(Closed) I've Never Been to a Wedding and I'm Getting Married?!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

The good thing is that your reception is totally up to you! You can choose to do whatever traditions, or you can choose to not do them!

Here is a typical dance list :

  • 1. Bride & Groom
  • 2. Bride’s Parents
  • 3. Groom’s Parents
  • 4. Bride dances with her father
  • 5. Groom dances with mother-in-law
  • 6. Groom’s parents continue dancing together
  • 7. Bride dances with father-in-law
  • 8. Groom dances with his mother
  • 9. Brides parent’s continue dancing together
  • 10. Rest of Bridal party joins in
  • 11. Guest join the dance


Me and fi aren’t fond of having people stare at us for what feels like ages, so we will be cutting our first dance down to about a minute. Our dances will go like this :

– First dance : 1 min

– Combined father/daughter – mother/son dance : 1 min

– Combined FIL/bride – MIL/groom dance : 1 min

– Combined bride/groom & bridal party dance, after 30 seconds the parents will be called to the floor, followed by grandparents, other family, and friends.

Then we’ll begin the dollar dances.

Post # 5
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Sammedawn:  Someone who understands my pain!

The last wedding I was at I was maybe 12… Not sure, but certainly so long ago that I don’t remember anything.

I’ve only just started planning recently and have been so lost in regards how things are supposed to go! Outside of the obvious stuff that can be found online…

Post # 6
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

are you having a DJ or band? They typically can help you put together the order of things and will be the ones announcing when each of those things happen.

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