(Closed) Please help with reception timeline!!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’d say, go with something like this:

2:00-3:00 pm = Greet guests, thank them for coming, etc.

3:00 pm = Cut cake

After that, toasts, and then dancing from maybe 4-6.

Be aware also that since your reception does cover part of some people’s normal dinner time, you might have guests leaving early.

Post # 4
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

With only fruit trays and cake I’m not sure you’ll have enough going on to keep people there for 4 hours.  If it were me I would definitely get hungry and head out early.  I think as soon as people are settled and everyone has arrived you should be announced and go right into your first dance.  Following the first dance I would go over to the cake and have your MOH/BM do their toasts while you are by the cake, and then when they are finished you cut the cake.  Then go into your parent dances while the cake is being cut and served.  Normally when people do pictures after the ceremony they have a cocktail hour with appetizers and and bar.. since you won’t have that available I think you two need to get right to the reception and get things started.  Since your reception will go at the latest until 6pm I would recommend you do pictures at the end of the evening.. just an idea.

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