(Closed) Order of reception?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Overall, I think it looks good!  You could switch the order of the cake cutting and bouquet/garter toss, as that might be a good way to get people back on the dance floor after stopping the festivities for cake cutting.  When are you planning to do your first dance?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@nl:  In general, the older guests who don’t want to stay out late will leave after cake cutting. I think that your time of 8-8:15pm is fine, and will allow for plenty of dancing and party time after the formalities are over.  If you don’t want people leaving quite that late, you could push it back to 8:30, but elderly guests may still leave before the cake is cut.  I agree with you that I don’t like the cake cutting to happen so soon in the evening, and I prefer that it at least happens after dinner.  I guess the “fun” part of creating a wedding day timeline is making sure you fit everything in, without the evening feeling choppy.  A good DJ will also help in this situation, as they should be able to make sure that the evening flows together smoothly from event to event. 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@nl:  Well I would say you’re definitely on track with your timeline!  

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