(Closed) ideas for order of the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think that is a pretty traditional timeline, except a lot of people cut the cake after the meal. The reasoning behind cutting the cake first is so you still look fresh for pictures, and older guests who may not stay through a long reception get to see it. 

Also, a lot of people do the first dance right when they are introduced, before dinner or toasts. I kind of like that because everyone is already clapping for you, you’re already the center of attention, why not keep riding that high energy? Though in some circles, its traditional for the bride and groom to open the dance floor with their first dance.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Personally, I like it when the cake is cut half-way though the dancing.  It’s like a dance break.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i like when the cake is cut after dinner too. it’s kind of weird to me when it’s done before, i feel like dessert should be done after dinner.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

As someone who’s worked a lot of weddings, the big plus about cutting the cake before dinner is that it keeps the meal moving nicely.  It takes a while for the staff to cut the cake, and if the bride and groom don’t do it right away the guests wait a long time for dessert.

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