will be set
- the bandshell, where the DJ will be set up, dancing right in front of the stage, and introductions will take place down the center aisle of benches - white christmas lights will be hung through the trees.
- just thought this was pretty - possible photo-op?
- definitely will be getting some pictures taken here.
- one of the pavillions where guests will be seated.
*This is a public park, so they're going to put signs up saying that the park is closed for a private event. That puts me at ease - I don't want random people showing up.
Our Studio Suits order was a disaster. Order from them if you wish, just please make sure the measurements are 100% accurate and you don't order "semi-baggy".
We're now going to go with tuxes from Mens Warehouse. Hopefully we can still create the look we're going for.
Their tie colors will match their lady:
Bobby - white
Josh - claret
Kevin H. - petunia
Kevin K. - tea rose
Robert - champagne
White, Champagne, Rose, Coral, Red, and Brown
We're having a picnic themed wedding: pavillions, picnic tables, BBQ, smoores, etc.
Picnic Wedding Inspiration:
Thanks to some fellow PW brides, I've decided to do something different with my bridesmaids! I will assign a color to each girl and then they can pick out whatever dress they want! The only rule I'll have is that they all have to be from Alfred Angelo and around knee-length. So if we take out brown and white, this is how it will go:
My wonderful Maid of Honor, Nicole:
(Alfred Angelo - Claret)
<--ordered for Nicole =)
My amazing "sister", Denise:
(Alfred Angelo - Petunia)
<--ordered for Denise, in all Petunia
--just to show what "Petunia" looks like.
My awesome Aunt Nelly (Jenelle):
(Alfred Angelo - Tea Rose)
<--Ordered for Jenelle
My future sister-in-law, Heather:
(Alfred Angelo - Champagne)
<--ordered for Heather. =)
Both have been ordered.
with a shorter skirt.
with a shorter skirt.