(Closed) in desperate need of help with my timeline!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would do an entrance/intro, followed immediately by toasts, then start the dancing! People can eat, sit or dance as they want. Then maybe cut the cake around 10, so people can enjoy the cake and end with some more dancing.

Post # 5
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think you would be best off doing SOME kind of entrance. It doesn’t have to be big or elaborate just have your DJ announce you “Everyone can I please have your attention? Please welcome the new Mr. and Mrs” cheers applause and back to mingling. Especially among my friends and family there are always a few straglers so having some kind of entrance say at 7:15 should ensure that most if not all of your guests are there. Then have mingling/eating/drinking time and do the first toast around 8:00. Since you don’t want a first dance maybe do an anniversary dance to get everyone on to the dance floor. We are doing one as well. Have your DJ start by calling up married couples that have been married 1 year or less (obviously this includes you), then 2 years, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30+ or whatever increments you want. I see it is a fairly small reception so you may not need too many, maybe 1 or less, 5, 10, 20, and up? Once everyone is on the dance floor dancing continues for the next 60-90 minutes. Then cut the cake. Then dance some more! You could consider some kind of send off when the night is over, that could be fun too 🙂

7:00 pm guests arriving

7:15 Bride and Groom entrance

7:20-8:00 mingle time

8:00 toasts (depending on how many you have … )

8:15 or so Anniversary dance (pick a special song)

8:20 dancing continues

9:30 Cut that cake!

9:30-11:00 pm Dance the night away!

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