(Closed) To those attending the cocktail hour – what’s your order of events?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
3770 posts
Honey bee

The last wedding I attended the Bridal Party just ‘mosied’ (love this word!) on down during the coctail hour. Then at the reception when everyone was seated was the Grand March/Entrance. It worked out quite nicely and everyone was able to enjoy the coctail hour with hors d’oeuvres and open bar.

Post # 5
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

At our wedding, we just joined everyone for cocktail hour.  As you come down everyone will notice you anyways and start to form a line so they can talk to you or congratulate you.  At least that is what happened at our wedding.

We left cocktail hour 10 minutes early for some alone time while everyone headed to the dinning room and got situated in their seats.  Once everyone was seated we were announced, came in and had dinner with everyone.

Post # 6
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We attended our cocktail hour – but not because we planned to but because it rained.  So we basically just walked on over.  no biggie, no formal introductions, just start chatting with everyone.  it depends on how formal you want to make it!

Post # 7
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think what we plan on doing is have the ceremony at an outside pavilion (if the weather cooperates), then we will greet everyone on the path that leads to our venue. After they all finish going to the venue, we’ll follow them in and join for cocktail hour.

I love the freedom that the first look will give us in terms of mingling!

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