(Closed) Wondering about logistics, what would your timeline be?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
9551 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like the idea of toasts while people are eating (so they have something to do while they’re listening) so I’ve vote for toasts in the dinner room. And can’t people take their cake back to their dinner tables if they want to sit down while others are dancing?

Post # 6
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would ask your venue how it works. With places like that, they’ve got everything planned down to the minute. 

Post # 7
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I worked in a place a lot like what you described.  What we did was have the DJ set up a speaker in the dining room area, with wireless microphones.  If you need it for the ceremony its there, its there for toasts etc.  So in your case we would have run the wedding like this


guests move to lobby/cocktail hour

bride and groom return and are announced in lobby

bride and groom cut cake in lobby/take pics with cake

bride groom and guests are seated

dinner is served

while dinner is served staff slices and plates cake

dinner dishes are cleared

cake is served

toasts while guests are finishing dinner/eating cake

DJ invites guests to lobby/lounge for dancing 

With a speaker in each room guests can hear all announcements about whats going on and where they need to be.  The only thing I would question would be closing the dining room after dinner.  A lot of guests will probably leave purses, jackets etc on their dinner chairs if they are going to be dancing and moving around.  I’d want to make sure their belongings are left until they are ready to collect them and leave. 

Post # 9
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The DJ usually provided the speakers. We had 3 or 4 that did regular business for events, so I don’t think they charged extra for it, it was just the way they set up our particular venue.  I’m sure the DJ there whether they are contracted by the venue or by you should be able to provide this.  Its pretty standard equipment for them.

Post # 10
4069 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Always toasts over dinner in my opinion.  I love old houses too.

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