Post # 1
You’d think after being in a million weddings I’d have this down but I’m having problems figuring out how things should go. This is what I’m thinking, tell me if it sounds ok:
4:00-5:00 Cocktail hour….guests mingle, drinks and appetizers served, photo booth also to entertain them.
5:00: Bridal party makes their entrance followed by us! We’ll give a short little speech here thanking the guests for coming.
5:15-6:15ish dinner is served.
6:45 cut cake
7:00 first dance
7:15 mother/son dance
7:30 bouquet toss
7:40 garter toss
7:45 bridal party dance
8:00 get the party started!
Am I forgetting anything? Is this a normal order?? Or should I do the bouquet/garter toss before all the dances? I want to do the bridal party dance last because we’re going to do ‘Tonight’s gonna be a good night’ and I think it would be a good start to getting the dancing going. Oh so many decisions….
Post # 3
@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
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
We are doing (not sert in stone but…):
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
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.