(Closed) Jewish reception timeline?

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I can remember 2 Jewish weddings that I’ve been to.  One of them had the Hora after the cocktail hour and before dinner.  They had hired a special person to lead in all these special dances, including the Hora. It was a lot of fun! The other one had the Hora after dinner to kinda get the dance party going.

Post # 4
41 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve always seen it before dinner.  Usually right after cocktail hour, in the ballroom, after introducing the couple, first dance, father/daughter dance, etc.

Post # 5
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i plan on doing the hora after dinner to help get the dancing started. there’s no rule for when to do it!

Post # 6
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did the hora after dinner and toasts to keep the party going – I dont think it matters when you do it!

Post # 7
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We plan on doing it right after our first dance after we are introduced.

Post # 9
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

We were introduced into the horah beginning – it was awesome!

Post # 10
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We asked our DJ to pick a point in the dancing when a lot of people were out on the floor and then start it up!  It was perfect because people were already on the floor and had good energy going so they got really excited when the hora came on!  We had a small venue so there was never any danger of us being too far from the dance floor to participate.  It was awesome. 

But as far as I know, there are no set rules as to when you do it, so really whatever works best for your reception. 

Post # 11
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we are doing it as one of the first dances,  nothing gets the crowd wild like the hora

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