- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
Okay so pretty simple;
We are having a heavy fingerfood reception, but we will have assigned seating due to some family issues – not an option.
Would it be okay for us to have our bridal party (2 on each side + bride and groom) have a plate with their chosen foods ready when we get there, so that for the short time we actually get to sit at our head table we make sure they will definitely be fed?
I feel it could be awkward if we (bride and groom) had food and they (BP) didn’t, or if people decide to sit for a while and the servers come to each table (doesn’t matter if that happens at all) and the servers come to the head table. It will be in a corner, they wont be able to get behind us so I really don’t want to be reaching over the table.
Also, I know from our engagement party (much less stressful than a wedding) our families are very chatty – I got to taste none of the fingerfood we payed for so lucky we had a seated meal! I know FI and I will go hungry (at least a bit!) if we don’t have time set aside to eat.
Our plan (very early draft!) for the reception is as follows:
5.30-6.00pm – cocktails on the deck, bar opens
6.00 – guests enter reception room, find seats
6.20 – bridal party introduced, bride and groom to immediately start first dance
6.25 – bride and groom sit – once seated toasts begin
6.35 ish – (after toasts) food service begins (bridal party start to eat served plates of food)
6.50 – cake cutting – leading to mingling (food service continues)
7.55- cake served (passed around and given to seated guests)
8pm – father/daughter mother/son dance – leading into bridal party dance with their SO’s – leading to open dancing
10.30 – bride and groom leave, last call
11.30 – reception officially finished
What did other bees do?
Thanks for any and all input, but please if you feel the need to be negative take mamma’s advice and don’t say anything at all 😉 This is a snark-free zone!
EDIT: timeline was wrong, fixed it! Also added in some suggestions!