(Closed) Dessert only reception timeline…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

All that sounds good, are you having a DJ?

You could do any other dances (anniversary dance, maybe) and then open the dance floor to everyone.

Just make sure your reception isn’t during a meal time!

Post # 4
13905 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

  • Vow Renewal Ceremony
  • Cocktail Hour / Photos (If you’re doing this)
  • First Dance immediately after
  • Cut the cake right after dance (so people can start eating!)
  • Open dancing / rest of dessers put out

And I agree with PP – please make sure you don’t start the event during a meal time.  Make sure people know they should have eaten beforehand!


Post # 6
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

How many people? Will Uncle and neice be performing during the ceremony? Are they in the same exact room or will the ceremony be in one place, then you walk 20-100ft and then you have the reception? Will you have a bar set up or just hand out champagne right before the toast? I would have some non-dessert finger food out as they walk into the room– cheese& crackers, veggies and dip, fruit.

If you are in the same exact location, then have Uncle/neice perform during the ceremony. If ceremony and reception will be in a different room, and people will use their regular drink for the toast, then do:


2pm   Ceremony

2:30 While guest walk to the recpetion area, you and new DH take 10 mins alone somewhere

2:40 You get announced and do cake cutting (so it can get wheeled off to be cut and plated)

2:50 Walk around greeting people. This gives guests time to get their drinks and nosh on the finger foods.

3:10  Uncle and Neice perform (might need to push later depending on the # of guests)

3:20 First Dance 

3:30 Put out cake and desserts



Post # 8
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@SuperMomx6:  Will they get their drinks before the ceremony?

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