(Closed) What happens in the last few minutes of the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

About 15 minutes before our reception ends, I’m asking the DJ to give us a microphone so we can say a few words of thanks to everyone for coming, then the DJ is going to announce our final song for the night (which is important to us).

Post # 4
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just kept track of time as did my bridesmaids.  Since we had to be out by 9pm a lot of people were keeping up on track – including the DJ.  Once the music slows down, lights come up and people are ushered out – they get the jist.  As long as you let people know whats going on – it’ll work out!

I know thats not the easiest thing to just sit back and let happen if you’re worried -but I stressed about it – and it just happened perfect!  Well… expect we forgot all bags, purses, wallets etc!  All I had was my phone and bouquet!  Darling Husband couldn’t tip the driver and we had no clothes or toiletries!  We had a Bridesmaid or Best Man bring them over after they cleaned up!

Post # 5
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was dancing my butt off until the very end, and then went to our afterparty. We stayed up until 1PM and no one noticed when we left, but I don’t think that’s what you’re going for. I would coordinate it with the special events person at your venu or your wedding planner.

Post # 6
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh Id like to know about this too! I am worried about the entire reception timeline in general! We dont have  DOC but I dont want the DJ to MC everything either sooo Im not quite sure what to do!

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