(Closed) Reception order of events – are you having the first dance or eating first?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Are you being announced? I think if you’re being announced you can have the first dance first and then sit down to eat. Traditionally the couple opens the dance floor so by doing it before dinner you’re basically telling everyone that as soon as they’re done they can get their boogie on. 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

We are doing the first dance right away.  Our DJ is the one who recommended it because 1) everyone is paying attention then and 2) people can get up and dance once they are done eating.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can do whatever you want.  I went to a wedding in September and the first thing that they did after they were introduced was have their first dance.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

my planner said it was a European style- but we are dancing first!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

I’ve seen both ways done well.  We are dancing first then eating.  No such thing as a no-no, in this case!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We thought about doing the dance first, but I want to have the opportunity to have a couple drinks to calm the nerves before dancing in front of everyone. So now we are doing it after dinner.=) I think that you can do whatever you want, it is your wedding.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i want there to be light when we have our first dance (since we’re getting married outside) so we’re dancing before dinner!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

First dance first 😀

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mrs. Swan just posted about her entrance-straight-into-first-dance reception opening. I’m planning on come in to an entrance, then eating, then first dancing. But that’s only because that’s how my family does it. Either way is fine, whatever you are more comfortable with!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We’re going to have a first dance then a surprise bollywood dance with our bridal party/friends/family and then we’ll serve dinner. I couldn’t imagine trying to do the dance routines on a full stomache!

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Every wedding I have been to has been eating first. I am demanding the announcing of Mr and Mrs before we eat, but I probably will eat first. The DJ is playing dinner music….

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I personally want to do the first dance first. It will give me a chance to have an intimate moment with my new husband before anything else. I don’t think your guests will mind, it’s only a few minutes long 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We are eating then first dance but only because we are doing a special entrance with our bridal party.  Otherwise I would’ve preferred the first dance right after the entrance, then eating, then more dancing.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I had thought about doing the dance first, but I think we’re just going to eat and then boogie down.

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