Post # 1
We are working hard on getting the timeline right here and I could definitely use some input!
We are having a family-style dinner with German-style games and such throughout. One of FI’s sister has generously agreed to be the person who organizes whatever performances & games people want to do, but we have to give her a solid timeline on how we want the dinner & dancing to go.
Fiance thought it would be a great idea to do the mother/son and father/daughter dances during dinner, and then after dinner do our first dance. I think it’s an interesting idea but I’m still not 100% convinced.
Here is our timeline so far:
– Mother Son dance
– Father daughter dance
7:45 pm Cut the Cake (cake is brought in and people line up to get cake while servers cut it) — wait until everyone has cake
8:15pm Our first dance (2-3m)
8:18pm First dance to open the dance floor
Do you have any thoughts or opinions on this? Have you seen an order like this before?
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall
You can do it any way you want! I have coordinated weddings where the mother son dance is first, then the father daughter dance, and then the father hands off his daughter to the husband for their first dance. I’ve seen it where the first dance is right after introductions and before dinner is served, as well as after dinner is served. I know one couple who even started their first dance and invited all married couples up on the dance floor to join them. I think it’s just a preference thing.
One thing to mention, don’t have people wait in line for cake. Most people just have it placed on a table and the DJ can announce it’s there if they want it. Not everyone eats cake and I would be cranky if I had to wait in a line to get some haha.
Post # 3
geneva2: Sounds fine to me to have the first dance whenever best fits your timeline. It’s the first dance between the bride and groom, not just the first dance of the night. Seems sweet to have the family dances first.
Post # 4
HC_IC721: Cool, thanks for the suggestion.
ehmmgee: Thanks for your response – we will go with this then 🙂