- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Found one online and changed it slightly: major changes was I’d like the Father/Daughter dance 1st, then the son/mom dance. then ours 3rd. thoughts?
Also I made the boquet toss and garter toss right after the cake.
Our Reception is from 5:30-10:30
5:30pm-Cocktail Hour, You can take pictures during this time, mingle with the guests, or just enjoy a little time to yourselves! Most people use this time to take formal photographs.
6:20pm-Dinner, An announcement should be made that dinner is starting. Guests move to the room where dinner will be served and are seated.
6:30pm-Bridal Party Announced
6:40pm-Welcome Typically the bride’s father welcomes everyone to the wedding reception and thanks them for coming. Blessing over the meal now.
6:45pm-First Course is served
7:00pm-Toasts Best Man makes his toast. If the Maid of Honor is making a toast, she follows.
7:15pm-Main Course is served If other family members or members of the bridal party are making toasts, they do so now.
7:45pm-Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dances
7:50pm–First Dance The band leader or DJ announces the couple. They can dance the entire song by themselves
8:50pm-Cake Cutting with coffee and/or champagne
8:55 pm: Bride and Groom Thanks Although not required, it is very nice for the couple to say thank you to everyone, and especially to their parents.
9:00 pm: Bouquet Toss and/or Garter Toss
9:05 pm: Dancing Continues Some older guests will leave after cake is served so be sure that you’ve had a chance to visit with them beforehand.
10:15 pm: Last Dance The DJ should invite everyone to the floor for a last dance together. Choose a fun and upbeat song so that everything ends on a high note.
10:20 pm: Farewell Have the DJ ask everyone to the front steps so they can send you off in style!