Lunch Reception timeline help

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hey! I had a 9 am ceremony (it was so beautiful, I think its the best time!) and the reception started at 12:30. Here’s our day of schedule!


6:30 wake up, guys finish decorating girls shower etc.


8:30 am everyone gets dressed


9-10 am ceremony (it started a little late though)


10:30ish-12 snacks for guests, pictures for family/bridal party/couple


12:00 pm guests seated


12:30 am bridal party enters


12:45- 1:00 pm guests go through buffet


1:30 pm toasts (father of the bride, groom’s parents, best man, one of the bridesmaids and the couple)


2:00 pm cake cutting


2:30 pm first dance


After our first dance our Scottish dance teachers taught some fun dances to the guests, then those of us who knew them did a few others. Next was a swing dance song, a lot of people got up for that, and we planned to have a full dance after that but people started leaving. A few good friends stayed and danced with us while our families began to clean up.


4:00 pm couple leaves


Overall it was beautiful and super fun! And really nice to be able to get alone early instead of spending the night surrounded by people (I’m a massive introvert!)


I forgot to mention, there were about 100 people total so it was pretty small!

Post # 5
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I actually found that I had a lot of extra time! I spent a lot of my morning running around trying to set up the centerpieces we forgot the night before!

The long gap we had actually worked out really well, but thats mostly because my dad was cooking for it (the food was SO good!). Also ours was all at one place, a summer camp, the gap just gave everyone time to talk and get to know each other.

It was a ton of fun 🙂

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