Post # 1
okay, so I thought I totally had a handle on what I wanted for my wedding ceremony and reception but then I got all these planning documents from different vendors that I had to fill out about when certian things would take place and I am so confused!! Can someone tell me exactly when everything is supposed to happen in the reception? I know the DJ is going to announce the bridal party, parents, grandparents, and then my new husband and myself and then I am lost. Does everyone start eating then while we are doing the 1st dance/father daughter/mother son dance, ect.. do we eat with everyone and then do that? when do the toasts & cake cutting happen? I’m sorry if this is a stupid question.. I am the first of all my friends and close family to get married & I havent been to any weddings in the past 8 yrs or so (I was like 14)… so I am totally clueless! Please help!!
Also, I think I have my ceremony planned out, but if any of you want to share the order of everything for your ceremony, too.. that’d be great! The order I have it in sounds great in my head, but it might end up being really messed up in person.
Post # 3
Its totally up to you.
We are having to bridal party introduced and then we are going straight to our first dance. Then we will serve dinner and once everyone is winding down with dinner, we are going to have the toast and cake cutting. The cake will be served as dessert and after that the party starts!
Post # 4
I think different people order it differently. This is what we’re doing:
– Introductions & prayer before dinner
– First course is served
– Bride’s parents’ speech inbetween courses
– Main course is served
– Groom’s parents’ speech during dinner
– When dinner is finished, bride & groom make a short thank you speech and cut the pie (we’re having wedding pie instead of cake)
– Dessert is served
– As people are finishing dessert we do the first dance
– Father daughter dance
– Mother son dance
– Bouquet toss
-Dancing and merriment!
Post # 5
@DeathByDesign: That’s pretty much what I had planned, the only thing is since we’re having a wedding cake I think that we might cut it right after we are announced so that they can take it in the back and cut the rest, but I’m not sure.
Post # 6
Here’s ours. .
Bridal party announced
Bride and groom announced – goes immediately into cake cutting – then right into first dance (shortened to about 2 minutes) then into the bride/brother groom/mother dance (shortened as well).
Dinner is served. We circulate during dinner.
Then the dancing starts and doesn’t stop for hours lol We plan on having all the “scheduled stuff” done before dinner.
Post # 7
From my experience/ my area normally the wedding party/ b&g is announced; B&G do the cake cutting; prayer; dinner is served shortly after; speaches usually at the end of dinner; cake is served; short time for dishes to be picked up/ tables cleared off; dancing beings- first dance; usually father daughter dances shortly after dancing begins
Post # 8
Our wedding was like this:
Cake cutting / Ice Cream Bar
Everyone does it a bit different though.
Post # 9
These are all great orders. Im going to save this!