Post # 1
It’s less than 2 months until the big day and I am trying to put together my wedding day timeline. It seems I have most of it figured out, but I’m still not sure at what point cake cutting and bouquet/garter toss happens.
Should the cake cutting be directly after dinner or some time during dancing?
Should the bouquet/garter toss be before dancing starts or some time in the middle?
Currently, this is what my reception timeline looks like:
5:30-7:00pm – Cocktail Hour
6:15-6:45pm – Mariachis
6:45-7:00pm – 1st dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance
7:00-8:00pm – Dinner
7:45pm – Toast
8:00-11:00pm – Dancing!
At which point should I add the bouquet/garter toss and the cake cutting?
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
usually right before dessert is served.
Post # 4
Well in our case, the cake is dessert. Does this mean we should cake cut and serve right after dinner?
Post # 5
I’d say go for it after the toast or partway through dancing. After the toast you still have everyone’s attention but I personally think it’s nice to do something wedding related partway through dancing. Maybe the cake cutting after the toast and garter/bouquet partway through dancing? That’s how I’ve traditionally seen it.
Post # 6
@jackie_t4701: the weddings I have been to mostly have the cake as dessert. Its cut about an hour after dinner and then served OR its cut right after dinner and served right away. Your choice
Post # 7
What we are doing is making it after dinner. Our first dance will be right after we enter the reception, followed by dinner. As dinner is wrapping up there will be our toasts and our cake cutting directly following.
We are doing the bouquet toss right before we leave the reception
Post # 8
All very good suggestions.
I think we will start cake cutting around 8pm. Most people should be done with dinner by that point.
And bouquet and garter toss we will do between 9 and 10pm just to make sure every one is really pumped by all the dancing at that time!