- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Our venue gives us a standard block of time of four hours and since we’re not having any dancing at the wedding I am afraid people will leave halfway in. We’re having the wedding on a friday evening so people might expect dancing but we’re only having 50 guests and half are FI’s family which are more conservative and the other half are my college friends who wouldn’t really care. FI and I hate dancing and I just don’t want to be out there shaking my booty in front of my parents and FIs family.
I have been considering bringing in some belly dancers, fire performers, or a harpist or something to have between dinner and the cake cutting to extend the reception a little longer.
My timeline so far:
5:00 – ceremony, receiving line, pictures
6:00 – cocktail hour at the reception site (included in our package)
- is this too long? should we have something for guests to do during this time or is just mingling/eating/drinking ok?
7:00 – seat everyone, have some sort of welcome, start dinner
8:00 – toasts and performers
- if we don’t hire any performers i assume we’ll just do the cake cutting and people would run off early
9:00-10:00 cake cutting, let people mingle or take off
What do you bees think? And any suggestions for alternatives to dancing?