Im a party girl so I wanted to get all the little wedding traditions out of the way asap so we can party the rest of the night. It probably took about 10-15min for the first dance, father/daughter dance and the mother/son dance. Afterwards, we started dinner and as people were finishing dinner, the bestman and moh made their speeches. Dinner probably lasted about 20-25min. We let people dance a little more then got right into the garter removal/toss and bouquet toss. That was about 10-15min. After a little more dancing we cut the cake, which probably lasted 5min.
If you do the speeches before dinner then get into the garter removal/toss, bouquet toss and cake cutting, you might be ok with time. Its hard because no matter how much you want things to be on schedule, they never are.
Originally Posted by sxcT
Question for you previous brides...
How long did it take to do the dances, speeches, garter, bouquet toss, cake cutting and all the other things that need to get done and photographed? Reason I ask is because I am on a tight budget and I need to figure out how many hours to book the photographer. I can really only afford 4 hours but with 1 hour of pre-wedding I am not sure everything will get covered.
Ceremony - 4pm
Reception - 6pm