Please judge my song choices and DJ Timeline

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Pokemon:  I went to a metrostation concert ages ago and so I appreciate your song choice haha. (Although it is about having sex…so ahahahaa) I would def. be asking the DJ to arrive at least 45 minutes before cocktail hour if you want him playing music during that time at all because he needs to set up/scope out the room. If not his arrival time is fine for just doing the reception! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Hmmm, it strikes me as odd that the first dance is so late?  Not sure if you know, but generally the cutting of the cake signals the end of festivities, and some older folks leave after that (it signals that you can now leave at any time, the rest is just party and fun).  I wouldn’t do the first dance so late.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Pokemon:  If it helps we were thinking about doing it 

 

Entrance

First Dance

Parent dances (at the same time) 

Toasts (2 very short ones and a thank you from us, no speeches) 

Dinner

Cake cutting and dessert 

DANCE! 

That way the party isn’t interuppted and people can do what they want after dessert is out because all of the formal stuff is over. We are thinking about doing a special dance sometime in the middle of the DANCE period to give people a break to give away the toss bouquet that comes with our flowers (not an anniversary dance) but other than that its just party time then. 

 

I do think your way is fine too though! It really is personal preference 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Pokemon:  I think it’s fine to have the first dance when you do, I think the order of events at receptions in the US differs from Australia. Here the first dance is typically after the cake cutting (well at every wedding I have ever been too anyway 🙂 )

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Pokemon:  Yeah I agree with your DJ, I’ve been to weddings where they did cake cutting, first dance (and dance floor opened up to everyone) then served dessert – most people didn’t end up going back to their table to eat dessert because they were already up on the D-floor by that point. (I myself never forget to eat dessert though, haha)

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Here’s my issue: It takes a LOT longer than 10 minutes to finish cutting and serve the cake after the cutting! So I would switch around a few things (But take it with a grain of salt, since I’m US-based)

I would do the cake cutting(7:20-7:30), then the toasts/open mic (7:30-7:50) and THEN do the first dance/anniversary dance (7:50-8pm). The cake porbably won’t be served until 7:45 or 7:50! So the dance floor will open around 8 or 8:15 as originally planned.

So the cake will be served about the same time as the dance floor opens! It takes a surprisingly long time to serve the cut cake!

I’d be a little bummed if I got to a reception at 5:30 and couldn’t dance until almost 8:30!

@Pokemon:  

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Pokemon:  good choices, it’s good to see different songs from what everyone seems to have these days. i’m thinking about having give me love when i walk down the aisle as well 🙂

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