Post # 1
Hey Hive 🙂 Just wondering what you’re all planning to do when it comes to the order of the big events for the reception. We were thinking our reception would go something like this: cocktail hour, grand entrance, toasts, first dance, dinner, mother/son dance, surprise for my honey by my bridesmaids and me, and then the cake-cutting later in the recpetion…probably about an hour after dinner…and then the bouquet toss toward the end of the night…we’re not doing a garter toss. How are all of you ladies ordering the big events of your reception?? Please share!! 🙂
Post # 3
Anything I’m forgetting??
Post # 4
entrance, DINNER (toasts during dinner as soon as bridal party finished eating..and we’ll finish first because first in buffet line), cut the cake (served then), first dance, father/daughter, mother/son. Not sure we’ll do bouquet toss, definitely not doing garter toss.
We might do our first dance right after we walk in though, just to get it out of the way and to prevent three dances in a row.
Post # 5
Ours will be:
Cocktail hour, entrance/introduction, first dance, welcome toast, first course, other toasts, second course, mother/son and father/daughter dance, cake cutting. We’re not doing the rest of the stuff. I also didn’t see anything you left out. Everything looks good to me!
Post # 6
Here’s my schedule for the reception timeline~
6pm: cocktail hour
7pm: bridal party entrance
7:15: blessing, Dinner served, toasts
7:35: photo slideshow
8pm: first dances
8:30: cake cutting
9pm: bouquet/garter toss
9:15: dance, dance, dance!!
Post # 7
Post # 8
I think your timeline sounds good. We don’t have a cocktail hour and aren’t doing boquet/garter. I wanted to do the cake after dinner, instead of before. We’re doing our reception in this order:
-Wedding Party announced (6:50)
-Cake Cutting (8:10)
-First Dance (8:15)
-Mother/Son Dance (I’m not doing a father/daughter dance) (8:20)
Post # 9
Great! Thanks ladies! Yeah, I definitely want some solid, uninterrupted dancing time!! Thanks for giving your input, and sharing your timelines! Definitely helpful 🙂