(Closed) Reception order?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Typically after the grand entrance you and you husband do your first dance and then do the cake cutting then everyone sits down for dinner. The toasts are done during or directly after dinner while the cake is being served, then everyone hits the dancefloor for the parent dances and the dancing continues until the end of the reception. Hope that helps.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Heres ours:  (we have quite a few special dances)

Wedding Ceremony 

Wedding Party Pictures

Appetizers Served – Open Bar

Seating for Dinner &

Announcement of Bride & Groom 

Toasts after all is seated and eating 

First Dance

Groom & Mother Dance

Bride & Son

Bride & Son

Groom & Sister

 Open Dancing

Bouquet/Garter Toss 

Open Dancing 

Cake Cutting

Open Dancing

I have always read that the cake cutting symbolizes the end of the reception, so guests start to leave sometime there after. If thats true it leaves me to wonder why folks cut the cake before dinner? Like right after they arrive?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We cut ours before dinner so the caterers would have enough time to cut and plate it so it could be served directly after dinner.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was just about to add that, of course, time depends on the schedule. We have our facility for 9 hours, which gives us time to space things. Some venues might only offer 4 hours beginning to end.

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