Post # 1
I’m having a little trouble figuring out our reception timeline, because, well, everybody does it differently.
This is what we have so far:
- Guests arrive after wedding, “cocktail hour”
- Bride and Groom arrive, dinner served immediately after
- Toasts done a few minutes after the last table goes through the buffet (or after the bridal party is done eating, if they aren’t already)
- Cake cutting immediately after toasts
- First dance after cake cutting
- Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance
- Anniversary dance
So, I’m not sure where to fit the tosses into this timeline. We felt like this timeline kept the toasts from eating into the rest of the time (because guests will be eating), and it gives some entertainment while the cake is being served.
But, I don’t want to have the anniversary dance, and have people get up and get moving, only to cut them short and do the tosses.
So, should I do the tosses right after the parent dances, or maybe do it 30 minutes or so into the dancing?
Also, does this timeline sound ok overall?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 4
I’m not sure when you are ment to do the toss, but I’m going to toss just before we leave the reception!
Post # 5
I think that tosses are generally done just before you leave. The tradition was to throw the bouquet to distract everyone while you leave for your honeymoon. I personally plan on waiting until about the time I leave. Plus, the garter toss will be then too, and I don’t want grandma to have a stroke 🙂