(Closed) Reception: in what order do things take place??

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Its totally up to you. 

We are having to bridal party introduced and then we are going straight to our first dance.  Then we will serve dinner and once everyone is winding down with dinner, we are going to have the toast and cake cutting.  The cake will be served as dessert and after that the party starts!


Post # 4
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think different people order it differently. This is what we’re doing:

– Introductions & prayer before dinner

– First course is served

– Bride’s parents’ speech inbetween courses

– Main course is served

– Groom’s parents’ speech during dinner

– When dinner is finished, bride & groom make a short thank you speech and cut the pie (we’re having wedding pie instead of cake)

– Dessert is served

– As people are finishing dessert we do the first dance

– Father daughter dance

– Mother son dance

– Bouquet toss

-Dancing and merriment!

Post # 5
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@DeathByDesign:  That’s pretty much what I had planned, the only thing is since we’re having a wedding cake I think that we might cut it right after we are announced so that they can take it in the back  and cut the rest, but I’m not sure.

Post # 6
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Here’s ours. .

Bridal party announced

Bride and groom announced – goes immediately into cake cutting – then right into first dance (shortened to about 2 minutes) then into the bride/brother  groom/mother dance (shortened as well). 

Dinner is served.  We circulate during dinner.

Then the dancing starts and doesn’t stop for hours  lol  We plan on having all the “scheduled stuff” done before dinner.

Post # 7
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

From my experience/ my area normally the wedding party/ b&g is announced; B&G do the cake cutting; prayer; dinner is served shortly after; speaches usually at the end of dinner; cake is served; short time for dishes to be picked up/ tables cleared off; dancing beings- first dance; usually father daughter dances shortly after dancing begins 

Post # 8
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our wedding was like this:




First dance


Cake cutting / Ice Cream Bar

More dancing

Bouquet Toss

More dancing


Everyone does it a bit different though. 


Post # 9
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

These are all great orders. Im going to save this!

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