(Closed) Ideas for wedding reception timeline with no dancing? Help…

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
45 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012


We’re doing a similar reception, but it’s shorter AND we’re not doing a first dance. Here’s our timeline! Honestly, guests are pretty self-entertaining- especially if they’re family, they’ll probably enjoy the chance to get to see each other. 

2:00 Ceremony Begins

2:40 Ceremony Ends

3:00 Bride and Groom Enter Reception 

3:10 Thank You Toast

3:25 Cake Cutting 

3:45 Pinata! 

4:30 Entire guest portrait 

4:45 Bride and Groom Leave


Post # 4
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m afraid I can’t help, but I’m planning something similar next summer (even the same number of guests) so I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for posting this!

Post # 5
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m also interested in this! We’re not even going to do a first dance, so I’m trying to figure this out. Our time of the day is different, though, so I think it’ll be something like:

5: Ceremony

5:30-6:30: Cocktail hour

6:30-7:30 or 8ish: Dinner

8: Cake

8-11: Dancing, games, etc.

It’s going to be a pretty casual wedding, I really would prefer that people not feel like they have to just sit around and be bored if they’re done eating or whatever. We’re going to have some outdoor games that I think might be fun for people who aren’t interested in dancing, and stuff like that. But I think it still needs a little filling in, I don’t want anyone to feel like they don’t know what’s going on either!

Post # 6
14 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

@katiebugbug: I’ve wanted to do a pinata too! Could you please PM mee with how you will hang yours at your venue? Thanks!

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