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

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2021

Great thread!  We’re having our first dance as soon as we get introduced and walk in.  🙂  It’s one less thing “to do” after dinner.  It entertains guests as they wait for meals to be served and then when dinner is over, the dance floor is fair game for everybody!!!

Post # 33
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Fiance and I are wedding dj’s. Really there is no rule. It tends to be more common for the bride and groom to come in and do all their dances then eat. I think most B&Gs want to get the formal stuff over with as soon as possible. Personally as a B2B now I want the night to last as long as possible so we’ll probably come in eat. Greet a few guests, then dance, then cut the cake, dance some more, then finsh off with the bouquet and garter toss then dance some more and leave. We’re definately going to be using our 4hrs that’s the norm for the reception. I’ve been engaged for 3yrs I’ve been waiting these whole 3yrs (just over a month from 4 when we wed in Jan) for that night, you better believe that we’ll be enjoying every single second of it.

Post # 34
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Definately before dinner after we enter the reception. Like others said, don’t want to have a big meal before dancing, plus we can get done with it so everybody can start dancing after dinner!

Post # 35
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We had our first dance soon after we were announced which was at the end of the cocktail hour.

Post # 36
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re dancing as soon as we’re announced.

Post # 37
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

hadn’t even thought of this.. we are doing an iPod wedding– thinking that we might do our first dance before we eat, then people can dance and eat as they choose without it being too formal. 

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