The Ideal Order (Reception/Dance)

Let's start off by saying, it's your wedding, and there is NO right or wrong. There is the traditional way, and then there is your way, which can be refreshing for your guests.

Every couple has their own situation of, how many people are at the wedding, to how many are in the family, especially when they're missing loved ones. As hard as this can be for you, your wedding day is how you want to represent it. Now that we got the hard stuff out of the way, we will provide different scenarios of the Reception and the Dance.

(The times will have to be adjusted according to how many people are at the wedding. Consult your WEDDING PLANNER if applicable)
* Utilize DJ to provide entertainment.

There are many ways to organize your reception, but these are the most popular. 


 

Recpetion : Traditional

5:30pm Cocktails
6:15pm Receiving Line
6:50pm Grand Entrance
7pm Dinner
8:45pm Slideshow
8:55pm Cake Cutting
9pm First Dances
1) Bride & Groom
2) Bride & Father
3) Groom & Mother
4) Bridal Party
10pm Bouquet/Garter
1am Last Dance

Reception : Option 1

5:30pm Cocktails
6pm Receiving Line
6:45 Grand Entrance straight to Cake Cut
7pm Dinner
8:45 Slideshow
9pm First Dances
1) Bride & Groom
2) Bride & Father
3) Groom & Mother
4) Bridal Party
10pm Bouquet/Garter
1am Last Dance

First Dances Option 1

1) Bride & Groom
2) Bride & Father joined halfway with Groom/Mother
3) Bridal Party

First Dances Option 2

1) Bride & Groom
2) Bride & Father
3) Bridal Party joined by guests halfway


Remember, this is your wedding, and there is no right or wrong.

Things to keep in mind for the order of first dances, is building.
Building hype and momentum is the dj's job throughout the night. This is where music cycles from slow, to GET OFF YOUR FEET tunes.

Typically, your first dances start off slow with 1 couple to 2/3 couples, and then builds up with your wedding party. This is where Option 2 is great. It's always easier for your guests to get onto the floor, when there are other people dancing.
It's one major reason why the Bridal Party goes last.
 

Note: Momentum is usually interrupted after the first dance because of the confetti that needs to be cleaned off the floor.