(Closed) What's your reception 'order'?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5385 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Robin_Sparkles:  That seems fine. Ours went like this: cocktail hour, entrance, first dance, father/daugther dance, mother son dance, dinner, cut cake, candy buffet, take photos with guests, toast/speech, bouquet/ garter toss, photos (staged exit since photographers had to leave), and then everyone party.

Post # 4
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Mine is tentative and all depends on a few things (so might be changing some stuff). 

I think that since your cocktail hour ends at 5, dinner starts too soon at 5:15 (some guests might not be ready to eat yet, be full depending on what you’re serving).  I would puch dinner back to maybe 5:30-5:45.  

Post # 5
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are doing (not sert in stone but…):

Ceremony 4:30-5p.m.

Cocktail hour 5-6

Entrance 6ish (give guests time to sit)

First dance, mom/son, father/daughter dances right afer entrance.

Dinner served at 6:30/Maid of Honor and Best Man speeches

Cake cutting at 7 p.m.

After cake is served we might greet guests (not sure if I want to do this before or after cake)


Post # 6
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m curious about this too! I’m really hoping that we’ll have enough time to eat dinner AND greet our guests during dinner time.


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