(Closed) what time is a good time for cake cutting, bouquet toss etc?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

we did that when most people seem to be done with dinner… our time line was,

we were announced MR and MRS, did our first dance, got food,

while people were eating we did father daughter dance, mother son dance,

then we did toast, and cake cutting!! 

We wanted as much dance time as possible!  We did not do a garter or bouquet toss, but we did an anniversary dance in the middle of the DJ time, it was fun!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are cutting our cake right after we enter the reception.  Everyone will already be looking at us.    We are not doing a bouquet toss.

I’ve mentioned this on other posts (please, no more messages about my cake being dry by the time people eat it.  They are not going to be cutting the entire cake at that time – lol)  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is how we’re thinking ours will go if it helps 🙂

Entrance

Dances

Dinner

Open dance floor for 30 minutes

Speeches

Cake Cutting

Tosses

Dance floor reopens. Party all night long.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I prefer when cake cutting and the bouquet toss are done towards the end of the wedding. Originally, the bouquet toss happened as the bride and groom got in the carriage/car/etc to drive away, so it should be done later in the reception, and while cake is being served is a good time. You want to give your guests time to digest and get hungry again and want cake (and coffee and all that, if you’re having it). I’d do it about an hour before the end of the reception.

Post # 10
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are cutting our cake right after we enter that way people can eat it right after their dinner before they start drinking and don’t feel like dessert. My little brother is going to go around during dinner to hand out slices.

We haven’t decided if we are doing garter/bouquet toss

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@GroovyHippieChick:  That’s what i was thinking about doing as well. A lot of brides at the hotel I work at will cut the cake when they arrive so the photgrapher will take pictures of it. They cut + serve the rest after dinner.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@babyface2390:  We could have went with open bar for the whole night but decided to start it after dinner because a lot of people won’t eat dinner at all once their drinking. If I’m paying for them to eat..darn it, their eating LOL

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@anabell465:  It makes the most sense for us.  After that’s done we’ll go right into a shortened first dance, then a shortened bride/brother groom/mother dance. 

we want all the “official” stuff done before dinner.

@babyface2390:  that wasn’t directed at you Smile

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

enterance, first dance, speeches, dinner, cake cut, mother/son … father/daugther dance…garter/flower toss

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