(Closed) Timeline help – is there any reason NOT to smoosh all the events together?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Why not do a personal toast before dinner?  Then after dinner/dessert-time, do the cake cutting, then first dance.  And have the guests eat the cake during the parent dances.  I’d wait until after the dancing gets going and do a short break to do the garter and bouquet toss.  I feel like you need to get the energy going first to get people more excited for it. 

Post # 4
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1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Part of the reason for spreading things out is to prevent your guests from feeling like everything is over and they should go home. If some of them aren’t planning on drinking and dancing, they might be waiting for the bouquet toss or the cake cutting to make their escape. We delayed our cake cutting until an hour before the end of the reception for that reason. But, many people still left early, and that meant that they didn’t get any cake. It’s a balancing act.

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