(Closed) Dance order

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Usually it’s a good idea to have an event every hour-sh.  During cocktail hour and dinner, ambiance music is nice to have but not required.  

So here is a good hypothetical timeline that starts after cocktail hour–I have no idea what time you’re starting, how long your ceremony is and if you’re doing pre-ceremony pics and family pics and all sorts of things that I would need to know.  You can adjust it to the order that you want and the times needed.

B+G announced–6:00

B+G and/or Dads thank guests for coming/blessing–6:05

Buffet opens–6:15

Dinner is over (if your wedding is larger than 125 guests, extend the dinner hour because you need more time for people to get through the buffet)–7:00

Maid/Matron of Honor + Bridesmaid or Best Man toasts–7:00

First dance, then father/daughter dance, opens the dance floor–7:10

Cake cutting–8:00

Bouquet/garter toss–9:00

Last dance/last call–10:45



If you have a DJ, he will keep track of the time and announce events for you.  If you have a coordinator, they will get you prepared for events to happen before they come up.  If not, ask a friend or relative to keep an eye on the time for you, although you don’t really have to prep for much.

Post # 4
1470 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What we did was have everybody announced, parents and wedding party, then we (the bride and groom) were announced and we went strait into our first dance, it really was perfect.  Then the DJ annouced dinner (which was buffet style)

Then after dinner DJ annouced father daughter dance, then mother son dance, then we did toasts and cake cutting then dancing then anniversary dance, then lots and lots of dancing till the end of the night!

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