(Closed) I need help with the wedding schedule, please!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

You could do whichever order you would like!

Typically the blessing comes before the meal and the cake cutting directly after for dessert!

The toasts can be whenever you would like. Some people do them before dinner, some during and some after!

I am doing mine right after dinner!

Post # 4
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Most weddings I’ve gone to have done it in this order:




Cake cutting (if dessert was also included in the meal.  If not, then this would come before the toasts).

Post # 5
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We did our welcome/blessing just before the meal. As guests were finishing up their salads, we had our toasts. The cake cutting was after the meal.

Post # 6
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that you can pretty much do whatever you want, as long as it makes logical sense.  I wouls probably go with blessing, meal, toasts (during or after) and then cake cutting.  However, we spaced it out and pushed cake cutting more toward the end of the evening because we had a HUGE dinner and we knew people wouldn’t be able to eat right away and because everyone told us that the cake cutting is kind of a sign that people can leave, so some of your older guests might leave directly after the cake cutting.  So we pushed it as our end of the night thing so no one would leave too early.

Post # 7
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@rachel_leigh: I agree with everything you said

Post # 8
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

This was our order:



First course served

Cake cutting

Second course served

Dance floor opens

Cake served

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