Post # 1
This is for the band….
6:15 – Guests begin arriving – iPod playing
7:00 – Grand entrance, introductions, 1st dance, Father-Daugher, Mother-Son – Band Playing. Blessing given by Bob Staples after the dances.
7:30 – Band breaks for 20 minutes, Guests eat. It is a guess that introductions and everything else will be finished by 7:10.
7:50 – Band Plays
9:05 – Band breaks for toasts, group pictures, and cake cutting. May someone borrow a microphone to announce groups?
9:30 – Band Plays
10:30 – Bouquet Toss: please facilitate…your choice on the song! No garter toss. Band plays final songs.
11:00 – Grand Exit
Post # 3
I think it depends on your guests and servers. I’m anticipating that my cocktail hour might run a bit long (not sure if you are having one) and you should get feedback from your venue about how fast servers can serve dinner and clear plates or move people hrough a buffet.
i’ve always heard toasts in the beginning of the night, as a part of welcoming guests and getting the party started, but that doesn’t mean you can’t toast over cake!
Also, I know some older guests have complained about the cake cutting taking place too late into the evening – not sure if that applies.
Post # 4
I think it makes sence, but how long are your group pictures going to take and you might want some background music for those who are not included in the groups? Just a thought.
Post # 5
@globalmargaret: Thanks! It’s just about 3 or 4 groups. I’ll put the iPod in for that, too.
@Mrs. Halloween: Our cocktail hour is just drinks and passed hor devours (did I spell that right?) I’ll think about a way to get the cake, etc in a little earlier. Thanks!