The solemnity of your wedding ceremony comes your wedding reception. Your reception is one of the biggest part of your special day. This is why you have to work towards making it perfect and entertaining.
Just like any other celebration, having a great wedding translates to knowing what is meant to happen at particular periods of the celebration.
It’s ideal to set a basic timeline to make your wedding one that you and your guests will never forget.
Here is a sample of a wedding reception timeline.
- The Cocktail Hour
After the wedding ceremony comes the cocktail hour. It starts immediately if the ceremony and reception is held in the same venue or it will be held an hour later if a travel have to be made.
The bride and groom will not be around at the cocktail but it is a great time for the guests to mingle, relax, have fun and enjoy some drinks and hors d’oeuvres before the wedding reception.
This is where you arrive and make your entrance as the newlyweds. Both of your Parents, your wedding party are introduced. This will be followed by both of you as husband and wife.
It’s also a period when you’ll make your first dance as the bride and groom. It is a great time for you both of you to express your love and shine together
- Welcome Speech
After you both are seated, it’s time to thank and appreciate your wedding guests for honouring your invitation.
The welcome speech can be done by the bride and groom or the father or mother of the bride.
- Dinner Time
Enjoy dinner by having a good treat. It is a great period to meet the guests and greet them before returning to your table for the toasts.
- Cheers and Toasts
After dinner comes the period to thank the guests. This can be said by a family member or one of the bride’s parents, The best man and maid of honor’s speech should also be given.
This is usually done an hour before the grand exit and it shows that the wedding is almost over.
After you must have cut your cake, your DJ should play nice songs to keep our guests entertained as they enjoy the dessert.
7. Last Dance
You should end your wedding with a dance that would create a memorable experience for you and the guests.
- Grand Exit
The wedding coordinator should instruct everyone to go outside so that you can make your grand exit out of your big day.
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