(Closed) First Dance not the first dance? Dinner/Dancing timeline

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
837 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
412 posts
Helper bee

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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.

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