(Closed) Timeline help

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The only receiving line I’ve ever been through was for a couple that had the reception at the same place as the ceremony, and they just did it between the two. So after they walked down the aisle, they waited back there for guests to walk back. I always assumed it came then, but I might not be much help!

Post # 4
151 posts
Blushing bee

We are not doing a receiving line, but we wil be greeting guests at the tables during the reception. I’m doing a cocktail reception, but this is our timeline:

7:00 – Reception begins
7:15 – Wedding party announced (parents, wedding party, bride and groom)
7:25 – Prayer
7:30 – Stations open
          Open dancing
8:00 – Toasts
8:05 – Parent dances to one song
8:10– Open dancing
9:00 – Cutting the cake
9:15 – Bouquet/Garter toss
9:30 – Open dancing, cake served to guests
10:55 – Last song
11:00 – Reception ends

Post # 6
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here is my timeline. I worked on this with the help of my DOC> She reccomended cake cutting before dinner to allow the caterer to cut the cake while people eat dinner. She let me know that if the cake is cut after dinner it often takes awhile to get served and by then few people are interested because they are dancing. Just a thought. We are also not doing a receiving line for time reasons, we plan to visit with people at their tables during the reception.

5:30 ceremony
6 PM-6:45PM cocktails
6:45 Bridal Party entrance/ first dance/cake cut/toasts, prayer
7:15 PM dinner
8 PM –Parent dances
8:15 Open dance floor
11 PM reception end

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