- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
FI and I are trying to decide when would be the most natural time for us to cut our cake, and we’re thinking of cutting it in between the ceremony and reception, before guests go to the reception venue. We’re actually only doing a really small cake and then a bunch of different cheesecakes and pies that guests can choose from, so there wouldn’t be much of a cake to display in the reception venue anyway. Here’s our timeline:
1:45—Ceremony ends, bride and groom dismiss guests by row
- everyone to church café for light refreshments, coffee, tea, spiced cider, etc. while WP takes a few photos
- CUT AND SERVE CAKE NOW?
2:45—Bride and Groom’s big church exit, guests begin heading to hotel, B&G take photos
3:00—Guests arrive at the hotel and are served welcome drinks, can mill about grounds, sit in cushy chairs, and fill out fun guestbook pages
3:30—Bride and Groom arrive at the hotel, mill around with guests, informal photos
4:00—Sit down for dinner. Once everyone is seated, MC welcomes everyone, introduces Bride and Groom to the reception
6:00—All unwanted dishes and cutlery are cleared away, glasses filled for the toast
6:15—Wedding speeches start. Father of the Bride, Groom, Best Man, Maid of Honor
6:30—CUT CAKE HERE?
6:45—Guests get up and begin to mingle, Bride and Groom visit other tables
7:30—First dance (“Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin)
8:00—Evening buffet starts coming out
8:30—Band takes a break, evening buffet available, bouquet and garter toss
9:00—Band’s second set
When would you rather eat cake? Before you go to the reception, or right after the toasts (after a dessert course) at dinner?