Planning Your Reception Times

We hope that this issue will give you an idea on how to plan out your wedding reception. We get many brides that have no idea what is going to happen and when at their reception and that can only lead to disaster. Remember – you really do need someone at your wedding at least for Day of Planning, its always best to hire a professional so Aunt Pam isn’t still eating when you should be having your first dance…
Four Hour Seated Lunch
12:00pm Guests Enter Reception hall. Pick up their seating assignments.

12:30pm Grand Entrance of bridal party & Bride and Groom. Guest Take their seats.

1:00pm Lunch is served.

2pm First Dance

2:30pm Main Course

3:30pm Bouquet & Garter Toss, Music & Dancing

4pm Music Ends and Guests Depart.


Five Hour Seated Dinner

5pm Guests arrive at reception, begin hosting cocktail hour.

6pm Guest take their seats and Grand Entrance of Bridal Party.

6:30pm Bride and groom have first dance as appetizer course is cleared.

7pm Everyone sits for main course.

7:30pm Main course is cleared and dancing resumes.

8pm Cake Cutting which is served as dancing continues.

9pm Bouquet & Garter Toss. Coffee and dinner drinks are served and band keeps on playing…

10pm Music ends and guests depart. Possible Grand Exit for Bride and Groom

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